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Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Educational Opportunities

As a top ranked health center, University of Michigan Hospital’s Mott Children’s hospital, we are excited to share our current initiatives in infant and pediatric nutrition education.

Two educational opportunities hosted by the expert Registered Dietitians of the C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital are being currently highlighted. These opportunities, the Neonatal Nutrition Practicum and the Infant and Pediatric Specialty Nutrition Conference, are outlined below.

Please take a few minutes to explore these exciting opportunities.

NICU Practicum

Neonatal Practicum

This new and innovative program is provided by the University of Michigan’s Neonatal Nutrition Practice Group. The program will be precepted by neonatal registered dietitians and the medical team from the Department of Neonatology and the Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

More information on the Brandon NICU and the Division of Neonatology can be found below.
Mott Children's Brandon NICU
Mott Children's Division of Neonatology

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Milk Room Practicum

Infant & Pediatric Feeding Process Management Practicum

This innovative program is provided by the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Management group. The program will be precepted by the supervisor of the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Milk Room.
The Milk Room is a centralized operational space utilized solely for the sanitary and proper storage and preparation of breast milk and formulas for patients at this hospital. Using the best practices outlined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, this operation prepares infant and pediatric feedings of mixed formulas and breast milk in the hospital setting. Per available literature, the Milk Room is the first formula and breast milk preparation room in a pediatric hospital nationwide which provides fully staffed services 24 hours daily, and seven days weekly. The Milk Room has been open since December 2011 and continually receives positive feedback from nursing, allied health staff and parents who utilize the operation. The Milk Room operation has also been recognized nationally for demonstrating an ideal quality improvement process in regards to utilizing a centralized operational space for breast milk and formula preparation in the hospital setting.

More information on the Milk Room can be found below.

Educational Resources

Tool™: Michigan's Malnutrition Diagnostic Tool

University of Michigan's pocket guide was created to identify malnutrition in the pediatric population (i.e. children ages 1 month old to 18 years old who plot on standardized growth charts). MTool™ provides an efficient and systematic method to analyze patient data that is routinely gathered during a nutrition assessment. It incorporates the standardized language from the Nutrition Care Process of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics into the recently published, etiology-based definition of pediatric malnutrition endorsed by A.S.P.E.N., the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Unique Features:

  • provides a uniform structure for the nutrition diagnosis of illness-related malnutrition (undernutrition) in children
  • helps target nutrition interventions to individual needs
  • heightens awareness resulting in targeted, timely and aggressive treatment

To order a copy of the MTool™ complete this PDF form and mail a check for the correct amount payable to the University of Michigan Hospital to the address below.

The Pediatric Malnutrition Committee
Patient Food and Nutrition Services
2A-237 University Hospital
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5056