Manual of Pediatric Nutrition 5/e

ISBN: 978-1-60795-174-2




Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition

Harvard School of Public Health

Director, Center for Nutrition

Medical Director, Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts


Kendrin Sonneville, ScD, RD, LDN

Director of Nutrition Training

Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Boston Children’s Hospital

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts


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The growing knowledge base of nutrient requirements, the continuing evaluation of what constitutes a healthy diet, and increasing awareness of the influence of diet in infancy and childhood on adult health have underscored the critical importance of nutrition in determining health and wellness in children, both in childhood and in the rest of their lives.


The 5th edition of the Manual of Pediatric Nutrition provides the necessary background and practical basis for nutritional assessment and therapy for pediatricians, pediatric nurses, dietitians, house officers, fellows, and students.


Organized into three main sections, (I) Nutrition and the Well Child, (II) Nutrition and the Hospitalized Child, and (III) Nutrition and Specific Disease States, the manual covers the basics of nutrition assessment, nutritional requirements, and feeding guidelines for healthier infants, children, and adolescents. Oral health and food assistance programs are also reviewed, along with the use of specialized enteral and parenteral products in the treatment of sick children. A wide range of pediatric clinical disorders are included in the section on specific diseases.


Appendices provide conversion tables, information on drug–nutrient interactions, and growth charts.



·         Provides nutritional requirements in the form of                   DRIs, dietary guidelines, and food guidance                       systems.

·         Appendices provide conversion tables, information             on drug–nutrient interactions, and growth charts.

·         Nutritional recommendations for healthy infants                   and children.

·         Nutritional assessment guidelines for hospitalized             children.

·         Nutrition management for specific diseases



Publication date: February 2014

635 Pages/Paperback

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN 978-1-60795-174-2

Price: $59.95




Part 1: Nutrition and the Well Child

Part 2: Nutrition and the Hospitalized Child

Part 3: Nutrition and Specific Disease States