Malnutrition: The Child At-Risk

Program Date: 3 November 2017
Publication Date: 1 March 2017
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU Hours

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact of pediatric malnutrition on linear growth, body composition and cognitive development.
  • Identify pediatric populations at-risk for malnutrition.
  • Differentiate between the picky eater vs. the child at-risk for malnutrition.
  • Review the importance of growth and neural development during early to late childhood.
  • Evaluate benefits of oral nutritional supplements in children at-risk for malnutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000,3030,5070
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.1,10.2.3,10.2.4
  • Media Format(s): video
  • Run Time: 30:18

Course Instructor Bio(s)

A headshot of Dr Robert Murray

Robert Murray, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University

Dr. Murray has spent much of his career as a professor in the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also provides leadership for the Food Innovation Center’s efforts to overcome specific barriers associated with overweight and undernourished children—whether due to lack of access to quality, functional foods, or the problems of cost, taste, and safety.


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