Nutritional Disorders Telehealth Network Project

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Appetite Interventions

Mealtime Structure/Schedule

Providing a consistent daily meal and snack schedule. It is necessary to stick to the routine despite potential behavioral resistance and variance with intake.

Elimination of Juice/Empty Calories

Eliminate the dietary practice of excess fruit juice

Constipation Alleviation through Fluids/Fiber/Meds

Alleviation of childhood constipation through the use of fluids, fiber, and medications.

Appetite Stimulant

Strategies to increase internal motivation to feed.

Medical Evaluation

A variety of problems may impact upon the infant or child’s ability or desire to eat. These include medical disorders, developmental delays, and sensory processing problems. When physiological problems are suspected, medical evaluation is needed.
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