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Janette Skaar, RD, CSP, CNSC

Medical Advisor

Janette Skaar is a metabolic dietitian at CHOC-Children’s Health of Orange County, in Orange, CA. Janette specializes in medical nutrition therapy for inborn errors of metabolism, including homocystinuria and other methylation defects. She holds a Bachelor’ s degree from the University of Iowa with a major in Food and Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Janette began her clinical nutrition career in 1984 as a registered dietitian at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where she was introduced to metabolic disorders and was the primary dietitian in the PKU clinic.

In 2003, Janette went on to specialize in nutrition support in neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care at CHOC. In 2016, she had the opportunity to join the metabolic team at CHOC, returning to her passion for working with and treating metabolic patients, both as in-patients during critical illness and in the outpatient setting. In coordination with the metabolic team at CHOC, Janette focuses on tailoring nutrition plans for individuals and partnering with their parents and caregivers to help them achieve optimal metabolic control. Janette is also involved in metabolic research studies where CHOC is a participating enrollment site.

Janette has enjoyed supporting HCU Network America by joining in their virtual fundraising races, most recently HCU Race for Research!