Pediatric inpatient and outpatient services

Doernbecher pediatric dietitians work with patients aged 0-18 years old. Dietitians work closely with the medical team and patients and their families to make sure they have all the nutrition information and education they need to help the child grow up to live a healthy life.  Every in-patient unit of Doernbecher Children's Hospital has a dietitian on staff.

The registered/licensed dietitian completes a thorough nutrition assessment, defines and addresses any nutrition problem identified from the nutrition assessment, calculates the patient’s nutrition needs and determines appropriate interventions, which may include education, and monitors nutrition status over the course of hospitalization. They work closely with the entire medical team to ensure a high level of comprehensive care, and also with food service to make sure the patient receives the appropriate diet for their condition.

In the outpatient setting the dietitian will perform a full nutrition assessment at the initial visit and work with the patient to increase awareness, education, and build skills to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  We have experience helping children and their families with:  Weight Management, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease, Renal Disease, Epilepsy, Feeding Difficulties, and Eating Disorders.