Dietetics and Nutrition

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Nutrition is vital for continued wellness to recovery from illness or surgery. Dieticians and dietetic technicians at Dayton Children’s work with physicians and other members of the health care team in inpatient and outpatient settings to help patients and their families with their nutritional needs.

Services We Offer

  • Inpatients screened for nutrition risk when admitted
  • Pediatric nutrition care plans developed for at-risk patients
  • Pediatric nutrition assessments consults upon request
  • Family assistance with menu selection during hospitalization
  • Room service for inpatients with delivered within 20 minutes
  • Family guidance for home meal planning
  • Modified diets for patients with special food needs, including:
    • Diabetic diets
    • Sodium-restricted diets
    • Modified texture diets
    • High protein-high calorie diets
    • Special formula preparation

Dietetics and Nutrition Outreach

Dietitians may speak with community groups as their schedules permit

Meet Our Dietetics and Nutrition Team

Director: Jeff Delahunt




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