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Nutrition

Helping Kids Get the Nutrients They Need


Young girl happy and healthy with the help of Nemours nutrition expertise.

At Nemours, we care for children with a wide variety of nutrition issues. Whether your child has a medical condition that requires extra nutritional support or they’re learning to make healthier lifestyle choices, our team of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) is here to help. We work side-by-side with your family and care team to create a nutrition plan that meets your child’s unique needs.

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Conditions Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Treat

Conditions Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Treat


Our nutrition experts work as part of our care teams to provide education, guidance and motivation for kids with conditions that affect their growth and development. We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending upon the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Nutrition Services We Offer

Nutrition Services We Offer


Our registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who have special training and expertise in the nutritional needs of infants, kids and teens. We offer a variety of treatment services, which may vary depending on the condition or location, including:

  • allergy testing
  • annual nutrition visits (as part of a well-child exam or for kids with conditions like diabetes)
  • bariatric (weight loss) surgery (for teens who qualify)
  • blood tests (for monitoring electrolyte, mineral and vitamin levels)
  • breath hydrogen testing (for detecting malabsorption disorders and lactose intolerance)
  • cardiology (heart) nutrition
  • critical care nutrition (nutrition planning to promote your child’s growth during serious illness)
  • cystic fibrosis expertise (nutritional support designed by CF-registered dietitians to help kids grow and fight infections)
  • education and emotional support (for kids and their families)
  • feeding and swallowing therapy (for babies and toddlers with medical and developmental conditions)
  • feeding tube placement (also called "enteral feeding" — when nutrition is delivered through a tube in the nose or stomach)
  • ketogenic diet (for seizure management)
  • metabolic disorders (like phenylketonuria or “PKU”)
  • nutrition assessment and therapy (education on food and beverage choices)
  • neonatology nutrition (diagnostic testing for newborns, and sometimes older kids, with failure to thrive)
  • recovery plans (for kids and teens with eating disorders)
  • sports nutrition
  • telemedicine (online health coaching or doctor visits via Nemours CareConnect)
Why Choose Us for Nutritional Care

Why Choose Us for Nutritional Care


At Nemours, your child can benefit from a team approach to condition-specific care that includes registered dietitian nutritionists and other experts who only treat children. Together, we create a personalized nutrition plan designed just for your child.

We’re also focused on research and prevention activities aimed at reversing the rise of obesity and addressing other nutrition-related diseases. Our nationally and internationally recognized physician researchers are committed to improving the knowledge and outcomes for pediatric nutrition. We also have access to more than 30 additional specialties to help identify and treat other conditions that may affect your child’s nutritional needs.

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Regional Nutrition Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

We offer nutrition care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics satellite locations.

We offer nutrition care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care satellite locations.

  • teach-in kitchen events to learn healthy recipes and ingredients
  • Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Education Days for kids and families
  • the only pediatric hospital in Florida that’s part of PEDSnet , so we can offer kids the most recent, research-based treatments

We offer nutrition care through Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and select satellite locations. We also participate in clinical trials and research related to diabetes, weight management, growth and nutrition through The Nemours Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders.

We offer nutrition care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and select satellite locations.

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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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KidsHealth Library

Learn more about your child’s medical condition from the experts at Nemours’ KidsHealth.