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Background: Adequate nutrition is a cornerstone in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF). Malabsorption secondary to pancreatic insufficiency and increased energy demands related to lung disease can increase energy requirements over twofold for a person with CF. Food insecurity (FI) affects approximately 10% of Mainers (1). Per the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there may be up to a threefold increase in the prevalence of FI in the CF population (2). To address this issue, we implemented FI screening in the adult and pediatric CF programs to identify the prevalence of FI within our population and to offer immediate interventions.
Maine Medical Center
Cystic Fibrosis, Food Screening, Nutrition, Interventions, Food Insecurity
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Pediatrics | Pulmonology
Edwards, Rebecca; Tate, Lauren; Cairns, Ana; Coyne, Cheryl; Walker, Kathleen; Violette, Kim; Ladner, Ann; and D'Amico, Jessica, "Food Insecurity Screening in People with Cystic Fibrosis" (2023). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2023. 6.