Guidelines and Standards

For Healthcare Professionals

Nutrition Support of the Critically Ill Child

ASPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Clinical guidelines discuss key considerations for nutrition support in the pediatric intensive care units.


Nutrition Support of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Obesity

ASPEN. Journal of Perenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Clinical guidelines provide recommendations for nutrition support during hospitalization of the obese child.


Nutrition Support of Children With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

ASPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Clinical guidelines discuss important clinical characteristics and considerations for providing nutrition care to children with HIV.


Position Paper: Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Find the AND stance on interventions for preventing and treating overweight and obesity in children.


Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents (PDF | 3.6 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Find evidence-based guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease by managing risk factors. Order a free copy of the Full Report or Summary Report from the NHLBI Online Catalog.


Support of Pediatric Patients With Intestinal Failure at Risk of Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease

ASPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Clinical guideline provides recommendations for the care of children with PN-dependent intestinal failure that have the potential to prevent PNALD or improve its treatment.


For Schools

Nutrition Standards for School Meals

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Find regulation, policy memos, technical assistance, and guidance materials, all of which provide guidance on the nutrition standards for school meals.


School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Find nine guidelines related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools.


National Health Education Standards

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Find standards that provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.


Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals

USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.

Allows school nutrition staff to search for training that meets their learning needs.