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  • NASPGHAN North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • NASPGHAN Foundation North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
  • APGNN The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
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Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive is a term used to describe children who don’t meet expected growth targets (in weight or height). It often means they are not receiving enough calories or are not able to process the calories they are receiving properly. To learn more about Failure to Thrive download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Failure to Thrive.

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.