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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


For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

Patients & Families

News

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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April is Child Safety Month

April 01, 2014
Driscoll Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program team
CORPUS CHRISTI - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age one through 12 years old. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash data, in 2010 almost an average of two children were killed and 325 were injured each day. This fatality rate could be reduced...
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Driscoll patients go to Spurs game courtesy of generous donors

March 28, 2014
WHAT: Five Driscoll Children's Hospital patients and their parents or guardians will gather at the hospital's lobby and depart for San Antonio to see a Spurs game as part of a live auction package purchased at this year's Fiesta de los Niños. Steve and Jessica Johnson of JSJ Services, Inc. have purchased this item...
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Driscoll patients to be treated to Child Life Month celebration

March 10, 2014
March is Child Life Month
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Stripes Child Life Program at Driscoll Children's Hospital will celebrate Child Life Month with a superhero-themed party for in-house patients tomorrow. The sixth annual event is designed to make hospitalization a little more pleasant for children by providing a distraction from their illness and an opportunity...
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12th annual Radiothon will broadcast live from Driscoll Children's Hospital

March 05, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - On Friday, March 7, K-99 (KRYS 99.1 FM) will team up with Driscoll Children's Hospital for the 12th annual Radiothon. The one-day event will be broadcasted live from the main lobby at Driscoll Children's Hospital beginning at 6 a.m. Listeners can tune in to hear patients, parents, physicians and staff share inspirational...
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