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?
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
- Referral required