Our pediatric nutrition services include assessment and counseling for medical concerns and health promotion. Our dietitians approach nutrition considering the whole child; their development, sensory issues and medical diagnosis. Nutritional counseling is individualized to meet each child’s and family’s needs. Our registered dietitians have special expertise in working with infants and children with developmental disabilities, genetic syndromes, chronic medical illnesses and complex feeding and medical challenges. Their specialized training in working with children have enabled them to be vendored providers through the Regional Center system as well as paneled with California Children’s Services.
Our services include counseling for:
- Food Allergies and Intolerances
- Failure to thrive
- Weight Control and Management
- Self-limited diets
- Gastrostomy feeding
- General nutritional health and wellness
- F3- Weight Control Program for children
- Professional in-service training
Food for Fit Families program (F3)
The prevalence of children who are overweight is rising and children with developmental disabilities are also at risk. We have a specially designed program which addresses the multi-faceted influences of pediatric obesity – environment, diet and activity – specifically for children with developmental disabilities.
The Food for Fit Families program (F3) is a 12 week WEIGHT MANAGEMENT program for children between ages 5-12 years who are overweight, but also includes their parents/guardians and siblings. We have groups who start the F3 program throughout the year.
Our unique family-centered program, designed by registered dietitian, occupational therapist and development specialists, is specifically designed for children with developmental disabilities, autism and/or special health care needs.
Our focus is on developing health-promoting eating habits and increasing physical activity which will result in greater wellness.
Weekly group sessions include a cooking activity, non-competitive sports and games, nutrition education, strategies to address behavioral issues around eating and parent-to-parent support.
For information and registration contact Lanny at 626-793-7350 ext. 216
Funding may be available through your insurance or Regional Center (vendor #PD1730).
Please check with your service coordinator.
PCDA uses a multidisciplinary, developmental, family-centered approach in all services. With the exception of peer groups, our services actively involve parents or caregivers in every session.