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St. Luke's Children's Weight Intervention and Nutrition

Please note:
Our office has moved to the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at 305 E. Jefferson Street in Boise.

Our weight intervention and nutrition clinic evaluates and treats young children who aren't keeping pace with height and/or weight growth rates for their ages, a condition called failure to thrive. Our clinic provider, a dietitian, and a social worker will work to educate, empower, and support you and your family while we monitor your child. 

Failure to thrive can have many causes, and our team will create a customized approach so your child is well supported in growth and development.

We see patients on the first, second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Referrals are required.

Providers

  • Pediatrics

    Biography

    Matthew Cox, MD serves as medical director of St. Luke's Children at Risk Evaluation Services (CARES). His primary practice involves the medical evaluation of children suspected of being victims of possible physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Nutritional Counseling for Children

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling for Adults

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Nutritional Counseling for Children

    Biography

    Melissa Wallinga, MS, RD, CSP, LD is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition. Her focus is on inpatient pediatric critical care nutrition and failure to thrive. She has also completed a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management and has experience working with both youth and collegiate athletes. 

    Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Northwestern College and her master's degree in nutrition and exercise from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has conducted research on both school-based childhood obesity prevention programming and nutrition knowledge and nutrient intake of NCAA athletes.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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