Practice Resources

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Library

Files, links and documents are available in the PNPG member only library (examples: Food Allergy Network newsletters, Academy Journal articles of interest, ASPEN Defining Pediatric Malnutrition: A Paradigm Shift Toward Etiology-Related Definitions; external links).  External resources and links of interest that PNPG members have identified are located in the library.  

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group Discussions
Members can start new discussion topics, respond to posts and keep up with what other pediatric RD/DTRs are doing in practice.  Hot topics and case studies are often posted here along with best practice discussions.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library®

Child Nutrition is represented in several projects of the ADA Evidence Analysis Library®. Topics include: Celiac Disease; Fluoride; Health Disparities; Nutritive and Non-nutritive Sweeteners; Pediatric Obesity/Overweight; Sodium; and Vegetarian Nutrition.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position and Practice Papers

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics develops Position and Practice Papers to assist in promoting the public's optimal nutrition, health, and well-being. Both position and practice papers are germane to the Academy's vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies.  Topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Benchmarks for Nutrition Programs in Child Care
  • Comprehensive School Nutrition Services
  • Local Support for Nutrition Integrity in Schools
  • Individual-, Family-, School- and Community-Based Interventions for Pediatric Overweight
  • Nutrition Intervention in the Treatment of Eating Disorders (August 2011)
  • Providing Nutrition Services for People with Developmental Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs
  • Child and Adolescent Nutrition Assistance Programs
  • Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Aged 2 to 11 Years
  • Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding
  • The Impact of Fluoride on Health 

Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual

The Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual® is a Web-based diet and professional practice manual for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians Registered, and allied health care professionals. The Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual® includes more than 40 major topics, including:

  • Normal nutrition for all pediatric life stages
  • Food allergies
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Nutrition support
  • Neonatal care
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Weight management
Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual® (login)

RDN Value Brochure

You asked for it, we have delivered!  A beautiful brochure you can use to highlight the benefits of a pediatric RDN.  Click here to download a copier-friendly PDF file!


Additional Pediatric Resources

  • The Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice
    Custom-made for pediatric practice, this easy-to-use guide provides frequently used assessment terms, PES statements, intervention terminology and monitoring and evaluation examples. Each chapter highlights one of 15 conditions commonly seen in a pediatric setting and walks the reader through the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) for each one. Learn to chart confidently using the NCP! (purchase)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment, Second Edition
    This comprehensive, easy-to-navigate guide has been updated to include information on the use of CDC, WHO, and specialized growth charts; vitamin D recommendations; and screening information. It also features expanded, easier-to-read coverage of laboratory tests and nutrient needs. An essential tool for any RDN who provides nutrition care to pediatric patients! (purchase) 
  • Infant Feedings: Guidelines for Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities, 2nd Ed. Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Sandra T. Robbins, RD, CSP, and Robin Meyers, MPH, RD. This edition will help facilitate establishment of facility-specific policies and procedures for preparation, storage, and bedside handling of infant feedings, while providing optimal nutrition care to infants. Topics include procedures for facilities without a feeding preparation room; current standards for infant feeding preparations; instructions for handling mother's own and donor human milk; formulas with probiotics; infection control; and disaster planning. Published 2011. (purchase)

    Neonatal 2nd Ed.

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition, 2nd Ed. (Print) Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group. The profession's most respected experts have updated this easy-to-use pocket guide to reflect the latest research in neonatal nutrition, including nutrition assessment of neonates, enteral and parenteral nutrition, medical/surgical condititions, discharge and follow-up, and conversion tables. Published 2015. (purchase)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Children with Special Health Care and Nutritional Needs (Print) Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group. This easy-to-use reference presents the most current, interdisciplinary research and evidence-based information available on nutrition management of children with special needs. Any health care professional who manages the nutrition care of children with special health care needs, such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy or gastrointestinal disorders, needs this pocket guide. Children with these conditions have more frequent problems that may alter their growth, diet, feeding and eating behaviors. Published 2012. (purchase)
  • Pediatric Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Pocket Guide. This guide provides the clinician with tools for malnutrition assessment, documentation, and coding. (purchase