Clinical Solutions for Growth & Undernutrition - Kid


Effect of Oral Nutritional Supplementation (ONS) on Growth in Children With Undernutrition

  • View an animated recap of a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis that summarized some of the effects of ONS on catch-up growth for children aged 9 months to 12 years with undernutrition. Outcomes analyzed were changes in height, weight, body mass index, age, and sex-specific z scores and percentiles.

Young Child Nutrition: Knowledge and Surveillance Gaps Across the Spectrum of Feeding

  • Read a paper comparing differences in pediatric dietary intake and recommendations—identifying both knowledge gaps and surveillance gaps to be filled. Parental perceptions, feeding challenges, and nutrition challenges are also discussed.

Nutrition Needs of Infants and Children with Malnutrition and Faltering Growth

  • This course helps define malnutrition; characterizes the role of the dietitian and other healthcare professionals in assessing nutrition requirements; describes the impact of specific conditions on nutrition requirements; and discusses expectations for catch-up growth. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Effect of Oral Nutritional Supplementation (ONS) on Growth in Children With Undernutrition

  • Read a meta-analysis of undernutrition in children and how the use of ONS as a nutritional intervention resulted in significantly better growth, particularly for those who were mildly or moderately undernourished.

    Zhang Z, Li F, Hannon BA, et al. Nutrients. 2021;13(9):3036. doi: 10.3390/nu13093036.

Picky Eating in School-Aged Children: Sociodemographic Determinants and the Associations With Dietary Intake

  • Children who are picky eaters show strong food preferences and reject particular foods or food textures, which can lead to an inadequate or unhealthy diet.

    Kutbi HA. Nutrients. 2021;13(8):2518. doi: 10.3390/nu13082518.

Nutrition in Adolescent Growth & Development

  • Adolescence is a nutrition-sensitive phase for growth, during which the benefits of good nutrition extend to many physiological systems.

    Norris SA, Frongillo EA, Black MM, et al. Lancet. 2022;399(10320):172-184. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01590-7

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Undernutrition Risk Factors

  • A chart of undernutrition demographic data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) listing risk factors for undernutrition in children. The use of PediaSure® for intervention and growth is also provided.

Growth Tool Kit Servings Chart

  • PediaSure servings chart with daily calorie needs for catch-up growth.

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PediaSure—Nutrition for Growth and Immune Support

  • PediaSure has the nutrition for kids who need to catch up on growth and has nutrients for immune support.

PediaSure Recipes

Recipe ideas for caregivers incorporating PediaSure as an ingredient in meals and snacks.

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