Children's dietetics

The Community Dietetics Service provides nutritional management for patients referred with clinical conditions and helps prevent further complications.

What is the aim of the service?

The service supports patients and carers to achieve agreed nutritional related goals. This is a targeted and specialist service to children and young people who require specialist input to meet their nutritional requirements.

Dieticians assess and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual level to enable children and their families to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. We see children with a range of nutritional needs. The service operates from Green Wrythe Lane Clinic in Carshalton. Children with very complex health needs may be visited at home. Regular dietetics clinics are held at Sherwood Park school in Sutton.

Objective of the service

To provide a specialist dietetic service with individual tailored advice and supportive literature to assist meeting the child’s health needs and encourage age appropriate growth and development.

Inclusion criteria

  • 0-18 years 
  • Registered with a Sutton GP
  • Requiring artificial tube feeding, with diagnosed faltering growth, suspected/diagnosed food allergy, diagnosed gastrointestinal condition feeding difficulties including children on the autistic spectrum, complex special needs requiring specialised dietetic input

Exclusion criteria

  • Children and young people who are overweight or obese who require a specific programme incorporating dietary advice, weight management and exercise programmes, or for those presenting with an eating disorder.

Age range

0-18 years

Team members

Dieticians

Service contact

Tel: 0208 915 6424

Is patient self-referral available?

No

Is transport provided?

No

Are home visits available?

Home visits are provided to patients who are unable to attend clinics provided in the community.