Adolescent Nutrition: An Important but Often Neglected Health Topic

Program Date: 27 May 2021
Publication Date: 2 September 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn to explain why we should focus on adolescent health and nutrition; review the health and economic consequences of neglecting to address nutrition in adolescents; discuss the window of opportunity to impact growth before the growth plates close; and identify opportunities to make an impact on adolescent health through nutrition. Originally presented as a live webinar on May 27, 2021. Following the presentation, there will be a panel of pediatric nutrition experts to continue the discussion on adolescent nutrition.

Course Objectives:

• Explain why we should focus on adolescent health and nutrition.
• Review the health and economic consequences of neglecting to address nutrition in adolescents.
• Discuss the window of opportunity to impact growth before the growth plates close.
• Identify opportunities to make an impact on adolescent health through nutrition.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 4.2.6, 8.1.2, 8.1.5
  • Run Time: 40

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mark Corkins, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN, USA

Dr Mark Corkins is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s in Memphis, TN. He is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with a focus on nutrition and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Dr Corkins has served on the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Board of Directors and completed two terms on the American Academy of Pediatrics-Committee on Nutrition. In 2007, he was ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Physician of the year and was the 2018 Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award winner. He has been head-editor of several nutrition textbooks, author of numerous journal articles and a member of the task force that created the new definition for pediatric malnutrition. As of July 2021, he will be the new chair of the AAP’s Committee on Nutrition.

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