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Nutrition

We help support the growth, development and well-being of children.
About
Dietitians at BC Children's Hospital work to optimize nutrition in order to support healing, growth, development and well being.  Nutrition care spans childhood from premature infants to teens transitioning to adult care.  We provide care through a variety of clinics and programs and this includes everything from basic nutrition counselling to acute care nutrition management to long term diet modification and enteral and parenteral feeding. 
 

Outpatient pediatric nutrition counselling

 
Outpatient dietitian appointments are available for patients referred by a pediatrician. Physician referrals may be faxed to 604-875-2415.  For further information contact 604-875-3294.

Our program
Nutrition Services provides leadership and expertise in the delivery and promotion of quality nutritional care to children, youth, women and their families. While the provision of patient care is the primary focus of Nutrition Services, activities and resources are also directed towards education and research to help fulfill the organization’s mandate as an academic health centre. 
 
There are over 40 registered dietitians in the department, each working within their respective programs at Children’s, Sunny Hill or Women’s to assess the nutritional status and needs of patients at risk of less-than-optimal nutrition. They develop, implement, monitor and adjust nutritional care plans based on this assessment and each patient’s ongoing medical condition. 
 
Patient and family education on nutrition and diet modification is provided as needed either on site or via telehealth. The department also operates the Formula Room, which prepares and distributes specialty infant and tube feeding formulas and the BC Metabolic Nutrition Program.

 

Resources

Children & youth

Pregnancy & lactation 

All ages

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