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Children's Nutrition and Dietetic Service

Our Children’s Nutrition and Dietetic Service is a citywide service supporting children, aged 0-16 years (19 for learning disabilities), with a wide range of nutrition and health problems including:

  • Food intolerance or allergy
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Nutrition assessment e.g. for iron deficiency
  • Assessment of restricted diets/eating problems  
  • Nutrition support including tube feeding

Individualised nutritional care plans including, those for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are devised and agreed by discussion with the patient and/or their carers as appropriate.

We also work in multi-disciplinary teams with Children’s Paediatric Clinics, Child Development Clinics, SILC’s and the Children's Growth and Nutrition Service.

The service is provided by registered dietitians, dietetic assistants and administration staff.


Referral

We accept referrals from GPs, community paediatricians, school nurses, specialist nurses, health visitors, and allied health professionals (AHPs).

On referral, the service will offer a consultation at a local clinic, school or nursery. The dietitian works with the family to identify the changes that are needed and supports the child and carers by providing practical and accurate information.

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.