This short course will focus on the basics of CF nutrition. It is designed for dietitians who are new to CF or as a review for other practitioners. Topics will include nutrition assessment, nutrition needs through the lifespan (infancy to adult), pediatric feeding behavior, enteral tube feeds, pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, GI challenges, vitamin/mineral supplementation, CF-related diabetes, and nutrition in advanced CF. Available resources will be reviewed as well as current evidenced-based literature.
Describe the nutrition goals and interventions for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis from infancy through adulthood.
Review enzyme management and vitamin supplementation for individuals with pancreatic insufficiency and discuss other GI challenges.
Explain the extra-pulmonary complications associated with CF.