Are you concerned about your child’s eating habits? You are not alone. Many parents have questions about their child’s nutrition and we are here to help.
From concerns about healthy weight and BMI to picky eaters and vitamins, your Pediatrician can help answer your questions and ensure your child is getting the needed nutrients.
We will listen to your concerns and then take a careful dietary history and examine your child. We will plot your child’s height and weight on the appropriate growth charts and look for any concerning patterns. Remember, a child at the 5th% for height and weight can be just as healthy as a child at the 90th% for height & weight. We take into account many factors when determining if there is a concern. If your child is losing weight or failing to gain weight at the expected rate we may consider labs to determine if there is a medical cause for this. In addition, if your child is gaining weight too rapidly, we may also obtain lab work as well.
If needed or desired we may also recommend extra visits with a nutritionist to help your family plan for lifelong healthy eating. We are proud to offer these services in our clinic with Dr. Sareh Cavazos who has an additional Masters degree in Nutrition and did a 6 month fellowship in Endocrinology or we can place referrals to nutritionists outside the clinic as well.