Caring for complex nutrition issues in pediatric patients
Children’s Hospital nutrition counseling and education services are provided by pediatric registered dietitian (RDs), who will conduct individual evidence based medical nutrition therapy sessions that are personalized to address each child’s specific needs.
Our team is highly experienced and qualified to address a wide range of topics including:
- Obesity/weight management *
- Food allergies
- Chronic kidney disease and kidney stones
- Failure to thrive, weight loss, malnutrition
- Tube feeding evaluation and management **
*If patient has BMI above 85%ile for age, please consider referral to Healthy Ways Clinic at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital instead.
**For feeding difficulties or feeding concerns, please consider referral to Motivating Meal Times clinic at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital instead.
Outpatient Nutrition Referral forms are required. Once received, a team member will call the patient’s family to schedule an appointment. The nutrition assessment will be sent to the referring provider.