Children's Nutrition and Dietetics
Welcome to Leeds Children’s Nutrition and Dietetics Service
We are a growing team of over 20 children’s dietitians, four dietetic assistants and two secretarial staff. We provide individual, patient-centred nutrition and feeding advice to neonates, infants and children under the care of consultants at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) and St James’ University Hospital (SJUH). Our roles are diverse and we work in a number of clinical areas and specialities. Find out more about What We Do.
On admission to Leeds Children’s Hospital, every child undergoes nutritional screening (assessment of height, weight, dietary intake and clinical condition) which helps to determine whether they need to be seen by a dietitian.
Illness can sometimes cause poor oral intake and an increased requirement for energy and nutrients. It is our job to maximise nutritional status to aid recovery and ensure optimal growth and development.
We hold dietetic outpatient clinics for children who need longer term dietary support. We also participate in specialist clinics alongside other members of the multidisciplinary team. Food allergies, feeding difficulties and certain medical conditions may require input from a dietitian who is able to specifically tailor a diet to the child's individual lifestyle and clinical needs.
Cystic fibrosis clinics take place on ward L30 and diabetes clinics in the Multispeciality Outpatients Building, SJUH. All other children's outpatient clinics are held in Martin Wing, LGI.