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Clinical Nutrition Services

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Clinical Nutrition Services at Children’s National Hospital provides evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to assist in your child's growth, development, disease prevention and disease management across inpatient and outpatient settings.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-2327.

As credentialed food and pediatric nutrition experts, our registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) stay up-to-date on the latest research, nutrition interventions and safety standards to ensure that your child receives the highest level of dietary care.

Choosing Children’s National for Your Child's Nutritional Needs

Highlights of our program include:

  • Nationally-recognized nutrition specialists. As one of only a few dedicated pediatric teams in the area, our team of child nutrition experts work closely with some of the world’s most renowned physicians, researchers and health professionals to develop a personalized, therapeutic approach for treating and managing your child's disease, while helping them establish lifelong healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Variety of specialty care services and programs. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient nutritional care through our numerous specialty programs with teams whose area of expertise is in working with patients with that specific condition.
  • Accessible nutrition care. Our specialty programs, which are by referral only and outpatient nutrition clinics are available on an outpatient basis at the main hospital and various satellite offices conveniently located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Our Specialty Care Programs and Services

Inpatient Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Available in Many Specialty Care Programs

Outpatient General Nutrition Clinics

Current Patients

Patient Portal

If you child is an existing patient, you can contact the clinic directly or schedule appointments online through the patient portal for select divisions.

Family Resources

Please fill out and bring to your child's first general nutrition appointment:


My Plate Planner

The Plate Method is a simple way to plan meals for you and your family.


Mindful Eating

It takes the brain at least 20 minutes to realize the stomach is full.


10+ Minute Exercises

Ten minute exercises you can do indoors or outdoors at home.

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Help Your Child Grow Up Stronger

Read about everything parents need to know about kids' health, straight from our experts at Children's National Hospital.

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