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Growing into Healthy Habits This Spring

Do you ever wonder how you can add more vegetables to your day? Fresh, frozen, canned, steamed, sautéed, baked, grilled, and seasoned, vegetables do a body good, but you need flavor, too! Learn some fresh approaches from Lauren, one of our clinic’s dietitians. Read more here!

Grand Rounds: Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Minneapolis

This week's grand rounds will feature:

Minnesota Parent: Picky eater or problem eater?

Dr. Gigi Chawla explained the difference between picky eaters and problem eaters.

Children’s Minnesota will eliminate all sugar-sweetened beverages to help combat childhood obesity

Effective May 2, 2016, it will no longer carry sugar-sweetened beverages at any of its locations

Ask Dr. Gigi

Children’s Pedcast: Healthy eating and alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages

Dr. Gigi Chawla joins the podcast to share how kids in today's world can eat healthy food, find alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to play outside.

Wellness

In Minnesota, one-in-four children is overweight or obese. And like too many health conditions, poor children and children of color (regardless of family income) are even more likely to face problems with weight and associated health concerns. Learn more about childhood obesity and how it is affecting kids in our state.

For Health Professionals

Children's Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions, and to provide general information.

Locations and Contact Us

Resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to expect

At Children’s, we know how to assess and treat each child’s specific nutrition needs. During our initial, thorough nutrition assessment, we review your child’s growth history, feeding history, lab results and medications. If nutrition risks are identified, our dietitian manages your child’s clinical nutrition needs throughout the duration of his or her inpatient stay. Children who visit our outpatient clinics also receive comprehensive nutrition assessments, treatment and follow-up.