Nutrition Services for Children
Nutrition affects how your child's body functions, how wounds heal, how your child's body fights disease, how he/she feels...in short, your child's total health.
At Hurley Children's Hospital, our young patients’ nutrition is a top priority. We have twelve full-time registered dietitians on staff to counsel and educate both inpatients and outpatients about their nutritional needs.
Nurse specialists evaluate each new patient for nutritional needs
When your child is first admitted to Hurley, he/she is assessed by nurse specialists and may be recommended for a nutritional assessment. A member of your child's medical team may also request a registered dietitian to assess him/her. As part of Hurley’s commitment to the highest level of Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a patient’s family is always encouraged and invited to attend nutritional counseling and education.
Hurley Medical Center Dietetic Internship Program: One of the nation’s best
Hurley’s Dietetic Internship Program is widely recognized as one of the best in the United States, drawing applicants from all over the country. Our program is unique because it is based in a hospital rather than a university. For more information about Hurley’s Dietetic Internship Program, click here.