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Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual® Outline

The PNCM® 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, general and lifecycle nutrition, and preterm and high-risk infants nutrition. Each condition topic covers overview information, practice-related guidelines, 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 PNCM®. Handouts are created at a 6th-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 free webinars, information about the Nutrition Care Process, Dietary Reference Intakes, growth charts, 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
    • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Prevention of Adult Cardiovascular Disease
    • Disorders of Lipid Metabolism
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
    • General Guidance
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Carbohydrates and Meal Planning
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Allergies
    • General Guidance
    • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    • Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
  • 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)
  • Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Stones
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
    • Malnutrition Related to Undernutrition
    • Underweight
  • Nutrition Support
    • Pediatric Enteral Nutrition Support
    • Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition Support
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Asthma 
    • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Ventilator Issues
  • Transplantation
    • Organ Transplant
      • Cardiac Transplant
      • Intestine Transplant
      • Kidney Transplant
      • Liver Transplant
      • Lung Transplant
      • Immunosuppressive Medications and Food Safety for Transplant Patients
    • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Weight Management
    • Overweight/Obesity

General and Lifecycle Nutrition

  • Breastfeeding and Lactation Support
  • Full-Term Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Adolescents
  • Youth Athletes
  • Vegetarian Nutrition

Preterm and High-Risk Infants

  • Common Diseases and Conditions
    • Congenital Anomalies of the Alimentary Tract
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Hyperbilirubinemia
    • Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity
    • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
    • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    • Neurologic and Metabolic Disorders
    • Renal Function
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • General Nutrition Assessment
    • Nutrition Screening
    • Nutrition Assessment
    • Food/Nutrition-Related History
    • Anthropometric Measurements
    • Biochemical Data, Medical Tests, and Procedures
    • Nutrition-Focused Physical Findings
    • Client History
    • Comparative Standards
  • Nutrition Support
    • Enteral Nutrition
    • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

Client Ed/Diets

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

  • All Translations
  • Anemia
  • Burns
  • Cardiovascular
  • Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphagia
  • Epilepsy
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hepatic Disease
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lifecycle
  • Oncology
  • Organ Transplant
  • Preterm Infants
  • Pulmonary
  • Transgender Nutrition
  • Vegetarian
  • Weight Management
  • Youth Athletes


  • BMI
  • Metric Converter
  • Milligram to Milliequivalent Converter
  • Gestational Age
  • Formulary
  • DRI Estimated Energy Requirements (EER)
  • EERs For Pregnant Or Lactating 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:

  • PNCM Board of Editors (BOE)
  • Free Webinars
  • Contributors
  • Our Approach to Inclusivity
  • Nutrition Care Process (NCP)
  • Cultural Food Practices
  • Country Guides for Assessing Food/Nutrition & Culture
  • Country-Specific Food-Based Dietary Guidelines
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate
  • Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Growth Charts
  • Fluoride Supplementation
  • Malnutrition Coding
  • Physical Signs Of Malnutrition
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Specialty Food Manufacturers
  • PNCM Diet Order Terminology and Definitions