The Opioid Epidemic: Nutrition Implications for Children
This continuing education course describes the nutrition implications of the opioid epidemic on infants, children, and adolescents and outlines opportunities for RDs to provide interventions.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Discuss how neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) can affect an infant’s nutrition status.
- Describe ways children of people with substance abuse disorder can be affected and how that impacts nutrition.
- Explain the long-term consequences of NAS.
- Elucidate how RDs can support efforts to improve nutrition outcomes for infants and children affected by the opioid epidemic.
Amy Reed, MS, RD, CSP, LD, is a dietitian from Cincinnati. She worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for more than 18 years, frequently with infants and children who had been exposed to opioids. Reed now works for a pediatrician’s office in the Cincinnati suburbs.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR