Nutrition Clinic

Nutrition Clinic

Our Nutrition  Clinic attends to all dietary intake and  medical nutrition therapy 

Our experienced doctors are there to help to counsel clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits.

Nutrition Clinic

As part of the Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital, the Department of Nutrition is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient-focused nutrition care, to advancing the practice of clinical nutrition, and to educating future dietitians and other healthcare providers.

The department is divided in three major areas:

  • 1. Inpatient services
  • 2. Outpatient services
  • 3. Dietetics internship program
The Hospital Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Service provides nutritional care and education to all patients and families admitted to the hospital.

Patients admitted to the hospital are screened for nutritional risk as part of the Nursing assessment. Once a patient is identified by the nurse, the dietitian assesses the patient and determines the level of risk and complexity of assessment, including: age; diagnosis/procedure or treatment. The dietitian is especially trained in the assessment and care of the forced fed, metabolically compromised patient. Our nutrition care is integrated with the medical care to ensure expert nutritional interventions for the most complex nutritional deficiencies.

The dietitians attend ward rounds with the house staff. They are assigned patients by physician team or service line to ensure effective communication and continuity of patient care throughout the patient’s hospitalization. Patients are educated on their modified diet prior to discharge. The dietitians educate patients and families in individualized sessions.
The Hospital offers excellent outpatient medical nutrition therapy for your child’s health needs and individual nutrition counselling therapy for children (and their families) needing dietary modifications for risk reduction and/or management of:

Anorexia/Bulimia Lactose intolerance
Cancer Liver diseases.
Complementary feeding HIV/AIDS
Congestive heart failure Underweight
Drug-nutrient interactions Overweight & obesity
Eating disorders Nutrition supplements
Enteral nutrition Gluten intolerance
Food allergies Pancreatitis
Gastrointestinal Disorders:
inflammatory bowel disease
Pre- and post-surgery:
Bone marrow transplant
Cardiac transplant
Kidney transplant
Thoracic surgery
Gertrude’s Hospital has the nutrition clinic running at the various satellite clinics from 8.30 am to 4:00 pm as follows:

Monday : Embakasi
Tuesday : Pangani
Wednesday : Lavington Othaya
Thursday : Donholm
Friday : Nairobi West

Our approach is based on the premise that good nutrition is for everyone! Food is a great source of enjoyment, and the nutrition division maintains that this pleasure can prevail even for those faced with special dietary needs. Food is also a great source of health, and learning what to include can be as important as knowing what to avoid.

The philosophy of the GGCH Dietetic Internship Program is to provide education opportunities for excellence in dietetic training. Expertly guided by highly qualified dietetics professionals in environments dedicated to excellence in research, healthcare, and education, the program is designed to provide unique opportunities for a variety of experiences in clinical, community, and food service management. The program staff is committed to preparing graduates to become outstanding dietetics professionals. The following objectives guide the internship program:

1. To provide the highest quality training in the field of nutrition and dietetics through a strong, interdisciplinary training team
2. To enable students to develop skills in dietetic leadership
3. To promote the development of dietetic professionals who are able to embrace proven theory, evaluate current research, and communicate effectively to other health professionals, peers and the lay population.
A Nutrition Clinic plays a crucial role in promoting optimal health and well-being through personalized nutrition guidance and support. It focuses on assessing and addressing patients' nutritional needs, managing diet-related conditions, and providing education to improve overall health outcomes.
Our Nutrition Clinic offers a range of services, including individualized dietary assessments, personalized meal planning, nutritional counseling, weight management programs, specialized diets for medical conditions, and guidance for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Anyone can benefit from the expertise of a Nutrition Clinic. Individuals seeking guidance for weight management, those with chronic diseases or specific dietary restrictions, athletes looking to optimize performance, and those interested in adopting healthier eating habits can all benefit from the services provided.
Our nutritionists take into consideration various factors such as a patient's medical history, dietary preferences, lifestyle, and specific health goals to create personalized meal plans. These plans are tailored to meet individual nutritional needs, promote overall health, and manage specific conditions.
Yes, we offer nutritional counseling as an integral part of our services. Our registered dietitians or nutritionists provide evidence-based advice, education, and ongoing support to help patients make informed dietary choices, address nutritional deficiencies, manage chronic conditions, and improve overall well-being.

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    Specialist Clinic Days

    Monday – Friday 8.00 – 7:00 pm
    Saturday 9.00 – 8.00 pm
    Sunday 10.00 – 9.00 pm