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Deborah L. Horner ...
Deborah L. Horner RD,LD
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Patients from Ohio and Michigan have been invited - "since Toledo has a much better zoo," said Deb Horner, a dietician at Children's Mercy Hospital, in a June 27 e-mail to Toledo Free Press.
The formula smells and tastes bad, Horner
In recent years, the formula has become available in other forms, such as bars and drink pouches, which are easier to stomach, Horner
Protein intake must be monitored carefully, and Horner
said parents she's
worked with have been "right on top of it."
"They measure the food.
They weigh the food in grams," she
PKU patients and their parents work closely with a dietician, making sure phe levels are balanced.
Several factors, including growth spurts, regular exercise, puberty and pregnancy, can affect a person's tolerance for phe.
"It's a real balancing act," Horner
"I work with kids with diabetes all the time, and I say, 'You want to see a tough diet … [PKU] is way tough,'" Horner
"These kids don't taste meat.
Their parents don't let them ever taste meat," she
said it's easier to deal with PKU when patients are young and their parents have more control over their diet.
"You go through adolescence, you don't want to be different," she
"There were many undiagnosed persons who were institutionalized," Horner
following a young woman with PKU who was adopted.
The woman's biological mother was not strict about the diet, and consequently the woman is severely mentally impaired.
"When you think about brain development for the first two years of life … this gal, she
would have been a normal child had her
mother followed the diet," Horner
If PKU patients leave the diet, their IQs can lower significantly, Horner
People with PKU are significantly less likely to finish high school and more likely to have menial jobs or go to prison.
"We're not talking 'you want to lose some vanity pounds,'" she
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Such proteins look good to Deb Horner, a dietitian with Mercy Children's Hospital.
Foods with lots of fiber - such as a piece of fruit or whole grains such as oatmeal - are digested more slowly and give kids energy throughout the morning.
"Juice and cereal don't get that," she
said, why they dominate school breakfast menus, which seldom thrill her
...That should be an improvement because almost any food children eat for breakfast is better than eating nothing or only a little bit, Ms. Horner, the dietitian, said.
And McKayla, who typically consumed only juice and crackers during her
long morning, was getting a lot more morning nutrition than some of her
classmates who tried the school breakfast last week.
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The center is staffed by Heather Coggins, M.P.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E. and Debbie Horner, R.D, L.D.
"We tell our clients that there is no magic bullet for weight loss," said Horner
"It's all about changes in behavior.
We teach people about nutrition and how to make healthy choices.
We emphasize moderation and balance."
sees herself as a coach when it comes to providing encouragement to her
One of her
patients is a woman who lost 40 pounds following medical weight loss surgery.
was motivated to have the surgery and lose the weight so she
could come off her
blood pressure medication," said Horner