Parents and caregivers have the largest influence on what, when and where kids eat. Did you know that a mother's choices during pregnancy can affect the future health of her child? Or that even some of the youngest of children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “most 2- to 3-year-old children need to consume about 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day.” These calories are to be obtained from all of the same food groups that adults require – grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat and Beans AND oils.
In our March webchat pediatric dietitian Jenna Mastrobuono will answer your questions related to childhood nutrition. Such questions may relate to controlling portions, transitioning from liquids to solids, or diagnosing and treating food intolerance and allergies. Whether a child is 9 months old or 9 years old, Jenna will be available to answer your questions about childhood nutrition.
Jenna Mastrobuono, MS, RD, CSP, LD is a registered dietitian and member of the Pediatric Nutrition Support Team at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. Jenna is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatrics. She provides comprehensive nutrition care to hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents at main campus as well as at a variety of outpatient clinics. She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics at The Ohio State University. Following her undergraduate studies, Jenna completed an internship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in conjunction with completion of a master’s degree in nutrition at Case Western Reserve University.
As a member of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital’s Pediatric Nutrition Support Team, Jenna is one of 12 registered dietitians, board certified in pediatrics who collaborates with physician teams to provide expert, evidence-based nutritional care for infants, children and adolescents. Our pediatric nutritionists provide individual counseling to assess each child’s nutritional needs, develop the most appropriate plan of nutritional support, and monitor nutritional status to ensure an optimal outcome. With access to leading-edge diagnostic and treatment resources, as well as a total commitment to family-centered care, our pediatric professionals are well-equipped to support every child.
Join us on March 21st as Jenna answers your childhood nutrition related questions. On a daily basis Jenna helps parents understand the value of proper nutrition for children, and she can help answer your questions too.