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Pediatric Dietitian Nutritionist in the St. Louis Area, Missouri, and Illinois

Access Child Nutrition Counseling in Missouri and Illinois - Family Nutrition Therapy for Improved Wellbeing

What is pediatric nutrition?

Pediatric nutrition refers to the nutritional needs and dietary considerations specific to infants, children, and adolescents.

It focuses on providing balanced nutrition to support optimal growth and development during these critical stages of life. Pediatric nutrition involves understanding the unique nutritional requirements of children (from the time of gestation until they are 18 or 19) at different ages and stages of development, as well as addressing any specific dietary concerns or health conditions they may have.

A child nutritionist from our team can help families by providing online or face-to-face nutrition therapy for:

  • Breastfeeding and infant nutrition

  • The introduction of solid foods

  • Improving eating behaviors

  • Managing picky eating

  • Managing medical conditions like diabetes and food allergies

  • Identifying disordered eating behaviors

  • The prevention and management of eating disorders 

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What does a dietitian do for a child?

A pediatric dietitian plays a critical role in optimizing the nutritional health and quality of life for children (and their families). One of the expert child nutrition therapists on our team will:

  • Assess your child's nutritional needs 

  • Develop an individualized nutrition plan

  • Provide support for infant feeding, toddler, school-aged, and adolescent nutrition

  • Help manage medical conditions (gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, food allergies, autism and feeding)

  • Prevent and/or manage eating disorders

  • Provide nutrition education and counseling for the whole family

  • Help your child implement sustainable, healthy eating behaviors (like intuitive eating) and lifestyle changes

  • Collaborate with pediatricians and other healthcare professionals on your child's team to ensure coordinated care

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When should you see a pediatric dietitian nutritionist?

A child nutritionist can support families with premature babies, children with chronic diseases, teenagers, and more. Dinnertime shouldn't be battle time, and establishing healthy eating behaviors from an early age can make a significant difference in your child's cognitive development, academic performance, and social-emotional well-being. 

It's important that you reach out for support if your child:

  • Is struggling with food intake

  • Is not getting adequate nutrition

  • Is struggling with meeting growth curve expectations

  • Is experiencing weight fluctuations and appetite changes

  • Is diagnosed with diabetes

  • Has high cholesterol

  • Has digestive problems

  • Has mealtime challenges and disordered eating behaviors

  • Is a picky eater

Get the support you need with virtual nutrition counseling or in-person nutrition therapy with expert pediatric dietitians. Enjoy family meals again. 

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How much does a pediatric nutritionist cost?

We accept most major insurance companies and the majority of our clients pay little to nothing outside of copays or deductibles to meet with a member of our team. We also offer military discounts as we are not in network with Tricare. We always recommend checking your insurance benefits regarding nutrition coverage as coverage depends on the patient's individual insurance plan. 

Our Team of Dietitian Nutritionists and  Eating Disorder Specialists in the Greater St. Louis Area

Branz Nutrition Counseling is a team of certified eating disorder dietitians who provide compassionate care to those struggling with their relationship to food. Our approach is weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+, and social justice-oriented, which means that we believe that everyone deserves access to quality care. 


We can't wait to meet you!

With locations in Illinois and Missouri, we offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. And, we are licensed to provide Telehealth nutrition therapy to  patients around the country.

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We see clients in person in the St. Louis area, Missouri, Illinois, and from around the country via Telehealth. Learn more here.

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Make An Appointment

What service do you need? Schedule a 15-minute discovery call, free of charge. It is a great way for a dietitian on our team to get to know you and your unique needs.

Meet with your Personal Dietitian

Be paired with the dietitian nutritionist on our team and get continued support with one of our online groups. One-on-one counseling, in-person, or virtual. WE TAKE INSURANCE!

Take Control of Your Life

Heal your relationship with food and your body. Choose the best foods for your unique needs. Get the tools you need to live a healthy life. Receive continued support.

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