Clinical Nutrition Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education.
Breastfeeding and Lactation
Record your baby’s feedings, wet diapers, and stools for the first few weeks after he is born in this breastfeeding diary.
Get help as you breastfeed or pump milk for your baby with food allergies. Details include how to determine which foods your baby is allergic to and ingredients you should look for in the food you eat.
This resource can help you as you begin breastfeeding or pumping milk for your baby. Details include learning to tell how much your baby is eating, supplementing and more.
In this resource, you'll learn how to tell if breastfeeding is going well and when to call your baby’s doctor or a lactation specialist.
Learn how to increase your milk supply. This resource also includes possible causes of low milk supply.
Find out how you can increase your milk supply as you pump milk for your child. Details also include possible causes of low milk supply when you’re pumping.
Find out why you should consider breastfeeding, the benefits to your baby, how to get started and more in this resource to help you during the first few weeks of breastfeeding.
Learn about lactose intolerance, a condition that makes it difficult for some children to ingest the sugar (called lactose) in milk and dairy products.
For Children and Teens
GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
During the COVID-19 health emergency, the way families traditionally purchase infant formulas may be impacted. Review this formula substitution list for families and providers to help select an appropriate alternative.
How to prepare and store formula from powder using household measurement.
How to prepare and store formula from powder using scoops.
How to prepare and store human milk fortified with powder formula.
General Nutrition Information
For parents looking to help their children gain weight, this resource offers tips to help you steer kids to higher calorie foods.
Get advice for creating high-calorie meals for your child who needs to gain weight. This handout includes tips for increasing calories in common breakfast, lunch and dinner foods.
This chart from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia includes more than 50 cereals and includes serving sizes, fiber and sugar.
Learn about when to introduce new foods to your baby and how long to wait between each new food in this educational resource.
Help your picky eater meet his nutritional needs. Details include how you can model healthy eating habits and how to deal with common feeding behaviors.
Get tips for feeding your toddler, including sample meals and foods to avoid.
This resource includes tips for feeding your baby who can crawl and may try to feed herself.
Get tips for feeding children who can sit without help and reach for small objects. Details include sample meals and foods to avoid.
This resource offers tips for feeding your 4- to 6-month-old baby. Included are sample meals for supported sitters, and foods to avoid.
Get information about feeding your preschooler in this resource. Included are feeding tips, sample meals and foods to avoid.
Learn about what fiber is, how much fiber your child needs a day, and why fiber is important in everyone’s diet.
Learn how to make a variety of finger foods to introduce to your child, including cheese surprise sandwich, banana strips and teething biscuits.
Find out how to introduce a variety of finger foods to your child with this handout, which includes favorite finger foods you may want to try with your child.
Learn how to introduce forks and new foods to your young eater.
Learn how to introduce your child to a wide variety of foods and flavors while still eating foods that are both safe and age-appropriate.
Learn how to make high protein breakfast drinks, peanut butter shakes and other fun nutritional supplements for children who need help gaining weight.
This resource gives information about specific foods, condiments, and liquids that can be added to your child’s diet to help her gain weight.
Find out how to introduce high-calorie snacks into your child’s diet every few hours to help her gain weight.
Get information about weight loss programs, nutritional counseling, and exercise programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in this resource from CHOP.
Use this resource to help you stay healthy during your pregnancy. Food, drink and other items to avoid during pregnancy are included.
This educational tool helps you learn more serving sizes, types of fat, carbohydrates, fiber and other ingredients.
This resource can help you measure food portions so you know exactly how much food your family is eating.
If getting your child to eat vegetables is a struggle, you’re in good company. This resources can help you add vegetables and nutrients to your child’s diet.
Learn about toddler feeding habits, including normal toddler eating behaviors and when to see a doctor about your child’s eating behaviors.
This tool helps you meet the nutritional needs of infants, children and adolescents who eat a vegetarian diet.
This tool, based on a book by Ellyn Satter, MS, RN, LCSW, SCD, offers tips for parents and caregivers concerned about their child’s weight.
Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Find a list of delicious cheeseburger alternatives so that you can enjoy a tasty burger without any guilt.
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. The online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.
This resource can help your family establish heart-healthy eating habits. Included is a food chart to help your choose which foods are best for your heart and which to avoid.
The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
This site offers expert advice, nutrition and storage information, shopping tips, healthy menus and recipes, kid-friendly recipes and healthy tips.
This is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL to empower students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school.
ILCA is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families.
Find comprehensive breastfeeding information, online forums and support groups, FAQs, conferences, an international online store, and more.
This is a non-profit organization, funded by the national dairy checkoff program, committed to nutrition education and research-based communications.
Nutrition.gov provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government.
Find credible, accurate and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
This program provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women.
Learn about a vegetarian diet and how to raise vegetarian children. Find helpful resources, including recipes, cookbooks and websites.
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics and world hunger.