Pediatric Nutrition Services Choosing the Right Options for your Child

The Wellness Philosophy offers comprehensive pediatric nutrition services for children of all ages, including newborns. Often, the Wellness Philosophy works in conjunction with your pediatrician or health care provider to offer you complementary nutrition care for your child. Please review our services below and let us know if we can be of assistance to you and your child.

 

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Food Sensitivities and Food Allergies
 

Suspect a food allergy might be the cause of your child’s digestive issues, eczema, tics, etc.? The Wellness Philosophy offers testing for proper identification of food sensitivities and/or allergies. Based on results, a nutrition care plan will be developed to meet your child’s needs. {+ more}

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ADD, ADHD,
and other Developmental Delays

 

Biomedical nutrition interventions can be highly effective in helping children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, or other developmental delays.   Guidance from a licensed nutrition professional with years of experience with special needs nutrition is highly important to ensuring safety and maximizing benefits. Learn the differences and benefits of a Gluten Free/Casein Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS), Low Oxalate, Feingold, or Candida Diet as well as which might be the best for your child. Nutrient supplementation may be recommended if deficiencies are uncovered during your child’s assessment. {+ more}

 

Digestive Health & Intestinal Dysbiosis

 

Does your child exhibit behaviors signaling stomach discomfort? Once your physician has ruled out major health complications, changes in diet can often ease digestive discomfort and other symptoms. Children who complain of “tummy” pain, press on their stomach or have abnormal stools, are often good candidates for a specialized nutrition assessment. Your child’s ability to optimally break down and digest food may be compromised. Properly identifying your child’s issues is imperative to comfort as well as optimal growth and learning. {+ more}

 

Neurological and Motor Tics

 

Does your child display excessive eye blinking, throat clearing, repetitive movements, or reoccurring vocal sounds? Often, nutrient deficiencies, allergies and chemicals found in food are at the heart of these more common neurological and motor tics present in many children. Find out if dietary changes or nutrient adjustments can benefit your child’s symptoms.

 

Diet and Meal Planning

 

Having trouble deciding on the proper diet for your child? Maybe you’re frustrated with your precious but picky eater? Staci Small MA, RD works with implementing several specialized diets that cater to each child’s individual need, including the pickiest eaters. Custom daily menu plans can be developed should this option be beneficial for you and your child.

 

Nutrient Deficiencies

 

Worried that your child is not obtaining the correct amount of vitamins, minerals, calories or protein? Meet with a Registered Dietitian to help you navigate the complexities of ensuring proper nutrient intake for your child.

 

Pediatric Intake and Growth Assessment

 

Meet with Staci Small MA, RD to ensure your newborn or young toddler is meeting age specific nutrient and food intake requirements as well as proper growth milestones.

 

Lab Testing and Supplementation

 

The Wellness Philosophy offers various forms of lab testing options to obtain a clearer picture of your symptoms. We offer supplementation from only third-party, lab-tested manufacturers that have been rigorously tested for potency and purity.

 
 
 
 

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