Nutritional Services focus on meeting the nutritional needs of the patient, as well as achieving proper growth and development. Our nutritionist provides nutrition education and counseling for multiple medical conditions and works directly with patients and their families to develop a nutrition plan that meets the medical and cultural needs of the family.
Children’s Medical Center is proud to announce we have a registered dietician, Elizabeth Britt, MS, RD, LD, CLC, on staff to help provide weight management and proper infant and adolescent nutrition. Elizabeth “Betsy” Britt primarily works out of our Palm Harbor and Westchase locations. We look forward to her expanding to our other locations in the future.
Betsy completed her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she studied Kinesiology and Health with a concentration in Dietetics. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Georgia in Food and Nutrition while completing her dietetic internship. Her thesis research involved identifying factors that affect fruit and vegetable consumption in college-aged adults. In 2013, she completed training to become a certified lactation counselor. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time at the beach with her daughter and husband.
Whether your child is underweight or overweight, a picky eater, or dealing with an eating disorder, Elizabeth is specially trained to provide help with Issues such as:
- High cholesterol
- Infant transition to solid foods
- Athletic nutrition
- Food allergies
- Eating disorders
- Celiac disease
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Elizabeth “Betsy” evaluates patients for risk and provides full assessments, nutrition counseling, education on specific diets, menu analysis, and calorie counts. She also evaluates adequacy of development and growth. In addition, she provides follow-ups with our patients and their families to make sure that the nutrition plan is achieving the goals they have established.