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Kristi Thaete, MS, RD, CSP, LD


Current Position: Director, Nutrition Services Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Kristi serves as a Registered Dietitian with a dual focus on clinical leadership and patient care. Her clinical focus continues to be the growth and feeding challenges of infants with cleft lip and palate. Kristi also serves as the Director of Nutrition Services in which she provides oversight to more than 50 registered dietitians on staff as well as all milk preparation activities within the hospital. Kristi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 2002 and a Master of Science degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2007, both in Dietetics.  She served as a Nutrition Support Clinician for 15 years and has been a Certified Specialist in Pediatrics since 2021.