Infants, children and teens all have unique nutritional needs as they grow into adulthood. When medical complications exist, adequate growth is still a primary concern. At Cincinnati Children’s, your child will receive individualized attention from our staff of nutrition professionals to assure that growth and nutritional well-being are sustained.
Our registered dietitians, registered dietetic technicians, certified lactation consultants and support staff have specialized training in pediatric nutrition for normal growth and development and therapeutic needs. Additionally, they practice family-centered care, taking into account the family’s community setting and culture and how family members interact with nutrition and health.
There are many specialty programs at Cincinnati Children’s that utilize nutrition therapy services.
A Nutrition Clinic is offered at our main campus and several neighborhood locations. The clinic welcomes community physician referrals and families seeking nutrition counseling on an outpatient basis.
Why Choose Us?
- All of our dietetics professionals maintain state and national credentials. Forty percent of the dietitians have an advanced degree and 40 percent have one or more specialty certifications. Many of our dietitians have a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management. All of our lactation consultants are internationally board certified.
- Our Human Milk and Formula Center ensures safe and secure storage and preparation of human milk and specialized infant and child formulas.
- Our kid-friendly menus include kosher, halal and vegetarian options, and we can accommodate a variety of food allergies.
Whether your child needs newborn care, transplant nutrition or help with weight management, our goal is to provide your child and family with the best evidence-based nutrition therapy available. We know that your child has somewhere to grow!
Nutrition Therapy Research
Our researchers are focused on how changes in diet can help treat patients with many medical conditions. Learn more.