Meeting News

Understanding and approaching feeding disorders in children with autism

January 24, 2020
Pediatric feeding disorders are common in children with autism, and medical issues associated with these disorders could be overlooked due to…

Feature

SNAP changes looming amid mixed data on program’s success

January 14, 2020
On April 1, a final rule that changes some of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, eligibility requirements takes effect…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

In the Journals

‘Double burden’ of malnutrition grows in low- and middle-income countries

December 17, 2019
One third of low- and middle-income countries have overlapping forms of extreme malnutrition, particularly in south and east Asia, sub-Saharan Africa…

Feature

‘A call to action’: 18% of US adolescents have prediabetes

December 2, 2019
In the United States, roughly one in five adolescents and one in four young adults have prediabetes, according to a study published in JAMA

In the Journals

Most adolescents are not physically active enough

November 22, 2019
Most adolescents worldwide — including more girls than boys — fail to meet WHO physical activity guidelines, putting their health at…

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

November 14, 2019
Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term…

Feature

Studies underscore extent of health threats from childhood food insecurity

November 12, 2019
Findings from two studies published recently in Pediatrics emphasized the negative impact that food insecurity has on child health and the role that…

In the Journals

Kids without siblings engage in more unhealthy eating behaviors

November 12, 2019
Children aged younger than 8 years who did not have siblings were more likely to consume unhealthy foods and drinks than children of the same age…

Special Issue Article

Refeeding Syndrome

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
Refeeding syndrome describes the metabolic disturbances and clinical sequelae that occur in response to nutritional rehabilitation of patients who…

Special Issue Article

Pancreatic Malnutrition in Children

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in children can lead to lifelong complications related to malnutrition and poor growth. The clinical presentation…

Special Issue Article

The ABCs of Nutrient Deficiencies and Toxicities

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
Vitamins and minerals are part of a well-balanced diet. They are essential for normal growth and development, which is especially crucial for the…

Special Issue Article

A New Approach to Comprehensive Growth and Nutrition Assessment in Children

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
A new approach to comprehensive growth and nutrition assessment of infants, children, and adolescents that is etiology based and relatively simple to…

In the Journals

Enteral tube feeding improves growth in children with CKD even after 2 years of age

October 30, 2019
A published study found starting enteral tube feeding after 2 years of age improved height and weight standard deviation score in pre-pubertal…

Most baby foods contain heavy metals that could affect development

October 18, 2019
Ninety-five percent of all baby foods tested by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, an alliance of organizations aimed at reducing exposure to potentially…

In the Journals

Speed of increasing milk feeds does not affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants

October 9, 2019
Preterm and very low-birth-weight infants fed in faster and slower increments had comparable neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 24 months, according…

Feature

Biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy could impact incidence of severe reactions

October 9, 2019
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recently voted in support of AR101, an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut…

Panel advises against giving young kids flavored or plant-based milks

September 19, 2019
Despite efforts in recent years to improve healthy beverage intake among young children, many kids still do not consume enough healthy drinks to…

In the Journals

Gluten intake during childhood may increase risk for celiac disease

August 29, 2019
High gluten intake during the first 5 years of life may increase the risk for celiac disease, according to findings published in JAMA.

In the Journals

Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

August 22, 2019
A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to…