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

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

  • Biography

    Jenna Gere, PNP, MN, BSN, MHS is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She specializes in pediatrics with a focus on prevention of child abuse and maltreatment. 

    Jenna earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boise State University and a master’s degree in nursing from Oregon Health and Science University, specializing in pediatric primary care. Prior to obtaining her advanced practice nursing degree, she worked as a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Children's Hospital and in the outpatient Children’s Specialty Center. Before her nursing career, she obtained a master’s degree in health science with a health promotion emphasis.

    Jenna is a Boise native and enjoys spending time with her son, husband, and extended family. Her hobbies include cheering on BSU sports, spending time outside in the North End, riding bikes and taking walks with her family.

    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.

  • Nutrition Services for Children

    Biography

    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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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Sign up for a myChart account today!

With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!