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*Children's Dietetics - South Staffordshire

The Paediatric Dietetic team provides a service to children (0-18 years, 19 for children attending special schools) and their families with a wide range of special dietary needs in the community across South Staffordshire. Paediatric Dietitians use the most up-to-date research on food and nutrition in health and disease, and translate this into practical and understandable dietary treatment for clients and families to follow on a day to day basis. This includes children struggling to gain weight, allergic to foods or needing to be fed artificially. 

The Paediatric Dietitians provide a specialist dietetic service to infants and children with a wide range of medical conditions, some examples are listed below:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Single and multiple food allergies
  • Gastro-intestinal Disease
  • Complex Feeding Difficulties – including children who require home enteral (tube) feeding
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder with restrictive diet
  • Faltering Growth

Who can use our service?

South Staffordshire

The service is available to children and young people aged 0-18 years, 19 for children attending special schools, who are registered with a GP in South Staffordshire who need support with a wide range of special dietary needs.

Are there any costs?

There are no costs.

How do I refer?

Referrals will only be accepted for children and young people registered with a GP in Staffordshire.

Referrals are only accepted from health care professionals which include but are not exclusive to:

  • General Practitioners
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • Acute and Community Paediatric health services
  • Allied Healthcare Professionals

Who to contact

Contact Name
Children's Dietetics

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Last updated: 12 May 2020
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