The Paediatric Dietetic team provides a specialist service to children (0 to 18 years, or 25 years for children with an Education, Health Care Plan (EHCP)) 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, for example:

  • Single and multiple food allergies
  • Gastro-intestinal Disease
  • Complex Feeding Difficulties, including children who require home enteral (tube) feeding
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Restrictive diets (fewer than 10 foods or entire food group missing), with or without a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Faltering Growth
  • Obesity (0 to 2 years of age)
  • Nutrient Deficiencies

We are not commissioned to see the following medical conditions:

  • Obesity (except 0 to 2 years of age)
  • Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating
  • Fussy eating or behavioural feeding difficulties
  • ADHD, additive free diets without growth or other nutritional concerns
  • Exclusion diets for lifestyle reasons e.g. vegetarian or vegan diets without growth or other nutritional concerns
  • Metabolic conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis or Phenylketonuria, these children should be seen in a specialist unit by a multidisciplinary team
  • General Healthy Eating Advice unless as part of the above referral criteria
  • Diabetes


Referral Criteria

Referrals are only accepted from Healthcare Professionals.

Dietetics (Children) Contact Details

Phone numbers, fax and email