Research has shown that good nutrition is an important component in the prevention and management of many diseases. It is necessary for optimal growth and development. Nutrition counseling is provided at various sites at Boston Medical Center. An outpatient dietitian is available in the pediatric clinic several hours each week. A dietitian will meet with you to provide individual nutrition counseling.

The dietitians provide counseling for all types of nutrition and medical problems including:

  • Poor growth
  • Formula intolerance
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Food allergies
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Renal failure
  • Obesity
  • Sports nutrition
  • Vegetarian diets
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Epilepsy/Ketogenic diets

Contact Us

850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
6th Floor
Yawkey Center
617.414.4841
Monday, Wednesday Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30PM Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Programs and Services

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling is provided by a registered dietitian (RD). During a counseling session, the dietitian works with each client, child, and/or parents/guardians to teach healthy eating habits. Counseling is individualized based on the client’s medical, social and ethnic background. Meal plans, food label reading, recipe modification and shopping tips are also provided if needed. The RD and the patient develop goals to together that are realistic for promoting good health and wellness.

Conditions We Treat

  • Epilepsy

Our Team

Inpatient Pediatrics

Kara Choiniere, RD

Jessica Perelli, RD

Pediatric Neurology

Catherine Barry, MS, RD, LDN

Outpatient Pediatric Weight Management

Kate Donovan, MS, RD, LDN

Outpatient Pediatric Gastroenterology

Lauren Berard, RD, LDN