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Clinical Nutrition Services

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Experts in Nutritional Care

We understand how important your child's diet is to their health and growth, which is why our board-certified pediatric dietitians collaborate closely with our inpatient and outpatient teams.

Meet the team

Clinical Nutrition Services at Children’s National Hospital provides evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to assist in your child's growth, development, disease prevention and disease management across inpatient and outpatient settings.

As credentialed food and pediatric nutrition experts, our registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) stay up-to-date on the latest research, nutrition interventions and safety standards to ensure that your child receives the highest level of dietary care.

Choosing Children’s National for Your Child's Nutritional Needs

Highlights of our program include:

  • Nationally-recognized nutrition specialists. As one of only a few dedicated pediatric teams in the area, our team of child nutrition experts work closely with some of the world’s most renowned physicians, researchers and health professionals to develop a personalized, therapeutic approach for treating and managing your child's disease, while helping them establish lifelong healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Variety of specialty care services and programs. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient nutritional care through our numerous specialty programs with teams whose area of expertise is in working with patients with that specific condition.
  • Accessible nutrition care. Our specialty programs, which are by referral only and outpatient nutrition clinics are available on an outpatient basis at the main hospital and various satellite offices conveniently located throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Our Specialty Care Programs and Services

Clinical Nutrition Services Team

  • Sydney Antolini

    Sydney Antolini
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Blasine Besore

    Blasine Besore
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Blakeslee

    Sydney Blakeslee
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Christy Bock

    Christy Bock
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Headshot of Suzanne Bruels

    Suzanne K. Bruels
    Clinical Dietitian IV

  • Jessica Cavall

    Jessica Cavall
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Sarah Davis

    Sarah Davis
    Lead Inpatient Dietitian
    Pediatric Dietitian Expert

  • Emily Frymark

    Emily Frymark
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Elizabeth Haracz

    Elizabeth Haracz
    Clinical Dietician

  • Children's National Hospital

    DoYeon Lee
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Morgane Lemire

    Morgane Lemire
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Elaine Parry

    Elaine Parry
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Mackenzie Morgan

    Mackenzie Morgan
    Clinical Dietitian II

  • Nikki Potolicchio

    Nicole Potolicchio
    Clinical Nutrition Manager

  • Sara Preisendanz

    Sara Preisendanz
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Sabrina Riordan

    Sabrina Riordan
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Sarah Roberts

    Sarah Roberts
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Sami Schug

    Sami Schug
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Kristen Sgambat

    Kristen Sgambat
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Catherine Slomka, MS, RD, LD

    Catherine Slomka
    Clinical Dietitian

  • M. Alyssa O’Doherty

    Margaret Alyssa Tucker
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Children's National Hospital

    Siobhan Vogel
    Pediatric Dietitian Expert

  • Rebecca Wilson

    Rebecca Wilson
    Clinical Dietitian

  • Wiseman

    Allison Wiseman
    Pediatric Dietitian Specialist II