Nutrition

Clinic hours are Thursdays, 8:00am – 6:00pm. To make an appointment, please call 617-779-1500.

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Registered Dietitians at Franciscan Hospital for Children ensure a balanced nutritional intake to optimize infants and children’s growth and development. Pediatric dietitians may help children who eat food, who are fed through a tube, or who receive nutrition through an IV. Dietitians make sure a child is receiving enough nutrition to grow properly.

Our dietitians provide services within various programs, including Inpatient Pulmonary and Rehabilitation Programs, McLean/Franciscan inpatient program, and on an outpatient basis include multidisciplinary clinics and teams.

At Franciscan Hospital for Children, we offer clinical nutrition services including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetes-Type 1 and Type 2
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Eating disorders
  • Enteral nutrition monitoring
  • Failure to thrive
  • Fat malabsorption
  • Feeding problems and feeding aversions
  • Food allergies & intolerances
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Parenteral nutrition monitoring
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight management (under/overweight)
  • Other special healthcare needs

Referrals are accepted from physicians, parents, public and private schools, therapists, and other health agencies/providers. Franciscan Hospital for Children is a provider for most area insurers as well as public and private agencies.