Kids dietetics

Paediatric dietitians treat children from age 0-19 years. We can assist with the nutritional aspects of the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Early years’ nutrition
  • Eczema
  • Faltering Growth
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Intolerance:
    • Fussy Eaters
    • Healthy eating and dietary assessment
    • Home enteral feeding
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Migraine
    • Obesity/Weight Management
    • Teenage nutrition
    • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
    • Weaning and infant nutrition

What to expect from your child’s dietetics appointment:

Once your appointment has been booked your Dietitian will provide you with a food and drink diary. You will be asked to complete this and bring it with you to the first appointment, along with your child’s ‘red book’ (Personal Health Record).

Your initial appointment will last up to an hour during which the Dietitian will complete an initial assessment and provide advice based on your child’s condition. They will also weigh and measure your child.

The Dietitian may want to review progress following this initial assessment and will agree this with you at the end of your initial appointment. They will send a report to your GP or other referrer, as well as a copy to you.

If the Dietitian has made a plan to review your child again in clinic, you will be asked to arrange your next appointment with the staff on reception that day. Your follow-up appointment will last 30 minutes. The Dietitian will take your child’s measurements again and review their progress, working with you to adapt their plan accordingly.

Alexia Dempsey and Clare Thornton-Wood is our practitioner specialising in this therapy.