Nutrition Focus Newsletter
Core Function: Information Development and Dissemination
Nutrition Focus, an online newsletter that focuses on nutrition challenges of children with special health care needs and their families, is written for health care providers and others who work with children with special health care needs. CPE is available for RD/Ns.
Many children with special health care needs are at risk for nutrition problems. If these problems are addressed early by qualified health professionals, improved outcomes are gained in appropriate growth, improved health status, fewer hospitalizations and cost savings in overall health care expenditures. Nutrition Focus disseminates timely, evidence-based and practical information that allows health care providers to effectively address the nutritional issues of children with special health care needs.
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.
For more information and to subscribe, please visit the Nutrition Focus website at:
Pediatric Nutrition Care in the Community
for Children With Special Health Care Needs in Washington State