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Newsbites: Why Are My Toddler Clients Gagging On Their Foods?

Our friend and colleague, Lisa Aquilino Haley, Occupational Therapist, is at it again. Giving you the inside knowledge to help those trickiest of eaters. Lisa Aquilino Haley has 15 years of pediatric occupational therapy experience. Her expertise shines through in feeding issues. She conducts...

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Newsbites: How to Transition to an Open Cup - Part 1

We get a lot of questions. And this particular one has been coming up over and over again. How do you successfully transition from breast or bottle to cup? We asked our colleague and friend, Lisa Aquilino Haley, Occupational Therapist, to enlighten us. Lisa Aquilino Haley has 15 years of...

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Newsbites: How to Transition to an Open Cup - Part 2

One of the most common questions that comes up is how do you successfully transition from breast or bottle to cup? Our colleague and friend Lisa Aquilino Haley, OT, shares her wealth of knowledge and practical tips with you so your families can be successful. If you didn’t catch part 1 of this...

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Micronutrient Deficiencies in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Canadian Dietitians – Your Help is Needed! Julie here. It was about 4 years ago; I was doing an initial nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) on a new patient admitted to my pediatric intensive care unit. I had just came back from a conference and had purchased a new book on NFPE and wanted...

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CMPA Pearls in the Exclusively Breastfed Infant

Phew. We made it through 2020 … barely. Not sure about you, but we’re hoping last year will soon become a distant memory that we’ll look upon fondly in the future as the year we spent at home. Bring on 2021! This month, we’ve decided to focus on cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) pearls in the...

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​Catch Up Growth in Infants – Tips to Help Set Your Nutrition Goals

Health care teams and caregivers often turn to us, Dietitians, when a child’s growth is faltering. As poor weight gain is often the first indication of failure to thrive, the new terminology recommended by AAP is weight faltering. Chronic struggles with weight often lead to poor gains in...

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Palm Olein & Infant Formula - It's Potential Impact on Stool Patterns

How many times has a parent come to you with concerns over formula tolerance in their infant? In our practices, it happens regularly. Whether it be fussiness, constipation or spit-ups, perceived intolerance is frequently reported by families as a reason for switching infant formulas. We don’t...

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Mid-Upper Arm Circumference in Pediatric Malnutrition

Traditionally, weight, length/height, weight-for-length/BMI were used to identify pediatric malnutrition. In hospitalized children with special health care needs, obtaining a weight and length/height at admission can often be challenging, let alone getting an accurate measurement. Acute...

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Food Allergy Testing - More Questions than Answers?

If you’re working in the world of pediatric nutrition, food allergies are likely a frequent topic of conversation. And if you aren’t a peds dietitian, guaranteed you have a friend or family member who has a child with a food allergy. The big question often is: what’s the gold standard for...

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Preterm and Neonatal Malnutrition – Quick and Easy Resources

Did you know that preterm and neonatal infants are more vulnerable to malnutrition than at any other time in their life? Before we get started with this newsletter, let’s clarify some definitions: Preterm: an infant born at less than 37 weeks gestation. Neonate: an infant born at 37 weeks...

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