Nutrition Intervention For Healthy Childhood Growth: The Clinician And Dietitian’s Point Of View

Program Date: 1 May 2018
Publication Date: 28 February 2018
Location: Paris, France
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this two-part program, learn about nutrition intervention for healthy childhood growth from both, the clinician and dietitian point of view. Originally presented at the Growth Summit in Paris, France on February 28, 2018.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify essential methods and techniques to monitor growth in healthy children.
  • Understand the key risk factors for undernutrition in young children.
  • Increase awareness of the variety of screening tools for undernutrition in children.
  • Discuss the role of macro- and micronutrients for promoting healthy growth in children with chronic disease.
  • Summarize four patient types that are at risk for poor childhood growth.
  • Explain how nutrition rehabilitation is possible with sufficient dietitian support.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3000, 3010, 5070, 5285
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 10.1.1
  • Run Time: 57:30

Course Instructor Bio(s)


Virgina A. Stallings, MD

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Stallings is the Director, Office of Faculty Development, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA. She is a pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr Stallings is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Nutrition and has served on many task forces dealing with the nutritional needs of children. She is well recognized in the field of nutrition and has received numerous awards for her service. Dr. Stallings has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to abstracts, book chapters and presentations in the field.


Luise Marino, PhD, RD

Clinical Academic Paediatric Dietitian HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Lectureship University Hospital Southampton Southampton, England

Dr. Marino has spent 15 years working in academic hospitals in South Africa, including four years as the dietetic manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. Her research interests include developing nutrition care pathways for patient benefit and novel nutrition support in critically ill children.


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