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Basic Training in Pediatric Nutrition Assessment: Let’s Get Physical

This is the final webinar in a series on Pediatric Malnutrition that includes the identification, documentation, and assessment of children for the presence of malnutrition related to undernutrition.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

DPG/MIG Price $0.00


This product is free for PNPG members.

This webinar was presented live on June 25, 2021.

The focus of this presentation is the nutritional assessment of children with an emphasis on nutrition focused physical assessment. A thorough understanding of the clinical skill required for the assessment of the nutritional status of children in the diagnosis of malnutrition is essential. Part of that process includes the ability to complete a nutrition focused physical examination. This presentation will provide information and demonstration for the attendees on this topic.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 10.1.1, 12.2.2, 8.3.1

Learning Objectives

  1. Accurately measure height or length, weight, head circumference, mid upper arm circumference, and triceps skin fold and use these measurements to calculate body mass index and arm muscle area.
  2. Plot anthropometric data and calculations on growth charts, determine z-scores and use to assess growth and diagnose malnutrition or obesity as appropriate.
  3. Perform basic nutrition focused physical examination techniques to verify accuracy of information gathered from medical record review, support malnutrition diagnosis and/or discover micronutrient deficiencies.


Kelly Green Corkins, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC

Kelly Green Corkins received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Dietetics from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and completed a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Systems Management at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.  Her career has included jobs in various sub-specialties of pediatrics in the inpatient, outpatient and home care settings and has taken her from the east coast to the west coast and now has her in the mid-south. She currently works as a Pediatric Clinical Dietitian III in the Cardiovascular ICU at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Kelly has authored several reviews and book chapters on various topics in nutrition including infant formulas, enteral products, nutrition focused physical examination in pediatrics, pediatric nutrition assessment and transitioning care. She is active in both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, serving on and chairing national committees.   In addition, Kelly is married to Mark Corkins, a pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition support specialist.  They enjoy presenting together, talking about nutrition topics, traveling, spending time with their 9 year old daughter and traveling to see their older 2 daughters.

Release Date: June 18, 2021


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