Clinical nutrition

Our clinical nutrition team believes that every child deserves the best and is dedicated to helping each child reach their potential through optimal and personalized nutrition. Our team of Registered Dieticians (RDs) works with children and their families throughout the hospital, both inpatient and outpatient, across multiple specialties to help each child thrive.

To support the larger mission of Children's, clinical nutrition aims to uphold the following departmental mission:

Clinical nutrition CAREs – our mission

  • Care: Offering the nation's best nutrition care
  • Advocacy: Speaking up for children and our profession
  • Research: Developing best nutrition practices to optimize health
  • Education: Striving to be the expert nutrition resource and sharing that expertise with patients, families, medical professionals, and the community

Clinical nutrition earns ASPEN Team of Distinction Award

Our clinical nutrition team has earned the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction Award. This award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary clinical nutrition practice in institutions or agencies who meet certain criteria and compliance with ASPEN national standards, guidelines and values. Learn more about ASPEN and the criteria required to win the Team of Distinction award.

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Developed by dietitians at Children's Wisconsin using evidence-based tools and information, the Clinical Nutrition Handbook is an excellent on-line nutrition care resource for providers and students caring for kids at any pediatric site.

Download the Carb Factor Application from Children's Wisconsin

The Children's Wisconsin's Carb Factor App gives you a quick and easy way to calculate the exact amount of carbohydrate in the foods you're eating.