Nutrition For Children
Undernourished infants and children experience stunted physical and mental development. A pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) at Nutrition HealthWorks can help undernourished children improve their nutritional status with an individualized eating plan based on each pediatric patient’s needs.
Overnutrition in Children
Overnutrition or overeating among children leads to obesity, which presents its own set of problems. Obese children are prone to bullying and low self-esteem in addition to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and more. A pediatric RDN at Nutrition HealthWorks will form a healthy eating and activity plan that can help children learn a healthy lifestyle to better manage their weight and potentially avoid obesity and related health problems.
Child Food Allergies
Food allergies in children can be life-threatening, which is why meeting with a Nutrition HealthWorks pediatric RDN is important. Your dietitian will ensure your child’s nutritional needs are met and will show you how he/she can safely eat at home and when dining out.
Nutrition for Picky Eaters
Having a child who is a picky eater can be challenging for the entire family. Additionally, picky eaters often are prone to mental and physical health issues. Your pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist at Nutrition HealthWorks will address commonly seen issues related to picky eating and will create plans that ensure adequate nutrition for growth and development.
Nutrition therapy from a pediatric RDN at Nutrition HealthWorks works to help children and caregivers overcome feeding disorders. No matter the cause, feeding disorders can lead to serious medical conditions. If more help is needed, your dietitian may make a referral to a specialist feeding team.