Katherine Bennett, RD, MPH, CLEC

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Katherine Bennett

Clinical Dietitian IV

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Katherine Bennett has over 18 years of experience in the field of pediatric nutrition, ranging from working with premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit to now working in the outpatient setting for the CHOC Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from the University of Tucson in Arizona, her dietetic internship at the University of Virginia, and her Masters Degree in Public Health from UCLA. She excels in providing individualized nutrition care to a wide age range of children, from infants to adolescents, as well as for a varied range of conditions from inflammatory bowel disease to specialized nutrition support for children with special needs. Katherines main passion however is blenderized tube feeding. She has initiated and provided support to hundreds of CHOC families on blenderized tube feeding diets, including starting CHOCs first Blenderized Diet Support Group for patients and families. Furthermore, Katherine is currently the principal investigator on a CHOC IRB approved study examining the influence of formula and blenderized diet tube feedings on the gastrointestinal microbiome. Katherine is also a speaker and an author on both the local and national level on blenderized tube feeding.


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