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Diet and Nutrition in the Pediatrics Department

Today, as the obesity epidemic spreads throughout the entire population and particularly among children, the work of dietitians grows ever more important and they have become a one of the key figures in combating the problem. Pediatric Department staff encourage all parents and teens to speak to our dietitians, who are more than happy to help.  

 

A pediatric dietitian is a a licensed professional, who specializes in treating babies, children and teens, and who works as an integral part of the department's multidisciplinary staff, with the aim of providing the hospitalized child with the best possible care. 

 

The dietitian provides therapy, both in the hospital setting and through the hospital's outpatient clinics. The therapy is personal and tailored to the condition of each child. Among other things, the dietitian treats children who require special diets, TPN, have digestive tract issues, obesity, nephrology issues and more. 

 

The dietitian's job is to analyze the child's nutritional composition and identify the points where there is a nutritional imbalance, if any, and respond to the personal needs of the child. The dietitian works with the parents to create a personal menu for the child and works to offer creative solutions that secure the child's cooperation. 

 

Continued treatment and follow-up is performed at the hospital's Outpatient Clinics (with Form 17). 

 

Dietitian's hours: 

 

Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  • To consult with a dietitian while hospitalized, please have the pediatricians of departmental nurses contact them. 
  • Scheduling appointments for consultation on diets when not in the hospital is to be done the the hospital's Outpatient Clinics. 
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