The Washington State Department of Health has posted the third edition of the “Nutrition Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs” booklet on its website. You can download a PDF of this booklet here: . 

The new edition includes three new chapters, which makes the publication more comprehensive. These chapters include breastfeeding, physical activity, and autism spectrum disorder. The new edition has three sections.

Section 1, Determination of Nutritional Status, outlines the recommended procedures for nutrition screening, and assessment. It addresses the prerequisite steps to take in the development of a nutrition interventioncare plan.

Section 2, Problem-Based Nutrition Interventions, addresses the nutrition-related problems that are more common across a wide range of diagnoses.

Section 3, Condition-Specific Nutrition Interventions, addresses nutrition management related to specific diseases and disorders that have strong nutrition components.

Working with the Washington State WIC Program, free CDs of this publication with be available for order in June. After your register at the order site, a free CD of the publications can be found and ordered from the WIC section of the DOH website. Click on Nutrition Education Materials, then click on Children, and finally click on Child with Special Needs to order your CD.

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