Our vision is to provide individualized, evidence-based, family-centered, culturally-sensitive nutrition and lactation care as part of an interdisciplinary approach to optimize our patients’ growth and development, while advocating lifelong health and wellness.
Inpatient Nutrition Services
CHOC provides comprehensive nutrition services for patients of all ages according to medical need. These services include screening and assessment of nutritional needs, recommendations for infant formula or enteral/tube feeding products, management of patients receiving parenteral nutrition, nutrition education and diet instructions, and consultation to health care providers during multidisciplinary rounds.
Lactation Services at CHOC
CHOC has board- certified lactation consultants to provide assistance to inpatients who are breastfeeding or receiving breastmilk, as well as follow up for inpatients who may continue to require assistance after discharge. For more information about lactation services at CHOC, please contact (714) 509-4987.
Outpatient Nutrition Services
Registered dietitians provide nutrition services as part of the multidisciplinary team in a number of CHOC specialty clinics.
These clinics include:
- Allergy/Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Feeding Program
- Eating Disorders
- NEW You/Obesity
- Early Developmental Assessment Center
- Kids with Immune Deficiency syndrome
- Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis
- Spina bifida
- Ketogenic Diet Program
One-on-one counseling with a registered dietitian is also available with a physician’s referral. For more information about outpatient nutrition services at CHOC, please call 714-509-8455.
The CHOC Sports Nutrition team provides young athletes with specialized counseling — from basic nutrition to optimizing training capacity and athletic performance. Our registered dietitians can recommend appropriate food selection and timing of meals and snacks for strength training, exercise performance and recovery, and delaying fatigue. Click here for more information.
Plate Size and Children’s Appetite
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:17:03 GMT
Before you serve your next family dinner, you may want to consider using smaller plates, recommends the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In a recent study by the AAP, researchers found that first-grade students served themselves more and consumed almost 50 percent of the calories they served when using larger dishware, leading to greater energy intake
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