Nutrition Counseling for Kids and Their Parents

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At GetzWell Pediatrics we provide nutritional counseling to both parents and children because we believe the most powerful medicine you have is at the end of your fork! We give parents the guidance they seek by helping with:

  • Special nutritional needs such as Celiac disease and diabetes
  • Childhood obesity
  • Food sensitivities that may contribute to medical conditions such as allergy, asthma, eczema and autoimmune illness
  • Your family’s eating habits

We want our patients to thrive and a fundamental component of optimal health is determined by what we eat.

Supporting Good Nutritional Habits

We believe that good eating habits start early in a child’s life, perhaps even before he/she is born! This is why we want to guide you in all the ways you can nurture a robust and healthy eater from the get-go. As part of our wellness plans we teach you about:

  • How and when to begin feeding your baby
  • The power you have as a parent to influence your child’s taste preferences
  • Recipes to delight the whole family
  • Where and what to fill your pantry with

Our Approach to Nutritional Counseling

GetzWell Pediatrics is guided by the latest nutrition science and functional medicine principles. Some of the basic advice we share with families includes:

  • Limiting processed foods and sticking to a whole foods diet
  • Purchasing organic food whenever possible to prevent exposure to harmful chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides and hormones
  • Cutting out or minimizing processed sugar and eliminating juice
  • Reading labels and avoiding purchases of products with ingredients you can’t pronounce

We encourage an open dialogue and gladly provide links to the science that underscores the importance of these principles.

Open Access Membership

GetzWell Pediatrics is able to offer a wider range of treatments and services that most pediatricians are unable to provide such as:

  • 24/7 access to a pediatrician
  • Office visits that are four times longer than most other practices
  • More treatment options, including alternatives to prescription medication

We believe the proof is in the pudding. GetzWell patients have lower rates of ear infections, common colds, flu, asthma, eczema, allergy, autoimmune illness and childhood obesity compared to local and national averages. GetzWell Pediatrics was ranked the top pediatrician in San Francisco in 2014 and won Silver Pick for 2015’s Parents Pick.

Download this PDF to learn more about open access membership or schedule a meet and greet with one of the dedicated pediatricians at our San Francisco locations, call us today at (415) 826-1701.