Dietitians Pocket Guide to Paediatric Clinical Nutrition


  • Nutritional Assessment of Paediatric Patients
    1. Growth and Anthropometric Measurements
    2. Pediatric Obesity Assessment
    3. Growth Velocity
    4. Assessment of Malnutrition
      • Percent of the median
      • Percentage weight change
      • Waterlow criteria
      • Clinical Assessment
      • Nutritional Intake History
      • Laboratory Assessment
  • Nutritional Requirements of Infants and Children
    1. Schofield Equations for Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate in Children
    2. Estimated Energy Requirements (EER)
    3. Factors that increase Energy requirements
    4. EER for Weight Maintenance in Overweight Children
    5. Special Aspects of Nutritional Management in Growth Failure
    6. Guidelines for Estimating Energy Requirements in children with Developmental Disabilities
    7. Factors Affecting Energy and Protein Requirements in Critically Ill Children
    8. Determining total Energy and protein needs during critical illness
    9. Energy Requirements for Pediatric Burn Patients
    10. Fluid Requirements
  • Premature & Low Birth Weight Infants : Nutritional Assessment, Requirement, Enteral & Parenteral management
    1. Prematurity and Birth-Weight
    2. Growth Parameters
    3. Growth measurements to monitor adequacy of intake
    4. Estimated Enteral & Parenteral Energy, Protein, and Fluid Needs in the Preterm Infants
    5. Enteral and Parenteral Vitamin and Mineral Needs in Preterm Infants
    6. Parenteral Nutrition in Premature Infants
    7. Guidelines for Initiation & Advancement of Parenteral Nutrition:
      • Use of Dextrose and Insulin
      • Use of Protein
      • Use of Lipids
    8. Feeding Protocols for NICU Infants
  • Nutritional Guidelines for Pediatrics with Diabetes
    1. Blood Glucose Goals for Children with Diabetes
  • Nutritional Management of High Risk Nutrition Disease States
    1. Congenital Heart Defects
    2. Cystic Fibrosis
      • Dosing Pancreatic Enzymes in CF Patients
    3. Renal Disease
    4. Chylous Ascites/Chylothorax
    5. Burns
    6. Refeeding Syndrome
    7. Severe Gastrointestinal impairment
      • Guidelines for Formula Selection in Differing Disease States


  1. Height / Weight Chart for Indian Children
  2. BMI-For-Age Growth Curves
  3. Reference Range of Paediatric Laboratory Values
  4. Tips for increasing Energy for Children
  5. Recommended dietary allowances for children
  6. Sites of Nutrient Malabsorption Resulting from Intestinal Resections
  7. Major physiological functions, cause of deficiency / excess, important food source
  8. Recommended schedule for introducing solid food
  9. Paediatric Formulary
  10. Selected Inborn Errors of Metabolism treated with commercially available Medical Foods