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.
Dietitians translate current research on food, health and disease into practical guidance to help children, young people and their families to make the right choices.
This assessment and advice must be provided by a suitably qualified person in order 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
Children can be referred to Dietetics by your GP, Consultant Paediatrician or other medical professionals.
For guidance on how to make a referral to the service please click here.