Margaret M. Girten, RD, LDN, FAND

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Margaret M. Girten, RD, LDN, FAND, is a pediatric dietitian with the Clinical Nutrition Program. She supports the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical nutrition in primary care settings
Locations: Specialty Care, Exton; Specialty Care, Lancaster
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Margaret (Mimi) Girten, RD, LDN, FAND, is a pediatric dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She also serves as Level IV Primary Care Specialist within the Department of Clinical Nutrition. In this position, Mimi focuses on making nutrition resources easily accessible in a primary care setting, providing up-to-date nutrition tools and resources that primary care providers can use and share with patient families.

Education and Training


Dietetic Internship - Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, IL

Board Certification

Certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
Certified Shapedown Instructor
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND)
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Registered Dietitian (RD)

Undergraduate Degree

BS - Nutrition, Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA 

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Dietitian

Level IV Primary Care Specialist

Departments and Services




Girten, M., Goldberg, E., Shuker, M. “Nutritional Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Pediatric Patients.” Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Liacouras, Chris A., Markowitz, Jonathan E. New York: Springer Science & Business Media, LLC. 2012. 323-338.

Posters and Presentations


Girten, M. “Failure To Thrive…It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye.” Lancaster General Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. May 2022.


Girten, M. “Blenderized Tube Feedings…We’ve Got This.” NASPGHAN. Nashville, TN (virtual).  December 2021.


Girten, M. “A Survival Guide to Blenderized Formulas.” NASPGHAN. Chicago, IL.  October 2019.


Girten, M. “Nutrition Nuts and Bolts for Primary Care.” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Primary Care Education. Philadelphia, PA.  October 2018.

Girten, M. “Blenderized Tube Feedings: What You Need to Know.”  Integrative Health Nutrition Seminar Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Philadelphia, PA.  February 2018.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

Member, Clinical Effectiveness Team- Pediatric Asthma, NICU and Family Centered Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Co-organizer, Children’s Hospital Summer Camp Program – Sickle Cell, Asthma, and Weight Management, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Member, Pediatric Nutrition Conference Planning Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Co-creator, Student Volunteer Program and Policy, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Member, King of Prussia Specialty Care & Ambulatory Surgery Center planning committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (#11455)

Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals (CPNP)

Pennsylvania Dietetic Association

Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group