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Good food and nutrition are the foundations of a healthy, growing child. And that’s true whether your child is well or has an illness.

The registered dietitians in Nutrition Services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provide nutrition therapy to help prevent and manage conditions that affect your child’s overall health, fitness and well-being.

Our approach to medical nutritional therapy starts with a complete assessment of your child’s overall nutrition, medical information and dietary habits. We then use that information to create a personalized dietary plan.

Which Conditions Can Be Helped by Nutritional Therapy?

Nutrition management is available for children with conditions including:

Are Nutrition Services Covered by Insurance?

Your insurance plan may cover medical nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian, but you should verify coverage with your provider. Ask your doctor for a referral for medical nutrition therapy from a registered dietitian.

Why Choose Nutrition Services?

Many symptoms and illnesses can be caused or made worse by poor nutrition. And, of course, the opposite is true: Through good nutrition, many disease symptoms can be reduced and even prevented. Our registered dietitians can help you provide the nutritional tools your child’s body needs to enhance overall well-being and manage disease.

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