Assuring Pediatric Nutrition in the Hospital and
Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training
The Assuring Pediatric Nutrition in the Hospital and Community, an intensive training program, is offered once a year to community-based registered dietitians (RDs). Other health care professionals with an interest in pediatric nutrition are also invited to attend. The training prepares RDs to screen children for nutrition problems, assess specific nutritional needs, and develop interventions for children with special health care needs. RDs can earn 20 hours of continuing education credits from the American Dietetic Association for participating in the training.
During the three-day intensive training program, 20 speakers cover an array of nutrition and feeding issues faced by children with special health care needs. Speakers from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital represent a variety of disciplines. The class is limited to 30 participants to facilitate interaction and small group learning experiences and to promote development of clinical competencies. The UW School of Nursing Continuing Education collaborates with CHDD faculty on this training program.
Upon completion of the training, participants are automatically subscribed to the closed listserv, Pediatric Nutrition Consultation On-Line, which provides ongoing pediatric nutrition consultation and resources.