Dr. Mitchell Katz, a CHOC Children’s pediatric gastroenterologist, recently appeared on the radio program “Good Food” on KCRW to offer insight into the challenges parents face when their child can’t or won’t eat.
Dr. Katz is the director of CHOC’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program and pediatric GI lab services.
CHOC’s multidisciplinary feeding program is one of only a handful of specialty feeding programs in the United States to offer comprehensive outpatient consultation and inpatient programs.
Children under evaluation and treatment for feeding disorders at CHOC have typically failed outpatient feeding therapy and have either a feeding tube or at risk for a feeding tube. Patients can have a range of medical problems, or difficult behaviors that make meal times a struggle. The program receives referrals from throughout the country.
Listen to Dr. Katz’s insight below: