Nutritional Guidance and Support

Helping Your Child Flourish with a Healthy Diet

Nutritional counseling is a key component of care for children with digestive disorders. The dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital work closely with other members of our digestive disorders teams to identify the nutritional needs of each child in our care. Through personalized assessments and consultations, we can help your child establish a healthy lifestyle and grow and flourish during critical phases of his or her development. Our focus is on correcting your child’s nutritional deficiencies early, before they have any long-term effects. We can address the nutritional impact of your child’s disorder through one-on-one visits and group counseling sessions.

  • We treat children with feeding and swallowing disorders in collaboration with our expert speech and swallowing therapists.
  • Our staff also has in-depth knowledge and experience regarding the management of tube feedings and intravenous nutrition, if your child has feeding difficulties or bowel problems.
  • Our nutritional staff coordinates care with our weight loss surgery experts for adolescent patients who are unable to achieve a healthy weight using conventional diet and exercise regimens.

Our dietitians have specialized training in medical nutrition therapy for children with digestive diseases and issues, including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hepatobiliary diseases 
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Poor growth
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Food allergies
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