Growth & Undernutrition –Kid

Related Education for Professionals

A pediatrician measures a young girl's height as the girl's mother and younger brother watch A pediatrician measures a young girl's height as the girl's mother and younger brother watch
Effect of 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.

Reverri EJ, Arensberg MB, Murray RD, Kerr KW, Wulf KL. Nutrients. 2022;14(15):3093. doi: 10.3390/nu14153093.

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.

Assessing Growth and Nutritional Status

Dr Aw reviews strategies for measuring pediatric growth and assessing nutritional status with the ABCs of assessment: Anthropometry, Biochemical measures, and Clinical observations. She also discusses how particular aspects of child behavior and the quality of dietary intake can help identify children at risk for suboptimal growth and development.


Related Clinical Research

Pediatric Malnutrition Screening Tools

Nutrition screening tools have been developed for pediatric patients to help facilitate the identification of kids at risk for malnutrition. This review provides an overview of recent progress in screening methods.

Hulst JM, Huysentruyt K, Joosten KF. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2020;23(3):203-209. doi:10.1097/MCO.0000000000000644

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.


Related Nutrition Resources

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 and the usage of PediaSure® for intervention and growth. 

Growth Toolkit Dosing Chart

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


Product Solutions

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PediaSure® Grow & Gain®

PediaSure Grow & Gain is a source of Complete, Balanced Nutrition especially designed for children 1 to 13 years of age.


Connect With Your Patients

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PediaSure - Balanced Nutrition for Immune Support

PediaSure contains the nutrition kids need for growth progress and immune system support.

PediaSure Recipes

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


References: 1. Larson Nath C, et al. Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Jun;34(3):349-358. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10274 2. World Health Organization. Malnutrition key facts. WHO website.