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Nutrition


Providing adequate and proper nutrition for your growing child is fundamental for normal growth and development. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding age-specific nutritional tips, for which we have provided a brief overview in the Important Information box.

This section was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

This page contains links to other World Wide Web sites with information about growth and development. We hope you find these sites helpful, but please remember we do not control or endorse the information presented on these Web sites, nor do these sites endorse the information contained here.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngologists
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

National Eye Institute
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
National Library of Medicine
National Mental Health Association
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
3533 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

(361) 694-5000
(800) DCH-LOVE or (800) 324-5683


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(800) 735-2989

Patients & Families

News

Once-fragile preemies and their families reconnect with Driscoll staff at NICU Reunion

October 13, 2014
DSC_0448 Infants in Driscoll Children's Hospital's...
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Hospital's patients to have signing for Christmas book they created

October 13, 2014
Allison Shaffer is a burgeoning young writer, but she already knows the key to being a great author - create stories that come from personal experience. That's what the 17-year-old former Driscoll Children's Hospital patient did when she wrote "Tiny, The Small Christmas Tree," a Christmas book written by Shaffer and illustrated by...
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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

May 05, 2014
Remember to always wear your helmet!
CORPUS CHRISTI - According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more children ages 5 -14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle related injuries than with any other sport, many are head injuries. It is important to keep your head safe and always wear a helmet when participating in a wheeled sport. Here are some tips from...
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Driscoll's kidney transplant recipients come from all over South Texas for annual Reunion

April 28, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Saturday, Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate seven years of renal transplants with patients and their families at the annual Transplant Reunion. For nearly 10 years, Driscoll's Kidney Center has offered comprehensive kidney care to the children of South Texas, including transplantation, general nephrology...
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Driscoll's Teddy Bear Hospital is a chance for patients to be the doctors

April 08, 2014
WHAT: Patients will be the doctors tomorrow during a Teddy Bear Hospital organized by the Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital. The event allows children to become more familiar with the medical equipment and procedures involved in their treatment. They'll choose their teddy bear, give it a...
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