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MAXLOVE PROJECT'S GOLD HEART AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN FAMILY THRIVERSHIP

Caroline Steele, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC, FAND

Caroline Steele is the Director of Clinical Nutrition and Lactation at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  Caroline is a pediatric registered dietitian with over 26 years of experience.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.  Caroline has many professional publications and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics including breastmilk and formula handling, parenteral nutrition, and malnutrition documentation.  She is also the co-editor and an author of the 2019 3rd edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ publication Infant and Pediatric Feedings:  Guidelines for Breastmilk and Formula Preparation in Health Care Facilities and was an author in the 2nd edition of the publication.   

Caroline has received several professional awards including:

  • Washington State Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Research in 2003

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatology Award for Research Excellence in 2007

  • Washington State Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in 2008

  • Children’s Hospital Association Pediatric Quality Award Finalist in 2016

  • ASPEN Abstract of Distinction in 2016

  • HIMSS Award for use of healthcare IT to improve patient safety in 2017 

 

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