For many years our focus has been on malnutrition in the adult population but what about the children?
In 2014 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition published a consensus paper related to identifying and documenting pediatric malnutrition. The consensus paper opens with, “Pediatric malnutrition is estimated to contribute to approximately 45% of all child deaths globally.”
Are your dietitians currently identifying malnutrition in both pediatric and adult populations?
Find out the tools you need to begin addressing and caring for pediatric malnutrition and how it impacts the quality of care you are providing and your hospitals case mix index and bottom line.
Michelle Hoppman, RD, LD, CDE
Director, DM&A Nutrition Division