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NASPGHAN Guidelines/Position Statements

Clinical Efficacy of Probiotics: Review of the Evidence with Focus on Children

Michail S, Sylvester F, Fuchs G, Issenman R. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2006;43(4):550–7.

Nutritional Strategy for Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: Report of A Working Group of the Nutrition Committee of NASPGHAN/NACHRI

Fullmer MA, Abrams SH, Hrovat K, Mooney L, Scheimann AO, Hillman JB, Suskind DL. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2012;54(1):125–35.

Use of Enteral Nutrition for the Control of Intestinal Inflammation in Pediatric Crohn Disease

Critch J, Day AS, Otley A, King-Moore C, Teitelbaum JE, Shashidhar H. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2012;54(2):298–305.

Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Celiac Disease in Children: Recommendations of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Hill ID, Dirks MH, Liptak GS, Colletti RB, Fasano A, Guandalini S, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2005;40:1–19.

Other Guidelines/Position Statements

Defining Pediatric Malnutrition: A Paradigm Shift Toward Etiology-Related Definitions

Mehta NM, Corkins MR, Lyman B, Malone A, Goday PS, Carney LN, Monczka JL, Plogsted SW, Schwenk WF. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 2013;37(4):460–81.

A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Support of Pediatric Patients With Intestinal Failure at Risk of Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Liver Disease

Wales PW, Allen N, Worthington P, George D, Compher C, Teitelbaum D. JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2014;38(5):538–557.

A.S.P.E.N. Clinical Guidelines: Nutrition Support of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Jesuit C, Dillon C, Compher C, Lenders CM. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 34(1):13–20.

Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and it's Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations

Misra M, Pacaud D, Petryk A, Collett-Solberg PF, Kappy M. Pediatrics 2008;122:398–417.

Enteral Nutrition Practice Recommendations

Bankhead R, Boullata J, Brantley S, Corkins M, Guenter P, Krenitsky J, Lyman B, Metheny NA, Mueller C, Robbins S, Wessel J. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 33(2):122–67.

Body Composition and Nutrition Support in Pediatrics: What to Defend and How Soon to Begin

Cunningham JJ. Nutrition in clinical practice. Official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 1995;10(5):177–82.

The Variability of Young Children's Energy Intake

Birch LL, Johnson SL, Andresen G, Peters JC, Schulte MC. The New England Journal of Medicine. 1991;324(4):232–5.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment

Furuta GT, Liacouras CA, Collins MH, Gupta SK, Justinich C, Putnam PE, et al. Gastroenterology 2007;133:1342–63.

Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders

Pediatrics 2003;111:204–11.

NASPGHAN Other Publications/Podcast Series/CME Information

NASPGHAN Video Series

Other Resources


  • Duggan C, Sonneville K eds. Manual of Pediatric Nutrition, 5th Edition. PMPH-USA; 2013
  • Handbook of Clinical Nutrition by Douglas Heimburger and Jamy Ard
    Adult focused, but has some important core nutrition issues such as PN management, and nutrition in different systemic conditions including GI, liver disease, and critical illness.
  • Nutrition in Clinical Practice by Katz
    Starts out with clinically relevant nutritional biochemistry and then addresses diet and different diseases and also wellness-based topics.
  • Pediatric Nutrition Handbook published by the AAP
  • The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition (2015)

Nutrition in Different Disease Conditions

Crohn's Disease

Bone Health in IBD: A Clinical Report on Skeletal Health of Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pappa H, Thayu M, Sylvester F, Leonard M, Zemel B, Gordon C. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2011;53(1):11-25. doi:10.1097/MPG.0b013e31821988a3.


Cystic Fibrosis Consensus Report on Nutrition for Pediatric Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Borowitz, Drucy*; Baker, Robert D.*; Stallings, Virginia. JPGN September 2002 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - pp 246-259


Hayes PA, Fraher MH, Quigley EMM. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Role of Food in Pathogenesis and Management. Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2014;10(3):164-174.

A Practical Approach to Classifying and Managing Feeding Difficulties

Benny Kerzner, BSc, MBBCh, FCPa, Kim Milano, MS, RDb, William C. MacLean, et al. Pediatrics, 2014

Liver Disease Nutritional Considerations in Pediatric Liver Disease

Russell Cameron and Debora Kogan-Liberman. Pediatrics in Review 2014 35:493-496; doi:10.1542/pir.35-11-493

General Nutrition

Failure to Thrive: Current Clinical Concepts

Arthur C. Jaffe. Pediatrics in Review 2011; 32:100-108; doi:10.1542/pir.32-3-100

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Sally P. Stabler, M.D. M.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:149-160 January 10, 2013 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcp1113996

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Camaschella C. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015;372(19):1832-1843.

Kwashiorkor and the Gut Microbiota

Wendy S. Garrett, M.D., Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1746-1747May 2, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcibr1301297
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