Margaret (Mimi) Girten, RD, CSP, LDN, is an outpatient pediatric clinical dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She also serves as Nutrition 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
Certified in Childhood and Adolescent Weight ManagementCertified Shapedown InstructorCertified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP)Licensed Dietitian NutritionistPediatric Nutrition
Titles and Academic Titles
Nutrition Primary Care Specialist
Departments and Services
Girten, M., Sargood, J. “Food Allergies.” Nutrition Care Process in Pediatric Practice. Kane-Alves, V., Tarrant, S. Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group. 2014. 40-49.
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
Lectures by Invitation
Girten, M. “Practical Tips for Feeding Students with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease.” Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nursing Conference. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. May 2016.
Girten, M. “Blenderized Tube Feedings: Alone We Can Do So Little, Together We Can Do So Much.” Washington State Children with Special Health Care Needs Nutrition Network Meeting. Seattle, WA. April 2016.
Girten, M., King, K., Leon, C. “Pediatric Nutrition Support: Challenging Cases.” A.S.P.E.N. Webinar. July, 2015.
Girten, M. “Blenderized Tube Feedings: Managing a New Frontier.” Emerging Topics in Pediatric Nutrition: A Practical Approach. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA. Nov. 2014.
Driggers, J., Girten, M. “Blenderized Tube Feedings: Managing a New Frontier 101.” NASPGHAN-CPNP Annual Symposium. Washington, DC. Oct. 2014.
Girten, M., Neiman, L. Presentation Skills Workshop. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2014.
Girten, M. “Eating Through Life: Changing Nutritional Needs of Men and Women.” Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals. New Cumberland, PA. April 2013.
Girten, M., Dawson, J. “Feeding Refusal…Where Do I Go From Here?” Pediatric Nutrition Challenges: From Failure to Thrive to Obesity: Nov. 2012.
Girten, M. “So You Think You Have Big Shoes To Fill.” PA Superintendents’ Annual Meeting. Lancaster, March, 2012.
Girten, M. “Nutritional Assessment of the Pediatric Population.” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Extern Nursing Program, Philadelphia, PA. 2010-2014.
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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