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Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual Outline

The PNCM has been reorganized and is broken into five (5) distinct sections: (1) Nutrition Care(2) Client Ed/Diets(3) Calculators(4) Formulary, and (5) Resources. Below you will find a description of each section and what information can be found within each section.

  1. Nutrition Care: This section includes information on conditions, normal nutrition, and pediatric nutrition. Each condition topic covers risk screen and overview and background information, as well as the Nutrition Care Process specific to each disease/condition. This section also houses the reference lists for each topic. Abstract and/or full text links are provided for all possible reference citations.
  2. Client Ed/Diets: This section includes all nutrition therapies and menus available in the NCM. Handouts are created at a 6th- or 7th-grade reading level to be understandable for as many clients/patients as possible.  
  3. Calculators: The calculators in this section are useful when performing a nutritional assessment or planning nutrition intervention.
  4. Formulary: This section contains nutritional information about various types of oral and tube feeding nutritional solutions, used with permission of the manufacturers.  You can customize your subscription to highlight the nutritional solutions found in your facility.  
  5. Resources: This section contains additional resources for your practice, including information about the Nutrition Care Process, Dietary Reference Intakes, growth charts, medical nutrition therapy, and more.

Nutrition Care

The following topics are available within Nutrition Care:


  • Anemia
    • Iron deficiency anemia
    • Sickle cell disease
  • Behavioral Health
    • Eating disorders
    • Mood disorders
  • Burns
  • Cardiology
    • Congenital heart disease
    • ECMO
    • Prevention of adult cardiovascular disease
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Down syndrome
    • Spina bifida
    • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Carbohydrates and other nutrients
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
  • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
  • Epilepsy
    • Pharmacologic Management
    • Dietary Management
      • General Guidance
      • Low Glycemic Index Treatment Diet
      • Modified Atkins Diet
      • Classic Ketogenic Diet
      • MCT Oil Ketogenic Diet
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Food Allergic Disorders
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis
    • General guidance
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Celiac disease
    • Constipation
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Diarrhea
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Short bowel syndrome
  • Hepatic Diseases
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    • General Guidance
    • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Oncology
    • General Guidance
    • Medications for GI Problems
    • Survivorship
    • Treatment Modalities
  • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Asthma 
    • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Ventilator Issues
  • Renal Diseases
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Stones
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Transplantation
    • Organ Transplant
      • Immunosuppressive Medications and Food Safety for Transplant Patients
      • Intestine Transplant
      • Lung Transplant
      • Cardiac Transplant
      • Kidney Transplant
      • Liver Transplant
    • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
      • Complications Of HSCT
      • General Information
  • Weight Management
    • Overweight/obesity
    • Underweight

Normal Nutrition

  • Breastfeeding and Lactation support
  • Full-term Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Children
  • School-age Children
  • Adolescents
  • Child Athletes
  • Vegetarian Children

Preterm Infants

  • Condition Overview
  • Risk Screen
  • Nutrition Care
  • Parental Nutrition
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Human Milk
  • Discharge/Follow-up

Client Ed/Diets

The Client Ed/Diets section contains materials for the following topics:

  • Anemia
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
  • Epilepsy
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatic Disease
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Modified Consistency
  • Normal Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Preterm Infants
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Transplant
  • Weight Management


  • BMI
  • Metric Converter
  • Milligram to Milliequivalent Converter
  • Gestational Age
  • Formulary
  • EERs For Healthy Infants & Children
  • EERs For Pregnant Or Lactacting Adolescents
  • TEE For Weight Maintenance In Overweight Boys And Girls
  • Catch-Up Growth
  • Schofield Equations For REEs
  • WHO Equations For REEs


The following topics are available within Resources:

  • Contributors
  • Nutrition Care Process (NCP)
  • Spanish Language Resources
  • Arm Anthropometry
  • Common Nutrient-Drug Interactions
  • Cultural Food Practices
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • MyPlate Food Guidance System
  • Growth Charts
  • Fluoride Supplementation
  • Malnutrition
  • Physical Signs Of Malnutrition
  • Preterm Infants Terminology and Abbreviations
  • Specialty Food Manufacturers