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Activity Number: 178503 Levels: 1, and 2.

In 2022 unique circumstances combined to create a formula shortage for families throughout the U.S. The author outlines what needs to be done to achieve long-term solutions to prevent formula shortages and provide support for breastfeeding families. Included in the discussion are the barriers that must be overcome to accomplish these goals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the unique characteristics of the infant formula industry in the United States (US).
  2. Identify the contributing factors and consequences of the infant formula shortage of 2022 in the US.
  3. Describe potential government and industry strategies to prevent future infant formula shortages.

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge about making sense of the infant formula shortage by achieving a posttest score of 70% or greater.
Price: $21.95


  • CDR 1.0 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.0 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Levels 1, 2. Activity Number 178503.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0923DP
Published: Sep/Oct 2023
Expires: 9/6/2024
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Steven A. Abrams, MD
Categories: Nutrition , Pediatrics
Specialties: Nutrition, Pediatrics