Silent Malnutrition and Hidden Hunger

Program Date: 26 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 discuss the issue of pediatric malnutrition; explain hidden hunger in children; review micronutrient requirements for childhood growth; and discuss nutritional effects in the context of the pandemic. Originally presented at the 5th annual Growth Summit on May 26, 2021. Following the presentation, there will be a panel of nutrition experts to continue the discussion on childhood hunger and undernutrition.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the issue of pediatric malnutrition.
• Explain hidden hunger in children.
• Review micronutrient requirements for childhood growth.
• Discuss nutritional effects in the context of the pandemic.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5
  • Run Time: 35

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mauro Fisberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Federal University of Sao Paulo
Coordinator, Feeding Difficulties Center – Pensi Institute
Sabará Children’s Hospital
Jarinu, Brazil
Dr Mauro Fisberg is a Pediatrician and Nutrologist and Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Escola Paulista de Medicina at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. He received his medical degree from the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. Dr Fisberg is currently Coordinator of the Excellence Center for Nutrition and Feeding Difficulties – PENSI Institute – Jose Luiz E. Setubal Foundation – Sabara Children’s Hospital; Scientific Coordinator of the Healthy Life Style Task Froce, ILSI Brazil; PI (Chair) of Estudio Latino Americano de Nutricion y Salud (ELANS) and Estudo Brasileiro de Nutricao e Saude (EBANS) (Latin American and Brazilian study of nutrition and health); member of the Department of Nutrology of the Brazilian Pediatric Society; and Coordinator of the Feeding Difficulties Task Force of the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Gastroenterologia Hepatologia y Nutricion Pediatrica (SLAGHNP). He is also an alumnus of the United Nations University’s World Hunger Program and the Kellogg Foundation’s Partners of the Americas Leadership Program. Dr Fisberg specializes in adolescent nutrition, childhood obesity, food intake and consumption, anemia, and nutritional intervention.

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