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Pediatric Nutrition

Development during our earliest years happens quickly and can impact our health and how we grow into adulthood. This means we must provide our children with a diet that provides all the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Doing so ensures that they maintain a healthy weight and helps develop strong bones. Perhaps most importantly, proper nutrition is essential for the proper development of the brain. Your provider knows that nutrition can be a challenging topic. Still, it’s easier with our pediatric concierge services.

Healthy Development Through Nutrition

An essential part of helping provide support for your child’s nutritional needs is understanding their usual intake. Your provider will start by taking a comprehensive nutrition history. They will ask questions about the number of times your child eats in a day and the contents of those meals. The number of servings of vegetables, protein, and sweets will be assessed. Non-food questions will also be included, covering activity levels and habits such as snacking while watching TV.

Any concerns or special conditions will be addressed, and treatment methods will be discussed. These may include simple dietary changes to more advanced approaches. Some conditions that Your provider treats include:

  • Slow weight gain
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Developing obesity
  • Intolerances and allergies to certain foods
  • Feeding disorders such as those impacting chewing and swallowing
  • Diseases impacting the digestive tract and liver.
  • Feeding Tube Concerns
  • Food Allergies
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Specialized or Therapeutic Diets
  • Diabetic Concerns
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lipid Disorders

When nutritional concerns are present, Your provider will work with you to resolve them. This can include education on specialized diets to address specific health concerns. Those children with epilepsy or seizures often benefit from ketogenic diets high in fat and low in carbs. Celiac disease can be particularly challenging as it requires eliminating all sources of gluten from your child’s diet. 

Conditions like these can be challenging for families to manage. The nature of our Concierge pediatric nutrition services provides notable advantages. Your provider can discuss the foods you keep in your home and identify hidden problem areas. While food labeling is required by law, it can be confusing to understand due to inconsistencies in how certain ingredients are named. Your provider will help educate you on catching the ingredients that could be detrimental to your child based on their dietary needs.

Address Nutrition and Dietary Concerns With Concierge Pediatric

Receiving care with our team eliminates one of the challenges of addressing your child’s nutritional health. With our team, you’ll have a complete understanding of your child’s circumstances. No two families are the same, and any approach to resolving nutrition must be realistic for your lifestyle.

With Paragon Pediatrics, you’ll be receiving personalized care built on one-on-one relationships with your provider. There are no waiting times at your appointments, and you can reach out to them any time of night or day via video chat, text, email, or phone. We even provide free sick visits for family members visiting from out of town. Contact Paragon Pediatrics today to give your child the best chance at a bright and healthy future. You’ll conveniently schedule your first visit with your provider by phone, text, or in our office.

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