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Nutritional Counseling for Children

Kids have dietary needs and concerns too. St. Luke's registered dietitians can help your child with problems like weight management, malnutrition, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, eating disorders, and managing an appropriate diet for certain genetic conditions.

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    Laura Boquette, RD is a board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition, supporting St. Luke's pediatric gastroenterology, neurology, and genetics and metabolic clinics, with primary focus in pediatric nephrology and hypertension. She believes in a balanced and family-centered approach to improving nutrition in children with chronic illness. She serves as the clinical nutrition manager for St. Luke's Children's. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Laura worked as a renal dietitian supporting both adults and children on dialysis.

    Laura is a member of Pediatric Renal Dietitians of North America (PRONA) and was a contributing author to the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Pocket Guide published by PRONA. She graduated from Wayne State University’s coordinated dietetic program and completed her internship in Detroit, MI. She completed training in managing a ketogenic diet for epilepsy through the University of Michigan CS Mott Children’s Ketogenic Diet Practicum.

    In her free time. Laura enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking.

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    Joanna M. Bork RD, LD specializes in working with infants and children with short bowel syndrome. She enjoys personalizing nutrition regimens and is passionate about helping to improve her patients' quality of life.

    Joanna has a wide range of experience, including neonatal nutrition, pediatric nutrition, failure to thrive, nutrition support and outpatient counseling for a variety of nutritional needs. Initially hired as an adult inpatient dietitian, she soon realized her true love was providing nutritional assistance to younger patients. During her time at St. Luke's, she has served pediatric, PICU and NICU patients, and implemented dietetic services in our NICU.

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    Brenda Bourn, RDN, LD, CDCES is dietitian and certified diabetes care education specialist with particular expertise in working with pediatric patients. She is a certified pump trainer for all insulin pumps and also provides training on continuous glucose monitoring.

    Brenda earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Idaho and a master’s degree from University of Phoenix. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis. 

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    Krista Brown, RD, CSP, LD is a registered dietitian and nutritionist. She is board certified in pediatric nutrition and a certified ModuLife expert for the Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet. In addition to general pediatric nutrition, Krista specializes in eating disorders and gastrointestinal diseases, including but not limited to the FODMAP diet, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, food allergies, and enteral nutrition.

    Krista earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from University of Idaho. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, cooking, being outdoors and spending time with her family.

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    Sarah M.C. Brunelle, RD, CNSC, LD is a registered dietitian, board certified in nutrition support. Her focus is in neonatal intensive care and infant nutrition. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Sarah has worked in sports nutrition, adult and pediatric acute clinical care, and community nutrition to educate pregnant and breastfeeding women about proper nutrition. 

    Sarah earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics at Idaho State University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.

    In her free time, Sarah enjoys running and hiking with her dog, skiing, and exploring Idaho with friends. 

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    Alyssa Gallagher, RD is a certified diabetes educator with special interests in prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and diabetes during pregnancy. She has particular expertise in low carb nutrition, weight management, and prenatal nutrition. Alyssa likes working with her patients to make lifelong, sustainable changes to help prevent and treat medical conditions.

    In addition to seeing patients, Alyssa is a preceptor for dietetic interns at Idaho State University.

    Alyssa earned bachelor's degrees in education from Western Oregon University and in nutrition from Oregon State University. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, snowshoeing, or biking with her family.

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    Kimberly Schmidt RD, CSP, LD is board certified in pediatric nutrition. She is the metabolic dietitian with St. Luke’s Clinic – Genetic and Metabolic and oversees the PKU program for the state of Idaho. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Kimberly worked as a renal dietitian at DaVita. 

    Kimberly graduated from Washington State University's coordinated program in dietetics, completing her internship in Tacoma, Washington. 

    In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, skiing and spending time with her family and friends. 

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    Sarah Seppa, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian and is certified as a diabetes educator by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. She specializes in diabetes, prediabetes, and eating disorders, but she also sees patients with a wide variety of nutrition concerns.

    Sarah earned her master's degree in nutrition science from Bastyr University and completed her dietetic internship from the University of Houston. 

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    Shannon Stamper, RD is a registered dietitian serving both children and adults, with special focus in pediatric nutrition, healthy weight gain, and cystic fibrosis. She is passionate about improving body image and increasing motivation for physical activity using bioelectrical impedance analysis. For her cystic fibrosis patients, Shannon develops clear and concise plans based on her patients' unique dietary needs and provides additional advocacy and support as an active member of the St. Luke's Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho's patient and family advisory board (PFAB).

    Shannon earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics from Oregon State University and completed her dietetic internship and Idaho State University's Meridian Health Science Center. 

    In her free time, she likes spending time with the important people in her life, fixing up her home, watching Netflix, hiking, and exploring Idaho.

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    Melissa Wallinga, MS, RD, CSPCC, LD is a board certified specialist in pediatric critical care nutrition. Her focus is on inpatient pediatric critical care nutrition and malnutrition. 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 is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical nutrition at Rutgers University. She 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.

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Classes & Events

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    Monday, Apr 19, 2021 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
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    $10.00, Registration Required

    Learn how to make more room on your plate for foods-as-grown and minimize highly processed and excessive animal foods.

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    Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
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    We will discuss the role of lifestyle as medicine in preventing, treating, and possibly even reversing common chronic diseases.

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    Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
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    In this class, we will review and discuss the various aspects of your environment and explores ways to promote and encourage healthy eating habits.&nbsp;<br />

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    Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
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    Learn about the difference in calorie density and volume of food and how this can benefit overall health and baseline weight.