Improving Childhood Nutrition with a Multidisciplinary Approach
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A look at how RDs, nutritionists, psychologists, and parents can help with childhood nutrition
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MAY. 13, 2021 2 MIN. READ
By: Karyn Wulf MD, MPH, Pediatric Medical Director at Abbott.
When it comes to assessing childhood nutrition, it can be more complex than simply making sure your kid eats his or her vegetables. Key outcomes of good childhood nutrition aren’t just linear growth or weight gain, but also includes organ and brain development. Nutritional limitation in any of those areas may cause long-term problems with optimal growth and development. That’s why primary care physicians should consider a team approach when treating kids who are falling behind on growth.