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Evaluating, Monitoring and Developing Nutrition Intervention Plans for Malnourished Children with Neurological Impairment

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


  1. Articulate the reasons for the use of additional anthropometric measurements and alternate growth charts in the nutritional assessment of children with neurodevelopmental impairment
  2. Demonstrate competence in measuring and monitoring nutrition and performing a nutrition focused physical assessment in children with neurodevelopmental challenges
  3. Develop nutrition care plans for children with malnutrition who have neurological impairment


The Importance of Good Nutrition in Children with Neurological Impairment:  When to Worry
Gina Rempel, MD, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Lead, Manitoba Home Nutrition Program – Pediatric Division, Pediatrics and Child Health, Rehabilitation Center for Children and Children’s Hospital Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Overcoming the Challenges Inherent in Measuring Children with Neurological Impairment:  The Right Anthropometrics Every Time
Jodi Wolff, MS, RDN, LD, Pediatric Dietitian, University Hospitals, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Putting it all Together:  Nutritional Assessment and Nutrition Focused Physical Examination
Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD-AP, CSP, LDN, FAND, Clinical Dietitian III, Department of Nutrition Therapy, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

Can We Safely Integrate Oral Feeding Into the Nutrition Care Plan:  Oral Feeding Assessment for Nutrition Support Professionals
Marianne Gellert Jones, MA, CCC-SLP, Clinical Feeding Specialist, Speech Language Pathologist, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA

Gina Rempel, MD, FRCPC

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-056-L01-P

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