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Paediatric Dietetics

What do we do?

Dietitians are involved in supporting children with a wide variety of childhood conditions helping them achieve their potential for growth and development through nutrition support and dietary change.

There are a wide variety of diseases and conditions that may require referral to a dietitian. In general this is because they result one or a combination of the following:

  • Poor weight gain and growth
  • Higher than normal requirement for food and nutrition
  • Conditions which cause poor digestion of food
  • Conditions requiring changes to food intake, for example diabetes, food allergies, coeliac disease and inherited metabolic diseases
  • Children who have difficulties eating and drinking food and will require tube feeding
  • Children who need intravenous feeding

Service Contact Details

Based at Alder Hey hospital, referrals are for children under the care of a Consultant only.

Frequently asked questions on dietetics and nutrition and other sources of related information can be found at:

Who to contact


Where to go

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Eaton Road
L12 2AP

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
Early Years (0 to 5)
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