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What we do

The Dietetics department works with children and their families who have a condition where nutrition and special diets can be used as treatment.

Many of these conditions result in:

  • Growth concens
  • poor oral intake
  • Swallow concerns
  • Altered requirements for energy (calories) and nutrients

Children referred to us are assessed to identify the most appropriate dietary management. A dietary treatment plan will be recommend and include advice on how to carry this out at home. Dietitians will also monitor your child's growth and development, ensuring that the dietary management plan is meeting their needs. We work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team in the hospital as well as updating GPs, health visitors, school nurses and other health workers who can help support you once you are at home.

See the Clinical specialities tab for more information on what we do.

Dietitians are the only qualified and regulated health professionals with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems for both individuals and the wider public. We work with you to identify practical guidance that will help you to manage your dietary health (British Dietetic Association).

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