Nutrition Management of Children with Developmental Disabilities
NUTRITION MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Nutrition Assessment of Children with Developmental Disabilities is targeted for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist that is seeing the pediatric population. The course will cover conditions that include developmental disabilities, components of the nutrition assessment, barriers to adequate nutrition, discuss nutrition deficiencies that may be present, and considerations for the nutrition care plan.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name at least 2 factors that influence the nutrient intake and utilization of a child with developmental disabilities.


  • List components of the nutrition assessment for a child with a developmental disability.


  • State why vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in this population.


  • Discuss what would be considered in a nutrition care plan for a child with a developmental disability.
Live Event Date: Oct 02, 2015
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3050, 5070, 5080, 5180
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 10.1.3, 10.2.9, 10.4.4, 8.1.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Amy Reed, MS, RD, CSP, LD
Amy Reed

Amy Reed has worked as a clinical pediatric dietitian for 16 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and then completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Following her internship she pursued the love of pediatric nutrition by completing a pediatric nutrition fellowship at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis through Indiana University. She completed her master of science in nutrition at the University of Cincinnati. She is a certified specialist in pediatrics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.