Course Overview

Special Diets in Children: Are They Safe?

This session will review basic nutritional needs of growing children and how to counsel families and support children about nutrition.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Increasing numbers of families in the US are following vegan, vegetarian, and special diets like the ketogenic diet. Pediatric healthcare professionals are often unaware of the diets and and do not know if a patient is receiving sufficient and balanced nutrition. This session will review basic nutritional needs of growing children and how to counsel families and support children about nutrition.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • List basic parameters of vegetarian, vegan, and ketogenic diets.
  • Evaluate minimum daily requirements of protein, fat, calories in pediatric patients of all ages.
  • Counsel families on need for nutritional supplements to balance the pediatric diet.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Sanghamitra M. Misra, MD, MEd, FAAP, ABIHM


Dr. Sanghamitra Misra is an integrative pediatrician with a passion for serving vulnerable populations including immigrants and refugees. She is the medical director of the Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program which brings comprehensive healthcare including immunizations and behavioral healthcare to underserved children in the Houston area. She is also the director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Hospital which focuses on research and education on complementary and integrative therapies in pediatrics. Dr. Misra is associate professor of pediatrics and director of the pediatric core clerkship at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a published author of research articles, book chapters, and a book on topics including immunizations, refugee health, mobile clinics, and integrative medicine. Dr. Misra is an elected member of the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. She is the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of Doctors for Change and a member of the Board of Directors of Undies for Everyone, Inc. Dr. Misra is a section editor of UpToDate, an electronic clinical resource tool for physicians and patients. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Fellow. Dr. Misra is a proud daughter, sister, wife, and mother of three.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.