The Hidden Side of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Children: The Double Burden of Overnutrition and Undernutrition

Program Date: 7 June 2022
Publication Date: 22 September 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In this course, Dan Nemet, MD, MHA reviews the impact of the pandemic on the risk for malnutrition; explains how nutritional status can impact risk for COVID-19; and describes key nutrition strategies to help manage undernutrition in pediatrics. Originally presented as a live webinar on June 7, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Review the impact of the pandemic on the risk for malnutrition and associated long-term consequences. 
• Explain how nutritional status can impact risk for COVID-19. 
• Describe key nutrition strategies to help manage undernutrition in pediatrics.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.2.1
  • Run Time: 28

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Dan Nemet, MD, MHA

Professor of Pediatrics, Sackler School of Medicine 
Tel Aviv University, Israel 
Director, Child Health & Sports Center 
Meir Medical Center 
Kafar, Saba, Israel
Dan Nemet is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he also serves as Associate Dean. Dr Nemet is the Co-founder and Director of the Child Health and Sports Center at the Meir Medical Center, a multidisciplinary center focused on research and clinical aspects of the interaction between child development, nutrition, growth, and physical activity.
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