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Preventing Malnutrition: Addressing Undernutrition in Young US Children

Preventing Malnutrition:  Addressing Undernutrition in Young US Children
In this expert interview, learn about the issues surrounding underweight pediatric patients.

Available credits: 0.50

Time to complete: 30 minutes


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  • Overview

    Dr. Robert Murray discusses the public health problem of undernutrition in US children and offers interventions for children at risk for growth faltering.


  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.


    Robert Murray, MD
    Pediatric Nutrition
    Department of Human Nutrition
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

    Faculty’s disclosure

    Dr. Murray has disclosed that he receives a salary from the Ohio Chapter American Association of Pediatrics; he is a consultant for Sabra, Dannon 6 and Haas Avocado, and he receives fees for non CME services from Abbott Nutrition and the Dairy Association.


    • Sean T. Barrett, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Lawrence Sherman, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Jennifer Spear Smith, PhD has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe how preventative interventions in FTT can avoid future health problems
    • Use the most effective forms of nutrition counseling
    • Relate data that shows counseling along with ONS yields better patient outcomes
    • Discuss the new data indicating that long term ONS does not lead to lower diversity of food choices or higher rates of obesity
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing pediatricians, pediatric nurses, and pediatric nutritionists/dieticians. 

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Prova Education designs educational programs based on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Its mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.


  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.

  • System Requirements

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