Center for Celiac Disease Nutrition Services
We can help
At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), our Center for Celiac Disease recognizes that good nutrition can lead to better outcomes. Nutritional management via a gluten free diet is currently the only treatment for celiac disease, and should only been done in consultation with your medical team.
Our registered dietitians support patients with celiac disease and their families by providing comprehensive gluten free diet education classes and individualized nutrition assessments at each new center visit.
Who are we?
Gastrointestinal (GI) registered dietitians
Pediatric registered dietitians with the Center for Celiac Disease have over 20 years of combined experience teaching a gluten free diet to individuals with celiac disease. They provide customized dietary counseling to meet the medical and cultural needs of your child. Our dietitians are experts in evaluating nutritional needs and can help guide celiac patients and families toward healthy eating habits while maintaining optimal nutritional status on a gluten free diet.
For your convenience, we are able to schedule a coordinated visit with your gastroenterologist and dietitian. To learn more, please call the Celiac Center at 215-590-2985.
What to expect at your visit with a celiac dietitian
Registered dietitians in the Celiac Center provide in-depth nutrition assessment and counseling which includes:
- Comprehensive class focusing on all aspects of a gluten free diet including:
- Identification of gluten containing ingredients
- Label reading for gluten
- Cross contamination
- Hidden sources of gluten
- Eating gluten free at social functions and restaurants
- Gluten free foods
- Assessment of nutritional and growth status
- Assessment of vitamin and mineral needs
- Treatment of nutrient deficiencies
- Dietary recommendations tailored to each child’s individual needs
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