Nutrition Focus Newsletter
Nutrition Focus is an online newsletter
that focuses on nutrition challenges of children with special
health care needs and their families. The newsletter is written
for health care providers and others who work with children with special
health care needs. The goal of the newsletter is to increase awareness
of nutrition and share useful assessment and intervention strategies
within the health care community.
It is estimated that 40% of all children
with special health care needs may be at risk for nutrition problems.
If these problems are addressed early by qualified health professionals,
the outcomes are appropriate growth, improved health status, fewer
hospitalizations and cost savings in overall health care expenditures.
Nutrition Focus is a vehicle for disseminating timely, evidence-based
and practical information that allows health care providers to effectively
address the nutritional issues of children with special health care
A one-year website subscription (6 issues) is
Each online article highlights a specific disorder
or nutrition concern and offers practical suggestions and guidance
for families and health care professionals. Sample topics include:
- Pediatric formula update
- Intrauterine growth retardation and small
for gestational age - Nutrition Management
- Homemade blenderized tube feedings
- Eating/feeding problems of children
- Dietary Reference Intakes - case studies
for children with special health care needs
- Down syndrome
- Transition for adolescents with special
health care needs to adult health care and nutrition services
- Breastfeeding the infant with special health care needs
Are you a registered dietitian? Subscribers who are registered dietitians
can also purchase a membership to the Pediatric Nutrition Consultation
Online Listserve. The listserve provides evidence-based answers
to posted questions using registered dietitians from CHDD
and Seattle’s Children’s Hospital as consultants.
A one-year Nutrition Focus website subscription (6 issues) plus listserve is $65.
NEW-Starting in September of 2011, posted issues will include a Continuing Education quiz which can be completed online to earn CE credits from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Subscribers: Receive 2 CE credits by reading an issue of Nutrition Focus with successful completion of the quiz, Cost-$20.
Nonsubscribers: Can participate in CE credit. Cost is $40 for 2 CE hours (read one issue of Nutrition Focus with successful quiz completion).
For more information, please visit the Nutrition Focus website at:
Pediatric Nutrition Care in the Community
for Children With Special Health Care Needs in Washington State