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Child Nutrition Resource Centre

Child Nutrition Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Child Nutrition Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in hydration and nutrition.

Nearly three million people are estimated to be at risk of malnutrition in the UK and people with a learning disability are more than eight times more likely to be underweight than the general population.

The Child Nutrition Resource Centre will provide information for health visitors, school nurses, community nurses and practice nurses to tackle the issue from a young age.

Ayela Spiro, Helena Gibson-Moore and Sarah Coe are all nutrition scientists at The British Nutrition Foundation. All three work together to be expert bloggers in the Nursing in Practice nutrition ... more

Latest child nutrition news

23.05.17: Patients with type 1 diabetes who use Lucozade drinks to treat hypoglycaemia should be made aware of changes to the drink’s glucose content.
27.04.17: The number of specialist palliative nurses in UK children's hospices is decreasing and diminishing the level of care given to terminally ill children at the end of their lives.
24.02.17: A systematic review of pregnancy studies by the National Institute for Health Research has revealed the latest evidence-based interventions for improving outcomes for pregnancy and perinatal care.
22.02.17: The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today, 22 February, released a consultation on new guidance to better integrate child protection against abuse and neglect.
14.12.16: Results from the Health Survey for England for 2015 show a continuous decline in smoking and drinking among children.

Latest child nutrition clinical articles

Monday 20 March 2017
Allergy is the most frequent chronic disease in children. Allergic conditions often begin in childhood and can persist for many years, often for life. However, they can also can develop at any age.
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Young people living with eating disorders given more support with £150 million of funding
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Guidance on vitamin D deficiency prevention has been issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Offering toddlers appropriate portion sizes of food can reduce anxiety at meal times and is also a key factor in reducing the risk of obesity. This article, exclusive to Nursing in Practice, gives an advice overview for nurses and health visitors to share
Thursday 2 October 2014
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced new simplified guidance for healthcare professionals reporting suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children to its Yellow Card Scheme.

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