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.

Boy and girl eating bananas

Articles and Tips

strategies to help children with autism and feeding difficulties

If you have a child or loved one with ASD, here are some strategies that you can use to ensure your child eats a healthy diet.

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fresh fruits and vegetables

MyPlate gives a visual representation of how much we should eat of each food group. Jazz up your diet and personalize your plate to your life.

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CHOC Walk

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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family cooking together

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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healthy snacks

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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