Growth and Nutrition

The Children’s Growth and Nutrition Clinic at Hennepin Healthcare is a multifaceted effort to promote good nutrition, optimal growth and healthy lifestyles for children. The clinic provides comprehensive clinical care to children with identified nutritional problems. The clinic’s patients include children with under- or over-nutrition, inappropriate feeding habits or oromotor dysfunction limiting oral intake, and children with feeding tubes. Utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach, the clinic staff integrates medical, developmental, dietary and psychosocial aspects in the care of these patients. The team works closely with public health nurses, schools and other community resources in order to create appropriate individualized treatment plans.

Most patients are referred to this program by their primary care providers.