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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Nov;12(Suppl 1):S37-S40. Korean.
Published online Nov 30, 2009.
Copyright © 2009 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Managing Pediatric Nutritional Support Team in Hospital
Hye Ran Yang
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Nutritional support team (NST) is a multidisciplinary group of nutrition professionals with interest and expertise in the evaluation and management of malnutrition and nutrition-related problems in hospital. The goal of NST is providing optimal nutrition to patients who need enteral and parenteral nutrition. Recently, NST is set up in some hospitals in Korea. However, until now, pediatric NST is not established in most hospitals. Because children admitted to hospital are at risk of malnutrition, NST is required to provide effective nutritional management for pediatric patients.

Keywords: Nutritional support team; Hospital; Children