Grandview is proud to be able to offer limited consultation regarding dietary intake and caloric management for our clients.
Many children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism and intellectual disabilities have difficulty regulating the amount of calories they need and can be at risk of micronutrient deficiencies, for example low iron.
Generally, referrals to the dietitian need to be done by one of our Grandview physicians. Referrals are accepted for children who are Grandview clients and are either underweight or overweight or who are at risk of micronutrient deficiencies. Children with severe constipation sometimes benefit from referral to the dietitian as well. Children who use a g-tube and whose families need assistance managing the number of calories they need or the amount of fluid that is recommended are good candidates for referral.
How to Access Grandview’s Nutrition Services
If you think your child would benefit from seeing our dietitian, please speak to your Grandview physician or therapist.
Unfortunately we are not able to accept referrals for primary nutritional difficulties or for breastfeeding concerns, when children are not already clients of Grandview Children’s Centre. If your referral is accepted you will be asked to keep a 3 day food diary of everything your child eats.
Together with the assessment of your child this will help inform the dietitian of your child’s needs.
Have questions? Please speak with your therapist(s), or call (905) 728 – 1673 ext. 2468 to connect with a Service Navigator and discuss program eligibility.