Nutrition Center | For Doctors and Clinicians

The Nutrition Center is a robust clinical program with national prominence. Each of our dietitians—we have over 50—is highly specialized, so whether a patient has been diagnosed with a common condition or a rare disease, we have the expertise to help.  Part of the #1 ranked Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (U.S. News & World Report), our team of dietitians is considered the best in the country.

Dedicated to innovation in pediatric care

  • The Nutrition Center has set national standards of nutritional care in several areas, including intestinal failure, stem cell transplantation, critical care, inborn errors of metabolism, home parenteral nutrition and others.
  • We perform advanced assessment procedures in our state-of-the-art Nutrition Assessment Laboratory.
  • We actively collaborate with domestic and global partners in research and the treatment of rare conditions. 
  • We continually contribute to textbook and manual publication in the field of pediatric nutrition. 
  • Many of the staff teach at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard College.

Our expertise

At Boston Children’s, we’ve created several specialized programs dedicated to helping patients with specific conditions, including:

Conferences & Events

2019 Introduction to Pediatric Nutrition Conference: This 2 day course will provide an introduction to a variety of pediatric nutrition topics such as breast feeding, nutrition assessment, formulas, premature infants, feeding and swallowing and management of many other pediatric specific specialty populations. This course is designed for dietetic interns, beginner pediatric nutrition professionals and other inter-professional pediatric medical staff.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify important aspects in pediatric nutritional assessment
  • Describe multiple pediatric diagnoses and their implications for nutrition care
  • Apply practical management guidelines for children with various nutritional needs

Refer a patient to Boston Children’s Hospital

For all Boston Children's dietitian referrals: Use the Boston Children's Hospital Facility NPI #:171-008-7127.
Please feel free to contact the Nutrition Center staff at Boston Children's with any questions at 617-355-4677.