Johns Hopkins All Children's nutritional services provide comprehensive counseling for children who meet criteria for the ketogenic diet.
The ketogenic diet consists of a high fat, low carbohydrate, adequate protein diet used as a treatment for intractable seizures and other various neurological and metabolic disorders.
Johns Hopkins All Children's nutritional services provide a complete nutritional plan formulated specifically for each child incorporating all aspects of the child's previous diet and lifestyle to provide optimal success for the meal plan. This includes analyzing lab work and monitoring vitamin and mineral status with counseling appointments as often as necessary. The ketogenic dietitian works closely with the neurologist or referring physician to insure the best care and optimal results for the diet are achieved.