ASPEN Pediatric and Neonatal Nutrition Support Handbook

ASPEN Pediatric and Neonatal Nutrition Support Handbook

Written by 26 experts in pediatric nutrition support, this course is a comprehensive, quick reference on caring for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents receiving parenteral and enteral nutrition. It includes age-specific nutrition for over 18 disease-specific conditions.


  • Information on nutrition assessment, guidelines, and disease-specific challenges.
  • Techniques to assess calorie needs and initiate/monitor nutrition support.
  • More than 100 tables and charts on nutrients, assessment methods, formulas, and more!

This handy guide offers something for everyone—from the novice to the advanced practitioner—and is meant to supplement the popular ASPEN Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, ASPEN guidelines, and ASPEN position statements.

PART I: Nutrition Status

Chapter 1. Nutrition Screening and History

Chapter 2. Malnutrition 

Chapter 3. Clinical Considerations 

PART II: Nutrition Care Plan 
Chapter 4. Infant to Adolescent 

Chapter 5. Enteral Nutrition 

Chapter 6. Parenteral Nutrition 

Chapter 7. Neonatal Nutrition 

PART III: Disease-Specific Nutrition 
Chapter 8. Allergy and Eosinophilic Esophagitis 

Chapter 9. Cardiac Disease 

Chapter 10. Celiac Disease 

Chapter 11. Critical Illness 

Chapter 12. Cystic Fibrosis 

Chapter 13. Neurological Impairment and Developmental Disabilities 

Chapter 14. Diabetes Mellitus 

Chapter 15. Disordered Eating 

Chapter 16. Dyslipidemia 

Chapter 17. Inborn Errors of Metabolism 

Chapter 18. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Chapter 19. Renal Disease 

Chapter 20. Liver Disease 

Chapter 21. Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant 

Chapter 22. Pancreatitis 

Chapter 23. Seizures and the Ketogenic Diet 

Chapter 24. Short Bowel Syndrome 

Chapter 25. Weight Management and Obesity 

Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC
Course Expiration Date: Jan-04-2027
Course Performance Indicators: 1.1.2, 4.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 10.4.4
Product Name

Book Only (2800)

Regular price $90.00 $90.00

25 CE Online Test Only (2801)

Regular price $165.00

25 CE Book & Online Test (2802)

Regular price $250.00

Book Details

Author Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC
Year Published 2024
Edition 3rd
Publisher ASPEN
ISBN 978-1889622545
Format Spiral
Page Count 484
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 25 CE Online Test Only: 180711
  • 25 CE Book & Online Test: 180711

Course Objectives

Level 1, 2 & 3 CPE

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based Course

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

  1. Discuss three criteria for diagnosing infant malnutrition.
  2. Explain the appropriate feeding therapy for an infant with gastroesophageal reflux.
  3. Compare and contrast the enteral access devices for appropriate use with an infant.
  4. Calculate the fluid, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and caloric needs for an infant on EN/PN feedings at different ages and weights.
  5. Discuss four considerations unique to using EN and also for PN for infants.
  6. Describe the nutritional considerations in infant EN/PN for the following: carnitine, iron, thiamine, vitamin D, Vitamin K, fiber, and MCT.
  7. Discuss three considerations using human breastmilk for an infant on EN.
  8. Give two EN guidelines for infants preparing or recovering from surgery and also, after being burned.
  9. Discuss two nutritional considerations for an infant with refeeding syndrome.
  10. Describe the recommended nutrition therapy guidelines for an infant with chronic kidney disease or end-stage liver disease or cancer.
  11. Describe three considerations for feeding an infant with a ketogenic diet.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Why We Chose This Book

ASPEN is known for its high quality, evidence-based resources. One of our course reviewers and a dietitian item writer with extensive clinical experience chose this title for our course.

About the Author

Edited by Catherine Larson-Nath, MD, CNSC, is a
gastroenterologist who cares for pediatric patients in need of transplant, liver, and gastroenterology care at the University of Minnesota Physician’s Hospital.