Optimal Kids

Improve your child’s behavior, learning and mood through lifestyle and dietary modifications along with proper nutrient supplementation. The Optimal Kids program is designed to help children with a wide variety of health needs.

Our approach investigates the root cause for children who are suffering from behavior, digestive, learning, anxiety, depression or a variety of health issues. Optimal Kids is designed for parents and loved ones who want to avoid medication while still improving the child’s day to day life.

Children and parents will meet with a Riordan Clinic doctor for five sessions over a three month period.
A detail history will be taken, nutrient lab evaluation done, diet and lifestyle issues will be addressed and attendance at the Food as Medicine course is included.

Who would benefit from this program?

Children dealing with, but not limited to, the following issues:

Poor concentrationPoor focus and memoryDevelopmental delays
ADD/ADHDHyperactivityPoor sleep habits
Digestive complaintsHeadachesFood sensitivities
Asthma and allergiesDepressionAnxiety


Read more about the topic of Optimal Kids in Dr Anne’s article, Optimal Kids. This article can also be found in the August 2015 issue of our Health Hunters newsletter. You can also watch the one hour video lecture titled “Optimal Kids”  on our YouTube channel.


  • Detailed health history, physical, goal setting with doctor. Lab collected via urine (see description below).*
  • Diet and lifestyle changes.
    • All new patients will receive a flash drive with a recording of the Food as Medicine course as well as a digital copy of the text book.
  • Lab Review and supplement recommendations.
  • Follow up, review goals.
  • Review goals, set plan of action.

We suggest an additional follow up appointment be scheduled six months after appointment five to check progress.

Over the course of the program it will be important to implement the nutrition and lifestyle changes, supplement recommendations, follow-up appointments and clinic services that your child’s treatment plan outlines. By taking an active role in his or her recovery, you will understand the systemic causes of the illness or health concerns better, thus enacting a positive impact on health. Because of this approach we ask that all children go through the Optimal Kids program in order to be established as a patient at the Riordan Clinic.

Nutrient Lab Evaluation

Lab tests included:

  • Mineral Levels: zinc, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum
  • Anti-Oxidants: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, CoQ10
  • B Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12
  • Organic Acids: will help to identify neurotransmitter imbalances, dysbiosis, Candida overgrowth, need for pancreatic enzymes and mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • Amino Acids

Tests listed above are collected via urine.
*Additional lab testing might be warranted, depending on the clinical discretion of the doctor. These additional tests may be collected via blood or stool depending on the specific test protocol.

Program Cost

The cost of the Optimal Kids Program is $1,680 includes the appointments and lab evaluation listed above. Additional lab testing, services or appointments might be warranted, depending on the clinical discretion of the doctor. It is not uncommon for the doctors to request that food sensitivity testing be done, which is at an additional cost. But they will address this with you at your appointments.

Needs-based scholarships are available to families upon application and acceptance.  If you would like to fill out an application for a possible scholarship for the Optimal Kids Program, please submit the form HERE.


If you are interested in the Optimal Kids Program and wish to set up your child’s first appointment please call 316.682.3100 to speak with our New Patient Coordinator. You can also use the form below.

Have more questions?

Doctor Call Times give potential patients the opportunity to call in and speak with one of the Riordan Clinic doctors.  To join the call, dial 1-800-567-5900 and use access code #2571701. For more information about Dr Call Times, please click HERE.

Meet Your Team

Anne Zauderer, DC

Wichita Campus

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Jennifer Mead, ND

Wichita Campus

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Dustin Moffitt, ND

Hays Campus

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Let’s Get Started! Request An Appointment:

To request an appointment, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch about appointment times and dates. We look forward to meeting you!

    To view New Patient Programs please visit: https://riordanclinic.org/new-patient-packages/