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Nutrition Counseling

If you or your healthcare provider has identified any of the following in your child, your child may benefit from nutritional counseling from one of our Registered Dietitians:

  • Not following the growth curve
  • Inadequate weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Above the 95th percentile for weight or BMI
  • Food aversion or rejection
  • Unable to begin complementary feeding at 6 months of age
  • Unable to breastfeed
  • Food allergies
  • Diarrhea or vomiting with food intake
  • Requires supplemental feeding (i.e. parenteral nutrition or tube feed)

Goal of Treatment

The goal of nutritional counseling will be to identify and evaluate your child's nutritional needs, specific to your child, based on height, weight, age, and biochemical makeup. Once evaluated, nutritional problems and areas for improvement will be identified. A nutrition plan will be made for your child taking into account the manner in which your child will be consuming their nutrients, whether orally or through tube feeding or a combination of both. Calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals will be determined based on your child's specific needs to thrive and develop as appropriate for their age.