Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Food and Nutrition Services Department offers nutritional consultations at select outpatient centers. Our goal is to maintain and improve your child’s nutritional health. Nutrition consultations are available for children from infancy through adolescence. We offer outpatient assessments and counseling with referrals from your child’s pediatrician or specialty physician.
Nutrition Issues in Children
Registered dietitians from the Clinical Nutrition Department provide in-depth nutrition assessment and counseling to help with a variety of outpatient nutrition issues including:
What should I expect during my visit?
During your initial visit, the Registered Dietitian (RD) will attentively listen about your child’s eating habits, food preferences, family dynamics and dietary restrictions. The RD will obtain an eating history, body measurements and will review medical information from the child’s primary physician. During this visit the Registered Dietitian (RD) will provide you with specific information and may also use some materials such as measuring cups, food models or food label reading to demonstrate you and your child important concepts related to nutrition. As part of the consultation, the RD will also use creative strategies to help with meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling and mindful eating. She/he will also be able to suggest some reliable websites, social media channels and apps that can be used as tools to help you reach your child’s nutrition and health goals.
Counseling is available in English and Spanish. Our services require a referral from a pediatrician.
For additional information or to make an appointment, please call 305-663-8413.