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Pediatric Nutrition

Starting Healthy Habits Early for a Successful Future

Did you know?
Most children don't get the right balance of nutrients in their diet. *

On average:

60% of children don't eat the recommended amount of fruits.

90% of children don't eat the recommended amount of vegetables.

20% of vegetables children eat are either french fries or potato chips.

Does this describe your child's diet? If so, our classes can guide you in the right direction. These classes aren’t like school and there are no tests. Instead there will be games, activities, and food samples to build healthy habits at an impressionable age. If your child is a COPC patient and you want to improve their nutrition, we encourage you to attend classes and bring them along.

We care about your child’s well-being in all areas and that includes the food they eat. Families are busier than ever in today’s world and nutrition may be an afterthought, but our program is here to help. Eating a healthy variety of food doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. There are many tips and tricks to bump up your child’s nutrition that we can help you discover. Come to one of our classes for more information.

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In order to supplement the support you get from our classes, we have a monthly newsletter filled with tips and tricks to help you stay on track. When you sign up for our newsletter, you will receive seasonal topics, recipes, and ideas that will make healthy eating more fun and convenient for the whole family.

Incorporating Oils and Spreads

Read our article to learn more about making heart healthy choices when it comes to including oils and spreads in your diet!

A Healthy Dish With a Fun Twist

Finding a healthy side dish that the whole family will enjoy is never easy, but we have a recipe can help. Our "Beets and Sweets" recipe makes a fun and colorful side dish that will shake things up with your family meals. Check out our simple recipe to discover a new family favorite.

Pediatric Nutrition Class Topics

Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters

Overcome those mealtime battles with these tricks and tips for picky eaters.

Nutrition for Busy Families

Learn quick and convenient tips to eat healthy while managing your busy schedule.

Grocery Store Tours

Walk through the aisles with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to find healthy, tasty, and affordable foods for your family.

Infant and Toddler Nutrition

Build a healthy foundation for your young child and recognize the milestones in nutrition.

Mindful Eating and Body Positivity

Bring your children to learn about eating for energy (not out of boredom) and discover the meaning of positive body images.

Cooking Demonstration

Watch and learn new recipes that your family will want to recreate and enjoy together.

We recognize that every family has different needs and preferences, especially when it comes to how they eat. With this in mind, we crafted a unique variety of classes that all types of children and families can relate to. If your child is a COPC patient and you find our class topics appealing, you can attend our workshops for more information.

Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables can unlock a wide range of health benefits, especially when you have them every day. Since many families find it difficult to include these food groups in their daily meals, we came up with a few ideas to show you how easy it can be.

The Benefits of Family Meals

Taking the time to have regular family meals can significantly improve your child's health and well-being. Whether you are struggling to find room in the schedule or to come up with ideas that everyone will enjoy, we have a few tips that can help you out. To learn more about the benefits of family meals and ways to make them a priority, check out our video.

Exposing Children to New Foods

At COPC, we understand that every child is different so we encourage you to experiment and see what works for your family. Try these tips out next time you think of a new food your child may not have eaten before. For more individualized recommendations, talk to your child's COPC physician or come to one of our nutrition classes.

Healthy Breakfast for a Healthier Year

Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? By eating a healthy breakfast every morning, your child will be better able to start their day off on the right foot. Despite the positive benefits, many children and teens end up skipping this critical meal on a regular basis. In order to help you make breakfast time a little easier, we created an article to help you out.

Pediatric Nutrition Dieticians

Alyssa Bosse, RDN, LD

Pediatric Registered Dietitian

Lauren Baker, RDN, LD

Pediatric Registered Dietitian

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (August 2014) Progress on Children Eating More Fruit, Not Vegetables Retrieved from