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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: www.alderhey.nhs.uk/departments/nutrition-and-dietetics/information-for-families/

Who to contact

Website
https://alderhey.nhs.uk/.../nutrition-and-dietetics

Where to go

Name
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Address
Eaton Road
Liverpool
Postcode
L12 2AP

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon - Fri
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes

Local Offer

Description

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: www.alderhey.nhs.uk/departments/nutrition-and-dietetics/information-for-families/

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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