Dietetics

Community Dietetics Service

The Community Dietetics Service provides nutritional management for children and young people referred with clinical conditions and helps prevent further complications. Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.

Who is this service for?

  • Children up to 18 years.

  • Children registered with a Sutton GP.

Children and young people who are overweight or obese who require a specific programme incorporating dietary advice, weight management and exercise programmes, or for those presenting with an eating disorder may be excluded.

Our service

The children’s dietitian provides support to children requiring nutritional support, faltering growth, food allergies, complex needs, home enteral feeding, fussy eating, autism, nutritional deficiencies, constipation, coeliac disease and other dietary and feeding difficulties. Children and young people who are overweight, obese, diabetic, with an eating disorder or more specialist dietetics condition will be referred to an appropriate service and may be excluded from this service.

How can my child get this service?

If you think your child will benefit from seeing the children’s dietitian you should first speak to your GP or hospital consultant. They may refer you to us for an appointment to assess your child’s need. Referrals are accepted from your GP, paediatric consultant, health visitor, school nurse and other allied healthcare professionals.

Where will my child receive this service?

The service operates from Green Wrythe Lane Clinic in Carshalton. Children with very complex health needs may be visited at home. Regular dietetics clinics are held at Sherwood Park School in Sutton.

www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/home
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/WeaningYourChild
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/healthyeatingchildren
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/CowsMilkAllergyChildren.pdf
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/FruitVeg.pdf
www.allergyuk.org
www.coeliac.org.uk
www.nhs.uk
www.nhs.uk/change4life
www.healthystart.nhs.uk

Dietitian

Paediatric dietitians work with children and their families to assess and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual level. Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. They translate this information into practical guidance to enable people to make the right lifestyle and food choices for them. We see children with a range of nutritional needs.