Nutritition and Feeding Services

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Nutrition assessment

An in-depth assessment of child's nutritional status is completed. Pertinent information is collected by a registered dietitian, which includes medical history, anthropometric data, laboratory data, physical findings and a dietary interview. Parents are asked to complete a three-day food record and this will be analyzed by a food program. All the information obtained in the assessment and results of the food record analysis are discussed with the family and recommendations will be provided.

>> To make an appointment for a nutrition assessment, call 913-588-0329.


Feeding clinic

The feeding clinic evaluates and makes recommendations for a wide range of feeding problems resulting from a child's developmental disability or chronic illness.

Feeding problems can be caused by a range of complex and interrelated reasons. If undiagnosed and untreated, feeding problems can adversely affect a child's growth and development.

Some examples of feeding problems include (but are not limited to): difficulty in tolerating textures, presence of tongue thrust or bite reflex, difficulty with positioning, and disruptive, undesirable behaviors at mealtime.
The professionals on the feeding team may include:

  • Registered dietitian
  • Occupational therapist
  • Behavior psychologist (a consult with the behavior pediatric department that may result in a separate charge for services)

>> To make an appointment for the feeding clinic, call 913-588-6300.

Last modified: Aug 21, 2012
Make an Appointment
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• For a nutrition assessment, call 913-588-0329.

• For the feeding clinic, call
913-588-6300.

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