Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey


Dietitians work with infants, children, young people, and their parents/carers to diagnose and treat a wide range of dietary and nutritional problems.  

This assessment and advice must be provided by a suitably qualified person to safely support growth and development at this vulnerable time. All dietitians are regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). They publish a register of dietitians and other health professionals who meet their standards. Only those on the register can call themselves dietitians.

Dietetic therapy aims to support the best growth and development, improve/manage symptoms, and achieve the best nutrition. 

Dietitians' work includes:

  • Working with people with special dietary needs
  • Informing the general public about nutrition
  • Offering advice about the food we eat
  • Managing diabetes
  • Evaluating and improving treatments
  • Educating patients/clients, other healthcare professionals, and community groups promoting good healthy living
  • Kidney disease
  • Food allergies
  • Eating disorders
  • Weight management advice
  • Coeliac disease management
  • Cystic fibrosis support
  • Tube feeding

 How to contact the team

Dietetics  Contact number


01904 725269

Referring to the service

Children can be referred to dietetics by their GP, Consultant Paediatrician, or other medical professionals.

Click here for a referral form.

Please email completed referral forms to