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Listed below are recipes for mixing store-brand formula, providing approximately the number of calories per ounce. These recipes can be used for all formula types. For 20 calories per ounce, use the recipe on the formula package.

The Department of Nutrition Services exists to provide care for inpatients and outpatients; nutrition education for staff, community and Students In Health Care; and nutrition research.

What we do

Work performed by staff must conform to at least the following:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Standards of Care

  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Kansas State Regulations

  • Missouri State Regulations


Work performed by research staff must conform to at least the following:

  • Good clinical practices

  • Sponsor standard operating procedures

  • Children's Mercy research standard operating procedures

Lactation room

Children's Mercy provides a lactation room for mothers to use to express their breast milk. The room is available to all breastfeeding mothers with children at Children's Mercy and it is located in the Intensive Care Nursery.

The room consists of three stations, each equipped with a Medela Classic electric breast pump and a privacy curtain, bottled drinking water for breastfeeding mothers, cleaning facilities for breast pump tubing, and sterile bottles with pre-printed labels for those babies admitted to the Intensive Care Nursery. Educational resources related to breastfeeding are available as well as Lactation Consultants to assist mothers with expressing breast milk and any questions or concerns related to breastfeeding.

Clinical Services

Nutrition is key in the health and wellness of our patients.  Dietitians and staff provide comprehensive nutrition assessments and develop an individual care plan appropriate for each child.  We focus on helping patients manage their medical conditions, grow well, and develop healthy nutrition and eating habits.  We have over 50 dietitians - all licensed in Kansas, Missouri and registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration - who provide highly specialized care to each patient.

Inpatient and outpatient services

In addition to providing comprehensive care to patients at Children's Mercy Hospital Adele Hall Campus and Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas, our dietitians also see patients at the following clinic locations: 5520 College Boulevard, Children's Mercy Clinics on Broadway, Children's Mercy Northland, and Vibrant Health, Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic. Our diabetes team also see patients at Children's Mercy East and provides outreach services in Joplin, Springfield, St. Joseph, Junction City, Pittsburgh, Parsons and Salina.  We are excited to see patients for select conditions via Telemedicine from Wichita, Joplin and St. Joseph.


Outpatient request for consultation process

All patients will be scheduled after a request for consultation has been received from a physician. For questions, please contact (816) 234-3468.


Outpatient nutrition clinic


Contact information

Scheduling Nutrition Clinic Visits:
(816) 234-3468

Department Director: 
Kristi Thaete, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
(816) 983-6727

Office Manager:
Kim Strickland
(816) 234-3989

Medical Director:
Julia Bracken, MD



The Department of Nutrition Services is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.