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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Are Vegetarian Diets Harmful for Kids at Risk for Underweight?

  • Authors: News Author: Diana Swift; CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 6/3/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 6/3/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pediatricians, family medicine and primary care clinicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other members of the health care team involved in counseling families or caregivers about diet for young children.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to describe relationships between vegetarian diet and growth, micronutrient stores, and serum lipids among healthy children, based on a longitudinal cohort study of children aged 6 months to 8 years participating in the TARGet Kids! cohort study.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Assess the relationships among vegetarian diet and growth, micronutrient stores, and serum lipids among healthy children aged 6 months to 8 years, based on a longitudinal cohort study
  • Assess the clinical implications of relationships between vegetarian diet and growth, micronutrient stores, and serum lipids among healthy children aged 6 months to 8 years, based on a longitudinal cohort study
  • Outline implications for the healthcare team


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News Author

  • Diana Swift

    Freelance writer, Medscape

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    Disclosure: Diana Swift has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

  • Laurie Barclay, MD

    Freelance writer and reviewer
    Medscape, LLC

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    Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Stocks, stock options, or bonds: AbbVie (former)

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  • Leigh A. Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance
    Medscape, LLC

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    Disclosure: Leigh A. Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance
    Medscape, LLC

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    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Are Vegetarian Diets Harmful for Kids at Risk for Underweight?

Authors: News Author: Diana Swift; CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 6/3/2022

Valid for credit through: 6/3/2023

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References

1. Elliott LJ, Keown-Stoneman CDG, Birken CS, Jenkins DJA, Borkhoff CM, Maguire JL. Vegetarian diet, growth, and nutrition in early childhood: a longitudinal cohort study. Pediatrics. Published online May 2, 2022. https://publications.aap.org/pediatrics/article/doi/10.1542/peds.2021-052598/186964/Vegetarian-Diet-Growth-and-Nutrition-in-Early. Accessed May 2, 2022.

2. Carsley S, Borkhoff CM, Maguire JL, Birken CS, Khovratovich M, McCrindle B, Macarthur C, Parkin PC; TARGet Kids! Collaboration. Cohort profile: The Applied Research Group for Kids (TARGet Kids!). Int J Epidemiol. 2015;44(3):776-88. https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/44/3/776/629436. Accessed May 2, 2022.

3. Pearce F. Vegetarian diets 101. July 27, 2016. https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/110849/endocrinology/vegetarian-diets-101. Accessed May 2, 2022.

4. Juan W, Yamini S, Britten P. Food intake patterns of self-identified vegetarians among the U.S. population, 2007-2010. Procedia Food Sci. 2015;4:86-93. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211601X15000759. Accessed May 2, 2022.

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