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The Elemental Diet for SMA: Pediatric Nutrition


Diet and nutrition are extremely important to heath, especially for those who live with potentially devastating diseases like spinal muscular atrophy.

What is SMA? Here’s an introduction about the disease.

In this video shared by fightsmavideo in 2011, pediatric clinical nutritionist Erin Seffrood provides an important and essential overview about the elemental diet, also known as the amino acid diet.

Because the video was recorded in 2011, some terms and details may have been updated. Any change in diet should be discussed with a pediatrician before implementation.

Understand more about the four types of SMA with our guide here. 

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