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Transplant Nutrition

Children who have received or are in need of a solid organ transplant have a very special place in my heart.

I spent several years working with this population both in the clinic and in the ICUs. I am acutely aware of the struggles these families face to keep the child and organ in good health while oftentimes battling against some form of pediatric feeding disorder after years of medical treatments. Helping transplant families to stay healthy and follow a heart healthy diet can be really complex and goes beyond the recommendations of what to avoid. How can we support age appropriate weight gain? How can we maintain blood sugar control to minimize the inherent risk of diabetes that comes with transplant status. Check out some of these posts to learn more about the importance of nutrition for transplant kids and how to really support a healthy and pressure free diet. 

Blood Sugar Control

Foods to Avoid

Gut Microbiome in Transplant Patients

Lunch Ideas for Transplant Kids

If you’re looking for more support helping your child develop healthy habits and have more fun with food set up a free consultation here.