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References for the Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition Examination

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you need.


Corkins MR, Balint J, Bobo E, Plogsted S, Yaworski JA.  The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum.  2nd ed. Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition; 2015.


Konek S, Becker P. Samour and King's Pediatric Nutrition in Clinical Care.  5thed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc; 2019.  ISBN:  1284146391

Leonberg, B.  Pocket Guide to Pediatric Nutrition Assessment.  3rd ed.  Chicago, IL:  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2019.


Modarski B, Wolff J.  Pediatric Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Pocket Guide (Ebook).  Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2019.


Texas Children’s Hospital.  Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nutrition Reference Guide. 12th ed. Houston, TX:  Texas Children’s Hospital; 2019.


Pediatric Nutrition DPG. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition. 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2016.  ISBN:  9780880914871

Online Resource Manual:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. Chicago, Ill:  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  (*monthly billing available).

Position Papers/Practice Papers:

Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:  Indicators Recommended for the Identification and Documentation of Pediatric Malnutrition (Undernutrition).  Nutrition in Clinical Practice.  2015; 30 (1):  147-161.

Goldberg, D, Becker P, Brigham K, Carlson S, Fleck L, Gollins L, Sandrock M, Fullmer M, and Van Poots H.  Identifying Malnutrition in Preterm and Neonatal Populations:  Recommended IndicatorsJ Acad Nutr Diet.  2018; 118 (9):  1571-1582. 

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:  Child and Adolescent Federally Funded Nutrition Assistance ProgramsJ Acad Nutr Diet.  2018; 118 (8):  1490-1497. 

This list is updated yearly.  Latest update: 9/2022

Note:  The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed.   Please check back periodically for updates.