The Paediatric Dietetic team provides a service to children (0 to 18 years, or 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

Referral Criteria

Referrals are only accepted from Healthcare Professionals.