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Children's Dietetics Service

Children's Dietetics Service

Service Outline

The department comprises of dietitians, dietetic assistants, a nutrition support nurse and administration team.

Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. All dietitians are registered and regulated by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices (British Dietetic Association (BDA)).

Our Services

Our Nutrition and Dietetic service offers patient assessment, care planning and treatment in a variety of areas. On your placement you may be involved with any of the following areas:

  • Nutrition support
  • Weight Management
  • Faltering Growth
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal problems: Inflammatory bowel disease e.g. Crohn’s disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, Pancreatitis - acute and chronic, Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Artificial feeding
  • Feeding difficulties (Paediatrics)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bran flakes, blueberries and raspberries

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