Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services

Adequate and proper nutrition is important for a child’s normal growth and development. CHOC Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services aims to be a reliable source of nutrition and lactation information for our patients, families and community.

We are here to help patients with growth and development, while giving them a foundation for lifelong health and wellness. We provide family-centered, culturally sensitive care that is custom for every individual, using evidence-based techniques and best practices with a multidisciplinary approach.

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Articles and Tips


In order to prepare our bodies for physical activity, such as the virtual CHOC Walk, it’s essential we have adequate nutrition and hydration.

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By Christina Sharkey, clinical dietitian at CHOC Adequate and proper nutrition is important for a child’s normal growth and development and since January is National Fiber Focus month, this is a great time to make sure that you and your family are getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber is a beneficial part of our … Continue reading Fiber for kids: High fiber recipes for kids

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By Kelsey Childs, clinical dietitian at CHOC Does it seem like your children are snacking all the time? Do you find yourself snacking more during the pandemic as you work from home during COVID-19? You are not alone. With families spending more time than ever at home during the pandemic, many people have noticed an … Continue reading Healthy snack ideas for the whole family

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Thanksgiving dinner 2020

By Stephanie Chang, clinical dietitian at CHOC  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us are thinking about what we’re going to do for Thanksgiving 2020. You might be thinking: “We won’t be able to have the big family celebration with our extended family.” “We won’t be able to have a big potluck … Continue reading Planning for a smaller Thanksgiving this year

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By Laura Clapper, registered dietitian at CHOC  Incorporating chickpeas – also known as garbanzo beans – a staple ingredient in hummus, into your family’s diet can result in a variety of health benefits. Health benefits of chickpeas  Chickpeas have a soft creamy texture and a nutty, buttery taste.  In addition to being filling, they offer … Continue reading The benefits of adding chickpeas to your family’s diet

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By Lindsay Rypkema, clinical dietitian at CHOC School is back in session, and although for most this means in-home learning for the time being, there is no better time to get your kids involved in the kitchen, as recipes nicely tie into reading and math lessons. Take out all your measuring cups and spoons to … Continue reading How to get kids involved in the kitchen: Tips for parents

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