Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual 2015 Update Summary

The Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual (PNCM) is an Internet-based diet and professional practice manual for registered dietitian nutritionists; nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered; and allied health professionals. PNCM is purchased by annual subscription and gives you online access to evidence- and knowledge-based nutrition information that keeps you current and compliant.

The annual update to PNCM was published on May 21, 2015.  A summary of the updates is given below.

  • Updated Burns section
  • Updated Cardiology section, including new malnutrition criteria
  • Updated Critical Care section
  • Updated Developmental Disabilities section that includes updates to Autism Spectrum Disorder per DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
  • Updated Diabetes Mellitus section with new Eating Disorders and Diabetes subtopic
  • Extensive revision of Disorders of Lipid Metabolism section
  • Expanded Eating Disorders section that contains:
    • Explanation of the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and rationale
    • Evidence-based treatment strategies
    • Criteria for hospital admission
    • Explanation of medical complications
    • Evaluation and determination of goal weights
    • Discussion of refeeding and calorie recommendations
  • Updated Failure to Thrive section
  • Updated Full-Term Infants section
  • Updated Hepatic Diseases section
  • Updated Inborn Errors of Metabolism section
  • Extensive revision of Weight Management section
  • New Client Education materials:
    • Examples of Alternatives to Cow’s Milk
    • Feeding Cues
    • Weight Management Portion Size Tips
  • New Spanish Translations for the following Client Education materials:
    • Heart Healthy Cooking Tips for Dyslipidemia
    • Examples of Alternatives to Cow's Milk
    • Feeding Cues
    • Breastfeeding Tips
    • Phenylalanine Hydroxylase (PAH) Deficiency Nutrition Therapy
    • Phenylalanine Hydroxylase (PAH) Deficiency Tips
    • High Calorie Nutrition Therapy
    • Tips for Caring for Underweight Children
    • Weight Management Portion Size Tips
    • Weight Management Nutrition Therapy for Children Ages 1 to 3 Years
    • Weight Management Nutrition Therapy for Children Ages 4 to 8 Years
    • Weight Management Nutrition Therapy for Children Ages 9 to 13 Years
    • Weight Management Nutrition Therapy for Children Ages 14 to 18 Years
    • Weight Management Goal Tracker