13 indications for a medically prescribed diet

Mary Beth Nierengarten, MA

Mary Beth Nierengarten is a freelance medical writer with over 25 years of experience. Her work appears regularly in a number of print and online publications.

A balanced diet is the cornerstone of lifelong physical and mental health. However, some children may have conditions that require a medically prescribed diet. Here’s a look at the medical indications and potential complications for some of them.

For more on special diets in children, check out Special diets and supplements: Do’s and don’ts for children.