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Programs & Services

Nutrition Counselling - Pediatric

A registered dietitian assists clients in following a special diet and improve their eating pattern to manage their medical condition.

Information and services provided for:

Weight Measures Low:

  • downward shift in growth pattern (e.g. sharp decline, movement across percentiles nearing the 3rd percentile or growth line is flat)
  • below 3rd percentile weight-for-length (birth to 24 months)
  • below 3rd percentile BMI-for-age (2 to 17 years)

Weight is ahead of height

  • upward in growth pattern (e.g sharp incline)
  • above 90th percentile weight-for-length (birth to 24 months)


  • allergy(ies) or intolerance impacting diet adequacy
  • dylipdemia
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • inappropriate diet for age (e.g. delayed texture progression)
  • feeding difficulties / caregiver education
  • restricted diet resulting in nutrient deficiencies (e.g. vegan, picky eating)
  • prediabetes

Additional service:

Service Providers May Include
registered dietitians

17 years and younger.

Referral Needed

Referral from Pediatrician or Primary Care Physician

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Service Locations
Also Known As
Child Health General Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition Counselling (Dietitian) Pediatric, Nutrition Counselling - Pediatrics Outpatients
Nutrition Counselling ¿ Children