Certificate of Training in Pediatric Malnutrition

(10.0 RN CE; 10.0 RD CPEU)

The World Health Organization reports that one-third of the global population suffers from malnutrition complications, like stunting, wasting, obesity, vitamin and mineral deficiency, and some non-communicable diseases. Learn what you can do to reduce the burden of malnutrition in the communities you serve.


Enroll in these required courses

Enroll in and complete SEVEN required online self-study courses.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Identification and Diagnosis of Pediatric Malnutrition

In this course, Jodi Wolff, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM, will discuss the prevalence of pediatric malnutrition; identify the degree of malnutrition in infants and children using the recommended indicators; describe the techniques for obtaining accurate anthropometric measurements; and identify physical findings that may indicate malnutrition.


Detecting Pediatric Malnutrition: Tools For Screening & Criteria For Diagnosing

In this course, Patricia Becker, MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, FAND, Melinda White, PhD, GRAD DIP NUTR&DIET, BSC, APD, and Maree Ferguson, MBA, PhD, RDN, FAND, will review the goals, purpose and definition of the pediatric malnutrition indicators; identify their implications on the diagnosis of pediatric malnutrition; and understand how to implement pediatric malnutrition screening and rescreening tools.


Pediatric Nutrition Focused Physical Exam

In this course, Jodi Wolff, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM, will explain the rationale for completing a nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) in pediatric patients; discuss the role of NFPE in identifying malnutrition; identify clinical signs of common nutrient deficiencies and toxicities; and assess hydration status.


Nutrition Assessment of the Preterm Infant

In this course, Sharon Groh-Wargo, PhD, RDN, will review the components of a newborn nutrition assessment; discuss the nutritional requirements of a neonate; and introduce concepts related to the diagnosis of malnutrition in newborns.


Measures to Identify Pediatric Malnutrition: Introduction to Mid-Upper Arm Circumference and Z-scores

In this course, Susan M Abdel-Rahman, PharmD, will describe the validity of the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measurement; review z-score calculations and how to interpret results; and watch how to accurately take MUAC measurements in pediatric practice. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.


The Importance of Anthropometric Data in Infant and Pediatric Populations

In this course, Meggie Meara, MSN, RN, RD, teach you the importance of infant and pediatric anthropometric data in nutrition assessments; demonstrate how to obtain proper weight, height/length and head circumference measurements; and discuss several healthcare challenges that may affect the accuracy and consistency of measurement.


Nutrition for the Neurologically Impaired Child

In this course, Jodi Wolff, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, FAACPDM, will identify types of neurological impairment (NI); discuss nutrition risk factors and common GI problems associated with NI; recognize the components of nutrition assessment; and recommend nutrition interventions and monitoring for patients with NI.


Choose Up to Three Electives

Select, enroll in and complete three of these electives.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Nutrition Intervention In Sick Pediatric Patients

In this course, Sanja Kolaček, MD, MSC, PhD, will review modalities of nutrition interventions for the sick child; discuss types of formula and indications for their use; explain how to select site, route and mode for oral/enteral nutrition; and indicate the most common complications. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.


Pediatric Currents: Applying Malnutrition Indicators in the Preterm and Neonatal Population

In this course, Dena L Goldberg, PhD, RDN, and Maura Sandrock, MS, RDN, CD, will teach you why identifying malnutrition in preterm infants and neonates is important; review the recommended malnutrition indicators; and describe practical case study examples to identify the malnutrition indicators.


Pediatric Currents: Screening for Malnutrition Risk in Pediatrics

In this course, Patricia Becker MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, FAND, will teach you the value of screening children for malnutrition; define the terms nutrition screen and nutrition assessment; and identify four pediatric nutrition screening tools that have been clinically validated.


Utilizing Nhanes Data To Assess Pediatric Malnutrition

In this course, Robert Murray, MD and Christopher Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, will review the AND/ASPEN consensus statement on pediatric malnutrition; describe the NHANES survey methodology and recent malnutrition data analysis; and identify how clinicians can apply the latest NHANES data into clinical practice.


Practical Strategies for Achieving Growth Potential in Children

In this course, Bruno Hauser, MD, PhD, Julie Lanigan, PhD, RD, and Robert Murray, MD, will identify four pediatric chronic health conditions that are associated with malnutrition; discuss nutritional interventions to prevent or correct growth faltering in children; and outline the current recommendations for the nutritional assessment, intervention and monitoring of Crohn's Disease. Originally presented on March 7, 2019 at the 6th International Conference on Nutrition & Growth.


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

In this two-part program, Virgina A Stallings, MD, and Luise Marino, PhD, RD, will teach you 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.


Final Exam


The final exam is a capstone assessment of what you’ve learned through the course curriculum. Please take this exam only after you’ve completed all the courses in your curriculum.

Supplemental Materials


These materials aren’t required as part of your certificate of training, but we think they’ll play a helpful role in your clinical practice.

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Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Dietitian CPEUs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (RO002), is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

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