Nutritional Care

Street Address
New Children's Hospital
Stenbäckinkatu 9, Helsinki

Mailing address
PO Box 347
00029 HUS

Contact information
The hospital contacts the unit for you.

Clinical dietitians provide nutritional guidance based on assessment of nutritional state and food consumption, and the illnesses or procedures that affect them. Nutritional Care promotes recovery, improves quality of life, upholds the healthy nutritional state, and supports the child’s growth and development. The purpose of nutritional care is to secure the patient’s energy and nutrient supply and to help them develop age-appropriate eating habits. Nutritional Care also sees to promoting health and preventing illnesses through nutritional guidance.

The New Children's Hospital’s clinical dietitians work at the wards and at the outpatient clinics. A doctor’s referral is required for nutritional therapy.