Pediatric Nutrition Assessment CPE Self-Study Course

Credits: 10
Course Expiration: September 14, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Understand the unique nutrition requirements for the pediatric population with this evidence-based self-study course!

This CPE self-study course includes required reading of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Pediatric Assessment, 3rd edition, which was published in 2020. This evidence-based guide is an essential resource for nutrition practitioners who assess the nutritional status of infants, children and adolescents. It is an easy to use and appropriate reference for dietetic practitioners – from beginner to advanced nutrition practitioners. The book includes evidence-based guidelines, language and tools for determining malnutrition, understanding anthropometrics, utilizing client and nutrition history and understanding the nutrition requirements for the pediatric population. Topics covered in the book include:

  • Pediatric Nutrition Risk Screening Tools, including those for specialized populations
  • Information on assessing and evaluating a variety of anthropometric measurements and growth charts, including specialized and disease-specific growth charts
  • Client history, food and nutrition history information, and recommended eating and food intake patterns
  • Nutrition focused physical examination possible nutrition-related causes based on skin signs
  • Biochemical data, medical tests, and procedures
  • Energy and nutrient requirements for the pediatric population

The course includes case study based questions that require the learner to apply the information as if implementing it into practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

The self-study course, Pediatric Nutrition Assessment is great for anyone looking to increase their comfort level in pediatric assessment and interventions.  It provides great background information as well as detailed guidance.
- Courtney Bliss, MS, RDN, CNSC
Pediatric Nutrition Assessment Self-Study Course
Knowledgeable pediatric nutrition practitioners are essential to public health but unfortunately, little time is spent on pediatric nutrition in most dietetics education. The Pediatric Nutrition Assessment Self-Study course helps fill the gap and educate RDNs who wish to expand their knowledge and provide quality care to the pediatric population.
- Diana Rice, RD, LD, CLEC
Pediatric Nutrition Assessment Self-Study Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs of pediatric patients.
  2. Apply knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice when working with infants and children.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient requirements and their role in health promotion and disease management in infants and children.
  4. Identify and select valid and reliable screening tool(s) to obtain and verify relevant data in support of nutrition assessment in the pediatric population.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs and CDEs

CDR Activity Number: 158106 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 10.1.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable screening tool(s) to obtain and verify relevant data in support of nutrition assessment.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

Required Reading for this Course: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment, Third Edition written by Beth Leonberg, MS, MA, RDN, CSP, LDN, FAND

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.