Nutrition and Dietetics - Paediatrics/children's nutrition

We see children in a range of settings, for example:

  • During hospital stays on the Children's Unit and Special Care Baby Unit
  • In Children's Outpatients
  • In telephone clinics
  • In community clinics
  • In specialist groups

We also offer a home enteral feeding service for children requiring tube feeds.

Children can be referred to the paediatric Dietitian by:

  • Their paediatrician
  • A GP
  • A health visitor
  • A school nurse
  • A specialist nurse

The types of conditions we see include:

  • Food allergies
  • Faltering growth
  • Obesity
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. coeliac disease)

If your child is overweight 

The following programmes, which encourage healthy eating and physical activity, are available for families living in Swindon and Wiltshire.

They are free to attend and you can refer yourself to them:

Swindon

Please see the Alive 'N' Kicking website (www.ank.uk.com).

Wiltshire

Please see the Wiltshire Council website > SHINE (Self-Help, Independence, Nutrition and Exercise) Wiltshire website (www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisureandrecreation/sportphysicalactivity/healthandphysicalactivity.htm).

Further information 

Please see the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk).

For practical healthy lifestyle information please see the Change for Life website (www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx).

If you're unsure about portion sizes for your toddler or you're trying to manage fussy eating, please see the Infant and Toddler Forum website (www.infantandtoddlerforum.org).

For food allergies information please please see the Allergy UK website (www.allergyuk.org).

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