Nutrition and Dietetics
What we do
Dietitians use their knowledge of nutritional science, medicine and social science to provide practical information about food choices for patients. Our dietitians also have knowledge and experience of all feeding methods that can be used to treat patients in hospital.
Some medical conditions mean that patients need to adapt their diet. Dietitians provide dietary advice for patients with specific dietary needs. Dietitians help people to learn about nutrition and apply it to the treatment of their condition. They have training in physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, behaviour change, communication skills and social sciences.
We work closely with catering, nursing, pharmacy and medical teams across the Trust. Dietitians are the experts in nutrition within Leeds Teaching Hospitals and provide nutritional training advice and recommendations to all areas of the Trust.
Julie Leaper, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics