Gastrointestinal System - Pediatric/Paediatric Constipation

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Nutrition Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation


The nutrition assessment parameters include dietary intake (fluids and solids, with attention to fibre-containing foods) and a general growth assessment, which together with the diet/fluid assessment may point to overall inadequate or inappropriate oral intake as factors contributing to constipation. In addition, when taking the history recent changes in the child’s routine (such as initiation of toilet training or recent acute illness, especially with fever or vomiting), and changes in diet
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Last Updated: 2019-04-16