Blythedale Children's Hospital and its Clinical Nutrition Department provides the highest caliber of medical nutrition therapy with a patient-centered focus and quality-of-life approach.
Our dietitians create individualized meal plans for patients with allergies, dietary restrictions and specialized diets, while working alongside the child's speech therapist to ensure the best results.
For the infant population at Blythedale Children's Hospital, the Clinical Nutrition team meticulously creates patient specific formula recipes, ensuring each child receives optimal nutrition for development and growth.
Patients and caregivers are also continuously educated on nutritional goals in preparation for success after hospital discharge.
Clinical Nutrition Staff
Tony joined Blythedale in January of 2015 as the General Manager of Food and Nutrition & Environmental Services. He has more than 25 years’ experience in Pediatric Healthcare Food and Nutrition services. Prior to working at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Tony was the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, as well as the Chef and Manager at Sunshine Children’s Home. Tony and the clinical nutrition team collaborate with the multidisciplinary teams at Blythedale to develop the Hospital's robust enteral feeding formulary, individualized toddler and pediatric patient menus, and supports Blythedale's inpatient and outpatient Intensive Feeding Program.
Clinical Nutrition Month at Blythedale
Clinical Nutrition Month takes on special prominence at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, where the medical fragility of each patient necessitates a complex and customized nutrition plan tailored to his or her unique needs.