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Nutritionist Needed

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I live on Ri border and cannot drive into childrens hospital Boston for nutritionist appt's. Anyone use a nutritionist in the area they can recommend? From Providence to Marlboro, Ma area along rte 495 belt

I just had an appt with my Pedi offices new Nutritionist who didn't know what the hell she was doing. I left the appt with a standard healthy lifestyle form with a couple of things crossed off and bulger and spelt bread added. YUP !!! She said I will look a few things up for you for our next appt. Well I got home and looked up Spelt bread and bulger and am not going back of course. Maybe as a nutritionist she should have looked a few things up for me before she sent me home with really dangerous advice. I am writing the office to inform them of my decision to stop using her and why.

That being said I don't know who else to direct my nutritional questions too and am looking . My daughter is in the 98th percentile for wt and ht. with a ltd variety of vegetable eating so I need solid advice.

Please, only recommendations for those you have had good personal experience with.

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No reco except advice to contact a local Celiac support group. They can usually reco someone.

Our local support group (small) is all adults , no families and they do not seek nutritionist help, unfortunately for me.

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Perhaps another group, reasonably nearby knows of one you can ask for a referral?

I've noticed Celiac specialists seem to network...if you can find a Celiac nutritionist somewhat nearby that may be your best bet for a local referral.

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nutritionist is not a legally protected title in the US. Dietician is. good luck

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Do you see the Nutritionist at Children's? My son (6) was diagnosed there so we see their nutritionist twice a year. I don't recall her name, but she seemed to know what she was talking about. We usually meet in a group setting with one or two other families. I also have celiac disease and see a WONDERFUL nutritionist at BIDMC. Her name is Melinda Dennis. She also has celiac disease and has authored some books on the subject and founded a local support group. Perhaps if you can get in contact with her she can recommend a pediatric nutritionist who can help you. Did you talk to your doctor at Children's? They should be able to help as well. We have been very pleased with our experience there. They didn't give up (like the doctors at Mass General) on my son after conflicting blood test results and eventually found that he did indeed have Celiac Disease.

Cara

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