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Pediatric Nutrition and Failure to Thrive: Updated Guidance

Pediatric Nutrition and Failure to Thrive: Updated Guidance



Time to Complete

30 minutes


October 28, 2016


October 28, 2017
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition

Program Description

In this CME activity, Benny Kerzner, MD, and William Malcolm, MD, discuss the definition of infant malnutrition, or “failure to thrive,” and the consequences of this condition on various health domains over the long-term. The faculty will review the process of identifying infants who are malnourished, as well as those with feeding difficulties resulting from organic causes. Practical, evidence-based strategies for addressing infant malnutrition will be described, as will the importance of parent/caregiver education, and involving the infant’s caregivers in treatment decisions.

Intended Audience

Pediatricians, primary care providers, and neonatal clinicians

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Define infant “failure to thrive” and the impact of the condition on various health domains
  • Identify infants who exhibit nutrition-related growth delay

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Benny Kerzner, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University Hospital
Washington, DC

Dr. Kerzner is a consultant for Abbott Nutrition.

William F. Malcolm, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Intermediate-Level Nurseries
Director, Special Infant Care High-Risk Follow-up Program
Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Dr. Malcolm is on the speakers' bureau of Abbott Nutrition.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education and Abbott Nutrition. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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