Growth and Nutrition

Growth and Nutrition

Good nutrition is important to ensure optimal growth and healthy muscle and bone development across the lifespan.  

Children and adults with cerebral palsy often face difficulties with eating and drinking that can be improved with proper assessment and interventions. It is important to know that there are specific growth charts, assessments and approaches for individuals with cerebral palsy that can help improve their nutrition and growth.

Contributors
Dr. Kelly Weir
Speech Language Pathologist and Researcher, Griffith University
Dr. Kristie Bell
Clinical Lead Dietitian, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital & Senior Research Fellow University of Queensland

Good nutrition is important to ensure optimal growth and healthy muscle and bone development across the lifespan.