The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Children's Nutrition

Welcome to Children's Nutrition

We provide a comprehensive service to inpatients at Leeds General Infirmary and outpatients at both Leeds General Infirmary and St James’ University Hospital. We treat neonates, infants and children, under the care of paediatric consultants, who have conditions or disorders where dietary intervention and nutritional support can positively affect the outcome of the condition or its effects.

What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians use the most up to date research on food, health and disease and use this to offer practical dietary advice. The term dietitian is a protected title which means we are regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and we adhere to professional code of conduct.

What we do

When children are referred we would:

  • Assess the need for dietary intervention
  • Assess the infant’s/child’s growth and nutritional requirements
  • Ensure that their prescribed diet or feed meets their current needs for growth and development
  • Translate these needs into advice that is understandable and practical for the ward, infant/child and their carers

Medical conditions may cause:

  • Delayed growth
  • Poor oral intake
  • An inability to swallow
  • Increased requirements for energy and nutrients

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Contact us

Normal working hours are between 8.30-5.00, Monday to Friday. There is no on call service.
Contact Extension Numbers:

  • LGI 0113 3923507 / 0113 3926436
  • SJUH 0113 3965188