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The Clinician's Guide to Pediatric Nutrition [Paperback]

Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FACSM, FAAP; Mary Tanaka, MD, MS, FAAP

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This new reference provides primary care clinicians with essential nutrition information, guidance, tools, and resources needed to offer patients optimal nutrition care in the primary care setting.

In addition, it includes tables designed for at-a-glance reference throughout the chapters, case studies to further learning, nutritional recipes for daily meals, and a frequently asked questions section to address caregivers’ and patients’ questions.

With this authoritative reference, clinicians will learn how to

  • Take a nutrition history.
  • Evaluate growth and development, weight and adiposity, and signs of nutritional deficiency or excess.
  • Complete a nutrition assessment and provide a patient-specific nutrition treatment plan.
  • Select and interpret screening and laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures to assess and manage a patient’s nutrition.
  • Use behavioral change strategies and coaching techniques matched to a patient and family’s readiness for change, including motivational interviewing, SMART goal setting, problem-solving, self-monitoring, stimulus control, and the 5 As (ask, assess, assist, advise, arrange).
  • Provide age-specific nutrition guidance for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents based on the most up-to-date information, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025.
  • Effectively incorporate scientifically sound nutrition guidance into the treatment of common pediatric concerns, including anemia, reflux, constipation, underweight, childhood overweight and obesity, dyslipidemia, prediabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, disordered eating, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Consult or refer to a registered dietitian and other health professionals and community resources as appropriate.
  • Screen for food insecurity and connect families with public health resources.
  • Confidently answer the most commonly asked nutrition questions from parents and patients.
  • Advise patients and families on how to integrate nutrition principles into everyday life including through application of culinary medicine.


  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-661-1
  • Product Code: MA1081
  • Publication Date: May 22, 2023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 476
  • Trim Size: 9 inches x 6 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Availability: In Stock


Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FACSM, FAAP

Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FACSM, FAAP is a primary care pediatrician and registered dietitian at Children's Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) in Carlsbad, CA, where she is also the founder and director of the CPCMG W.E.L.L. healthy living and nutrition clinic. She also is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health where she teaches an undergraduate nutrition course, and she is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Dr Muth has published over 100 articles, book chapters, and books, including Family Fit Plan: A 30-Day Wellness Transformation (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019), The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Healthier, Happier Family Mealtimes (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2016), the textbook Sports Nutrition for Allied Health Professionals (F.A. Davis, 2019), Coaching Behavior Change (American Council on Exercise, 2014), the ACE Fitness Nutrition Manual (American Council on Exercise, 2013), and “Eat Your Vegetables!” and Other Mistakes Parents Make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters (Healthy Learning, 2012). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and physiological science from UCLA, and a Master of Public Health and Medical Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  


Mary Tanaka, MD, MS, FAAP

Mary Saph Tanaka, MD, MS, FAAP is a pediatrician at Children’s Primary Medical Group (CPCMG) in Carlsbad, California.  After graduating with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in mass communications, she received her graduate degree in complementary and alternative medicine at Georgetown University.  Dr Tanaka received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  She completed her internship and pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Community Health and Advocacy Training track (CHAT), and was recruited to stay as chief resident. As a military spouse, Dr Tanaka travelled around the country and practiced at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio and Sacred Heart Pediatric Clinic and Eglin Air Force Base in northwestern Florida before settling in the San Diego area.

In addition to her pediatric practice, Dr Tanaka helps families improve their health and wellness in the CPCMG W.E.L.L. Clinic.  With her medical and nutrition expertise combined with her passion for cooking, Dr. Tanaka serves as the W.E.L.L Clinic’s culinary medicine expert. To help families learn how to prepare delicious and healthy meals, she created a virtual teaching kitchen curriculum where she shares cooking techniques and demonstrates recipes. Dr Tanaka has developed multiple child-friendly recipes for numerous publications and loves testing new dishes with her 2 sons and husband.

The Clinician's Guide to Pediatric Nutrition [Paperback]

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