Good nutrition is essential during childhood, as it is a time of rapid growth, development and activity. This is also a vital time for healthy tooth development and prevention of decay. General eating habits and patterns are formed in the first few years of life.
A paediatric dietitian can support your child at any age from very premature babies to teenagers. If your child isn’t growing well, has difficulty feeding, or has special diet needs, a paediatric dietitian may be able to help. They support both children and their families where nutrition and special diets can be part of their treatment, including allergies, fussy eating and cancer. In addition, a gastrointestinal disorder can limit your child’s ability to have the variety of food and nutrients needed.
Our experienced paediatric dietitian, who works at a world-renowned children’s hospital in London, can support infants and children with a variety of medical conditions including diarrhoea, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, food intolerances, sensitivities, allergies, and coeliac disease, as well as iron deficiency anaemia and poor growth. They also have experience working with babies and children undergoing a stem cell transplant, chemotherapy treatment, and with those with severe immunodeficiencies.
The goal is to help your child enjoy food, and empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to instil positive feeding, diet and nutrition foundations for life. Our paediatric dietitian can optimise a child’s nutrition at any key stage of development, so get in touch if you’d like to book a consultation!