Nutrition in Early Adolescence : Guidance for Clinical Practice

Program Date: 25 February 2021
Publication Date: 29 April 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn the importance of adolescent nutrition in clinical practice; review the physiological changes with pubertal development and its impact on nutrient needs; and be able to identify nutrients of concern to support adolescent health. Originally presented as a live webinar on February 25, 2021.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss the importance of adolescent nutrition in clinical practice.
• Review the physiological changes with pubertal development and its impact on nutrient needs.
• Identify nutrients of concern to support adolescent health.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 50

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Virginia Stallings, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dr. Stallings is the Director, Nutrition Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She is a Physician Scientist and Nutrition Specialist in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Stallings is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Nutrition and National Academy of Medicine 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 240 articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to abstracts, book chapters and presentations in the field.
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Rachel Johnson, RDN

Pediatric Manager, Global Scientific Affairs
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
Rachel Johnson, RDN worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian for several years before joining Abbott Nutrition.  In her clinical roles, she provided comprehensive nutrition support services to a variety of patients including inpatient and outpatient nutrition management and counseling. Since joining Abbott, she has drawn on her extensive clinical background to provide expertise to drive Abbott’s scientific programs and nutrition portfolio around diabetes and pediatric malnutrition. She has spent most of her Abbott career working in Abbott’s Research and Development supporting international scientific and innovation programs. Currently, she is responsible for driving external engagement activities to meet the educational needs of healthcare professional around the globe, as part of Abbott’s Scientific and Medical Affairs team.

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