Nutritional support for patients is a vital part of providing comprehensive care at Riley at IU Health. A dedicated team of more than 30 registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) at Riley at IU Health works closely with patients and families to ensure each child’s nutritional needs are addressed. Our RDNs specialize in pediatric nutrition and many have advanced degrees and/or certifications.
A pediatric dietitian may provide a nutrition assessment for your child during their hospitalization. RDNs provide nutritional assessments for growth and nutritional needs and provide customized nutrition care plans for infants and children. Dietitians assist when a child has special dietary needs or receives nutrition from a feeding tube or IV.
Riley at IU Health is proud to offer two Milk Labs where human milk, donor human milk and formulas are safely prepared by trained technicians then delivered to your child.
Many of our outpatient clinics have dietitians available. For those services with a dietitian on staff, your child’s doctor can consult the RDN about a variety of needs such as tube feeding, IV nutrition, special dietary restrictions or growth concerns.