Malnutrition

Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

201. The Future of Pediatric Malnutrition: Establishing Prevalence, Ensuring Prevention

Sunday, October 21
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Pediatric malnutrition is associated with poor outcomes, longer length of stay, and higher health care costs. Furthermore, malnutrition is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially among older adults. The Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) states 20-50% percent of adults are malnourished or risk of malnutrition upon hospital admission. But what about children? Of the 2.1 million children hospitalized annually, only 54,600 had coded diagnoses of malnutrition, a prevalence of 2.6%. This session will present the work of the Pediatric Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (PNPG) malnutrition committee, providing information on what we need to do to help RDNs achieve our Second Century goal: to prevent all forms of malnutrition. This session will review concepts including how to establish prevalence, screen for malnutrition risk, assess and identify malnutrition, document the disease, treat it early via established auto-implemented protocols, and document outcomes in the pediatric population.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2010 - Nutrition Diagnosis Assessment methodology
  • 4010 - Community intervention, monitoring, evaluation
  • 5070 - Pediatrics (client population)

Patricia Becker

Patricia Becker is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and nutrition support. She has had a wide range of experience as a dietitian. She has been an active volunteer with the Academy as chair of the evidence analysis library pediatric nutrition screening project, chair elect for PNPG, author of the Pediatric Malnutrition Section of the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual, President of North Carolina Dietetic Association, NC Outstanding Dietitian of the year, NCDA Liaison to the North Carolina Board of Nutrition and Dietetics, NE DPG Policy & Advocacy Leader, PNPG Professional Development Chair and Pediatric Nutrition Symposium Chair, and member of the Pediatric Malnutrition Work group and Lead author of the Consensus statement for ASPEN / AND pediatric malnutrition. Author on the Identify Malnutrition in Preterm and Neonatal Populations: Recommended Indicators.
ASPEN Malnutrition Committee member, and ASPEN malnutrition “state of the science” paper author group. Author and presenter on pediatric malnutrition and nutrition-focused physical exam.

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Lori Bechard, PhD MEd RDN

Dr. Bechard is a renowned nutrition researcher and clinician with expertise in the areas of clinical research methodolgy, pediatric critical care, oncology, energy expenditure and body composition in children. She is an esteemed member of the staff of Boston Children's Hospital and a Research Associate in the Harvard Medical School.

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Patricia Becker

Patricia Becker is a board-certified specialist in pediatric nutrition and nutrition support. She has had a wide range of experience as a dietitian. She has been an active volunteer with the Academy as chair of the evidence analysis library pediatric nutrition screening project, chair elect for PNPG, author of the Pediatric Malnutrition Section of the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual, President of North Carolina Dietetic Association, NC Outstanding Dietitian of the year, NCDA Liaison to the North Carolina Board of Nutrition and Dietetics, NE DPG Policy & Advocacy Leader, PNPG Professional Development Chair and Pediatric Nutrition Symposium Chair, and member of the Pediatric Malnutrition Work group and Lead author of the Consensus statement for ASPEN / AND pediatric malnutrition. Author on the Identify Malnutrition in Preterm and Neonatal Populations: Recommended Indicators.
ASPEN Malnutrition Committee member, and ASPEN malnutrition “state of the science” paper author group. Author and presenter on pediatric malnutrition and nutrition-focused physical exam.

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Molly Vega, MS RDN LD

Molly received her Bachelors degree in nutritional science from Texas A&M University and her Masters degree from Texas Women's University. For the past 10 years she has worked caring for children with kidney disease at Texas Children's Hospital. She is active in research in several areas including critical care, nephrology and malnutrition. She is co-author of Malnutrition among hospitalized children in the US. Changing Prevalence. Published in JAND in 2017. She is a member of the EAL pediatric malnutrition nutrition risk screening project. She also pursues her love of sports nutrition as a member of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute human performance group.

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