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Dietetics - Paediatrics

Team lead - Rachel Lomax

Our paediatric dietetic service provides comprehensive dietetic assessments, treatment and monitoring in acute, community and outpatient settings. We see children with various conditions and nutritional needs including:


• Food allergy/intolerance

• Weight management

• Faltering growth

• Restricted diets

• Cystic fibrosis

• Gastrointestinal problems

• Eating disorders

• Neuromuscular conditions

• Nutrient deficiencies

• Nutrition support (tube feeding)


We work closely with schools, parents, GPs, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, children's nursing teams, school nurses, health visitors and social care professionals to maximise the nutritional status, growth and development of the children that we care for, and to minimise any disease related complications.

Paediatric Diabetes

The dietitians working in Paediatric Diabetes work very closely with the Paediatric Diabetes Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) to support and educate families, young people & children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes up to 19 years old. We are involved in insulin pump starts and pump clinics, insulin pen clinics, dietetic review clinics, home visits and seeing newly diagnosed children and young people with diabetes.

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