Reasons Your Child Should See a Pediatric Dietitian

By: Haley Duscha, RDN, CDN

March is National Nutrition Month, and Connecticut Children’s Division of Nutrition is bringing your family the advice you need to eat well! Scroll to the bottom for more healthy eating resources.

A pediatric dietitian – also known as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) – can be a great resource for your child and family. These experts take time to learn about food’s impact on your child, and can be a guiding hand in any nutrition concerns.

Here’s why you may want to schedule an in-person appointment or Video Visit.

You need help with how your child eats.

Registered Dietitian Haley Duscha talks to a mom and her daughter during a visit

Whether your child is a picky eater or struggling to gain or lose weight, a pediatric dietitian can provide the support they – and you – need.

Dietitians can perform comprehensive assessments about your child’s health and growth, and use that information to provide personalized nutrition advice.

We partner with your family every step of the way: We share meal plans and recipes; give you tips and techniques; and help your child thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

 

Meet with a pediatric dietitian in person or by Video Visit!

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Your child has special healthcare needs.

From developmental disorders to food allergies to cardiac defects, some diagnoses require unique nutritional management.

All of Connecticut Children’s dietitian nutritionists specialize in the needs of children. We also specialize in a variety of care needs, such as:

We work as a team with your child’s other pediatric specialists, making sure their nutrition supports their overall care plan.

> Related: When Guthrie, age 3, needed a no-sodium diet, his care team made him part of the conversation.

Interested in getting in touch with a dietitian?

Simply ask your doctor for a referral to a registered dietitian nutritionist. You can book an in-person appointment or schedule a Video Visit today!

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