Center for Nutritional Rehabilitation
Our Center for Nutritional Rehabilitation offers services to children ranging from infancy through adolescence with an array of medical conditions and nutritional concerns. Children commonly referred for evaluation and treatment to this program include but are not limited to those with the following conditions:
- Pre-diabetes/Insulin resistance
- Failure to thrive or poor growth
- Diabetes, type 1 and 2
- Overweight and obesity
- Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
- Metabolic syndrome
- High cholesterol or other blood lipids
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as GER
- Celiac disease
- Food intolerances
- Food selectivity
An initial evaluation with a Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician and a Registered Dietitian will determine the course of treatment that may include but is not limited to any of the following:
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Center for Nutritional Rehabilitation?
The Center offers a coordinated, holistic approach to management of disorders with a nutritional component. The goal of the Center is to provide a coordinated approach to care for patients with any issue or illness that has a nutritional component.
Who is it for?
Children with any disorder or issue that has a nutritional component, such as excessive weight gain or loss, infant growth and nutrition issues, metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus, eating disorders such as binge eating, immunologic issues such as food intolerances, and developmental issues such as cerebral palsy that affect nutritional status.
What does the evaluation entail?
At the Center for Nutrition Rehabilitation (CNR) clinic, your child will see a Nurse Practitioner or Physician and a Registered Dietitian to formulate a treatment course. Your child may either then be referred to additional specialty clinics such as Weigh Smart®, Endocrine or Feeding if appropriate, or he or she will continue to be seen in the CNR clinic for further work-up. Your child may be referred to other specialists if there are multiple services needed and/or there is not a clear diagnosis. Your child's progress will be assessed by scores on a nutritional scale.
What will insurance cover?
Your insurance benefits will be checked prior to your first visit. While you are waiting for your appointment, you should contact your health insurance company to verify coverage for services. We verify your benefits as a courtesy, but it is your job to know your benefits. Because insurance benefits can change; we wait until one week before your scheduled appointment to check benefits. If your insurance changes or you have authorization questions for us after speaking with your insurance company, please contact our authorizations department. You may be able to qualify for financial help if you if your insurance does not cover part or all of the clinic costs. Please ask us if you need help.
- If your child is between the age of 0-5, please complete the Infant/Toddler form:
- If your child is age 6 and older, please complete the School Age/Adolescent form:
- Screening Packet Cover Letter
Please fax the completed form along with the following documents from your child's pediatrician to 410-578-2654:
- growth chart
- copy of last clinic note
- recent lab results
- nutrition referral form
Or use our secure email system. Call Brooke at 410-578-5250 for the instructions to email this form using our secure messaging system. The email address is email@example.com.
If you chose to email this form or any information about your child to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital using unencrypted email, please understand your child's personal and health information may be at risk if sent using an unsecured email system.
If you have additional questions about the Center for Nutritional Rehabilitation or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our program coordinator, Brooke Spund at 410-578-5250.
Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.
This page was last updated: April 7, 2015