Growth and Nutrition Program Overview

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Contact the Growth and Nutrition Program

The Growth and Nutrition Program at Boston Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary program, which includes doctors, nurses, dietitians, a social worker, behavioral specialists, and speech (feeding) therapists.  If your baby or child under the age of 6 has problems with feeding or weight gain, we can help you and your pediatrician by doing a full assessment and providing specific recommendations.

Our expertise

Established in 1984, the Growth and Nutrition Program at Boston Children's was one of the first multidisciplinary team programs in the country specifically devoted to feeding and weight problems in early childhood.  Our specialists include providers with special training in:

  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatrics
  • Developmental Medicine
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Speech and Feeding Therapy
  • Early childhood nutrition

Did you know?

Our program is supported in part through a contract with the Department of Public Health, which funds specific Growth and Nutrition sites throughout the state of Massachusetts.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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