Utilizing Nhanes Data To Assess Pediatric Malnutrition

Program Date: 23 May 2019
Publication Date: 2 August 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll summarize the AND/ASPEN consensus statement on pediatric malnutrition; discuss the NHANES survey methodology and recent malnutrition data analysis; and identify how clinicians can apply the latest NHANES data into clinical practice.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of pediatric malnutrition (undernutrition).
  • Summarize the AND/ASPEN consensus statement on pediatric malnutrition.
  • Discuss the NHANES survey methodology and data analysis using the AND/ASPEN consensus statement in US children.
  • Identify how clinicians can apply the latest NHANES data into their clinical practice.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3020, 5070, 5285, 9020
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 6.2.5, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 54

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Robert Murray, MD

Professor, Pediatric Nutrition
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

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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Christopher Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND

Professor, Medical Dietetics & Family Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

Dr. Chris Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics as well as the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Taylor was trained by the NIH/NIDDK Clinical Research Center in Phoenix to conduct various dietary intake assessment methodologies and has analyzed primary and secondary data to describe dietary habits and food intake patterns, especially among underserved populations. He has secured institutional, federal and industry funding to evaluate national surveillance data to examine dietary patterns. He has given numerous invited and peer review presentations to share his findings on American dietary patterns. He uses these analyses of dietary patterns to inform interventions targeting patients in the patient centered medical home. Through partnership with a technology firm, Dr. Taylor has developed a method to couple Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in the Patient Centered Medical Neighborhood with Primary Care Providers in the medical home to close the loop of communication to promote improved patient outcomes.


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