Cystic Fibrosis Evidence-Based Nutrition Recommendations

Publication Date: February 1, 2020
Last Updated: December 15, 2022

Screening and Referral

CF: Frequency of Nutrition Screening, Less Than 2 Years of Age

For infants and children with CF less than 2 years of age, it is reasonable to measure weight and length at each clinic visit and to screen for risk of impaired growth and other nutrition concerns at least monthly for the first six months of age, every other month from 6-12 months of age, and quarterly from 12-24 months of age to identify nutrition risk. (Consensus, Imperative)

Nutrition Assessment

CF: Frequency of Nutrition Assessment 

In individuals with CF, a full nutrition assessment should be conducted by an RDN or international equivalent:
  • at diagnosis;
  • when indicated by nutrition screening;
  • up to monthly for the first 6 months of life; up to every other month until 1 year of age; and up to quarterly until 2 years of age;
  • annually for individuals greater than 2 years of age, and;
  • when disease or treatment course changes.
(Consensus, Imperative)



Cystic Fibrosis Evidence-Based Nutrition Recommendations

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