MD, FAAP, Pediatric-Gastroenterology MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER

WEforum Health and Wellness Conference 2016

DR. TINA S RAKITT – MD, FAAP, Pediatric-Gastroenterology

Monmouth Medical Center

You Are What You Eat! Role of Nutrition in Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 20th 10:00-10:45 AM – Promenade 1


This panel will discuss the issue of nutrition as it relates to children.  Foods that children should avoid. How to get your child to make, eat and enjoy healthy foods. The importance of parents in selecting their children’s diet.


  • The learner will be able to explain the expert panel’s discussion of the importance of nutrition as it relates to children.
  • The learner will be able to discuss foods that children should avoid and how to get your child to make, eat and enjoy heathy foods.



Board certified both in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, Dr. Tina Rakitt earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Cornell University and her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in general pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).

Dr. Rakitt is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rakitt is an active researcher and is currently involved in research on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and is participating in the PROKIDS network, a collaborative pediatric IBD research consortium. She has also authored books on irritable bowel syndrome and gluten-related disorders and has published articles in peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Surgical Endoscopy and The Breast Journal.

Dr. Rakitt’s particular clinical interests include celiac disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, dysphagia, pancreatitis, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis).