Meet Your Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Team

Meet Your Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Team

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Staffed by registered dietitian nutritionists, Clinical Nutrition follows every patient treated by Children's Health throughout the continuum of care – during admission for an acute illness, after hospitalization in a follow-up clinic and via outpatient referral for nutritional counseling.

The department provides services seven days a week and on-call pager support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The dietitians spent more than 30,000 hours per year caring for patients.

Denon Stacy, M.S., R.D. C.S.P., L.D.

Denon Stacy received her Masters of Science from the University of Central Arkansas, completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System and earned her Bachelor of Science at Louisiana State University. She has loved science and teaching since she was a kid.

Today as a dietitian, she gets to do both, teaching kids and families how healthy eating impacts their health. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking and reading.


Melissa Alanis M.S., R.D./L.D.

Melissa Alanis received her Masters of Science from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of the Incarnate Word, and earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas in Austin. Growing up with family members who improved their health with nutrition, Melissa knew at a young age food was a key component of health.

Today as a dietitian, she loves teaching families how food can help prevent illnesses. When she’s not a work, she enjoys staying active with her family – biking with her parents, playing basketball with her fiancé or throwing the football around with her sister.

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