Impact of Early Adversity on Pediatric Health and Nutrition: Implications in Outpatient Settings


Participants will gain a basic understanding of how adverse childhood experiences affect nutrition outcomes through biological and behavioral changes. We will identify trauma informed and strength-based practices that can be integrated into the Nutrition Care Process to support medical nutrition therapy. This session is ideal for RDNs/NDTRs who work with children or families in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings.

Learning Objectives

Describe the impact of early adversity on pediatric health and nutrition

Implement trauma-informed practices into the Nutrition Care Process

Integrate protective and compensatory experiences into nutrition intervention

Performance Indicators

2.3 Collaborates with inter- and intra-professional team members to achieve common goals and to optimize delivery of services

9.6 Applies behavior theories in nutrition counseling

12.1 Advocates for health promotion and disease prevention in communities, in populations and globally


Haley Hall

Registered Dietitian

Therapy Town


Diana Rice


Tiny Seed Family Nutrition

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