What are the new guidelines and position papers in pediatric nutrition: A 2015–2020 overview

Iva Hojsak*, Michael Chourdakis, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Jessie Hulst, Koen Huysentruyt, Jose M. Moreno-Villares, Koen Joosten

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Background: Nutrition related publications in pediatric population cover wide range of topics and therefore it is usually difficult for clinicians to get an overview of recent nutrition related guidelines or recommendations. Methods: The Special Interest Group (SIG) of Pediatrics of European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) performed a literature search to capture publications in the last five years aiming to provide the latest information concerning nutritional issues in children in general and in specific diseases and to discuss progression in the field of pediatric nutrition evidence-based practice. Results: Eight major topics were identified as the most frequently reported including allergy, critical illness, neonatal nutrition, parenteral and enteral nutrition, micronutrients, probiotics and malnutrition. Furthermore, it was noted that many reports were disease focused or included micronutrients and were, therefore, represented as tables. Conclusion: Overall, it has been shown that most reports on nutrition topics in pediatrics were systematic reviews or guidelines/position papers of relevant societies, but many of them basing the conclusion on a limited number of high-quality randomized controlled trials or large observational cohort studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-63
Number of pages15
JournalClinical Nutrition ESPEN
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

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Funding Information:
Iva Hojsak reports lecture fees from BioGaia, Oktalpharma, Abela Pharm, Nestle, Nutricia, and Sandoz outside the submitted work; Konstantinos Gerasimidis reports grants, personal fees and non-financial support from Nutricia-Danone and Nestle Health Science, personal fees from Abbott, DrFalk and Baxter, grants from Mylan, outside the submitted work; Jessie Hulst, Jose M. Moreno-Villares, Michael Chourdakis, Koen Huysentruyt and Koen Joosten have nothing to declare.

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