Nutrition Services

Good nutrition is the key to a happy and healthy life.

Woman and girl talking to nutritionistUPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics understands that what your child eats, or doesn’t eat, can have a great effect on energy levels, appearance, how often your child gets sick, overall growth and development, and other health issues. Plus, your child needs specific nutrients at each stage of life in order to grow healthy and strong.

Through our Healthy Habits 4 Life program, a pediatric registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) will work with you and your child to develop healthy habits. During your first visit, a RDN will conduct a nutrition assessment to help your child better meet his or her nutrient needs. The RDN can also provide counseling and information on topics such as:

  • Nutrition from birth through teen years
  • Failure to thrive / poor weight gain
  • Picky eaters
  • Food allergies
  • Vegetarians
  • Disease specific conditions
  • Sports nutrition
  • Weight management

The healthy habits developed in childhood can last a lifetime. Speak with your pediatrician to learn more about this program.