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.
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
Certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight ManagementCertified Shapedown InstructorFellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND)Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)Registered Dietitian (RD)
BS - Nutrition, Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA
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
Patient Experience Ratings
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