Pediatrics

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Feeding your child, however, can be one of a parent’s greatest challenges. A healthy feeding relationship between a parent and child is an integral part of parenting and healthy family dynamics. Sometimes however medical conditions, behavioral problems, or psychological concerns can get in the way.

Treatment Areas

  • Obesity: 25% of all American children are over-weight due to their sedentary lifestyles and/or intake of high caloric food.
  • Elevated cholesterol: Prevention of heart disease starts in childhood:
Cholesterol LDL Cholesterol Triglycerides
desirable <180 mg/dl <110 mg/dl 1st decade/100 mg/dl


2nd decade/120 mg/dl

borderline high 180 mg/dl 110 mg/dl
high risk 200 mg/dl and above >110 mg/dl

 

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: Nutrition therapy is the corner-stone of diabetes treatment. Because children are still growing and developing physiologically, a child’s nutritional needs should be reviewed yearly. Goals are to control blood sugar and develop a healthy lifestyle and eating habits.
  • Medications such as Ritalin and anti-depressants could affect your child’s appetite and by extension their weight and growth. Assistance and monitoring in this area may prevent future problems.
  • Behavior problems: Picky eaters and food battlers need attention before their behavior affects their growth and development. Learn how to avoid food conflicts!
  • Eating disorders: Anorexia and bulimia are affecting many children and teens. Early intervention and treatment is a must to prevent serious medical and psychological problems.

Treating Your Child’s Health Concerns
Treating children is different from treating adults. At Medical Nutrition Network, we address issues specific to children, such as promoting growth and adequate development. Dietary modifications can be difficult for both the child and the parent. Medical Nutrition Network will assist in making these changes effective and more comfortable. The Registered Dietitians at Medical Nutrition Network will work with you and your pediatrician to help manage any medical concern and resolve problem behaviors.

Medical Nutrition Network can provide you with the following:

  • an individualized meal plan to meet your child’s needs
  • menus
  • recipes
  • exercise plan
  • support for a healthy and positive attitude toward food and eating
  • continued monitoring of growth and development
  • an education in nutrition that will last a lifetime

Medical Nutrition Network recognizes that kids’ needs are special. Our philosophy is based on sound scientific evidence. Our mission is to make nutrition counseling a positive experience.

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