Does My Child Need a Dietitian?

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Some of the most common reasons families come in to see a dietitian include infant nutrition; introducing new foods to your infant; decreasing an infant’s risk of food allergies; healthy eating habits for toddlers; “picky eaters” and meeting a child’s nutrient needs; how to read food labels; promoting a positive body image; maintaining a healthy weight with nutrient-rich foods; planning fast, realistic, complete, and nutritious meals for the entire family; managing a specialized diet; and nutrition for managing a chronic disease.

For our patients who do not live close to Primary Children’s, but need the specialized support of a pediatric dietitian, we now offer consults via TeleHealth.

TeleHealth connects our patients to Intermountain’s world-class experts and providers, so they can receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. TeleHealth technology uses a system of cameras, speakers, and television screens to connect patients and providers in different locations, and continues to expand to outpatient care settings in our clinics and hospitals.

Patients can stay closer to home to connect with our registered dietitians from their local clinic using TeleHealth technology, gaining knowledge that might otherwise be inhibited by time and distance. This service currently connects Primary Children’s to Cassia Regional Hospital in Burley, Idaho and other opportunities are being considered, such as connecting to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

To find out more about how Primary Children’s nutrition services can help you and your family, call 801-662-1601 to set up an appointment. If you live outside the Salt Lake Valley, remember to ask if a TeleHealth appointment is available.