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Regional Growth and Nutrition Program

Our Services

The Regional Growth and Nutrition Program serves infants and children from birth to age six years throughout western Massachusetts, providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for growth and nutrition-related disorders including:

  • Failure to thrive (organic and inorganic)
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Abnormal or inadequate growth patterns
  • Developmental/behavioral disorders affecting nutrition or growth.


Our Providers

Our team includes:

  • Nicole B. Knee, MPH, RD, CLC, LDN, pediatric nutrition specialist
  • Christopher Hayes, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist
  • Stacey MacQueen Pooler, MA OTR/L, occupational therapist


Consultation is provided as needed by:

  • Beth Russell-Smith, MSW, LICSW, Baystate Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Lawrence C. Kaplan, MD ScM, developmental pediatrician and chief, Baystate Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Robert Keder, MD, developmental pediatrician
  • Shannon Kay, PhD, developmental psychologist