A child’s nutrition is a vital part of their growing body. Poor nutrition can lead to a variety of other conditions and can impact how quickly a child will heal and recover from an illness or surgery.
At Dayton Children’s our team of pediatric dietitians are trained in nutrition therapy for kids. They know exactly what a child’s body needs when it comes to what they eat and drink in order to be and stay healthy.
Our team sees patients both during overnight stays at the hospital and during weekly visits to our nutrition therapy clinic and in other specialty clinics such as endocrinology, newborn infant follow up, pain management, gastroenterology and others.
We also work closely with the food services team at Dayton Children’s to make sure our patients have access to the right foods they need to get better while still having kid friendly choices! For patients taking formulas or human milk, the clinical nutrition team of pediatric dietitians and milk lab technicians work together with your child’s provider to ensure just the right mixture of formula or milk for your child.