Paediatric dietetics

Child nutrition

Interpreting and communicating the science of nutrition to enable you to make informed decisions about food for your child.

About nutrition for children

Our dietitians are specialists in the management of childhood nutrition. They can assess your child's diet, and provide nutritional advice and feeding routines to help support his/her development.


Our dietitians can provide support for children on specialist diets such as ketogenic diets (a special regime to control seizures in children) and for children who require nutritional support via tube (enteral) or intravenous (parenteral) feeding.

Difficulties with children's feeding and nutrition can be a significant cause of concern and anxiety for parents, so it is important that your family have the support that you need. You'll have access to our dedicated specialist multidisciplinary team for support and guidance.

At The Portland Hospital we also run a Feeding Clinic, which is a specialist service specifically for families and children with feeding and nutrition concerns.

Our paediatric dietitians

We're incredibly proud to be able to offer children care from our team of highly specialised dietitians at The Portland Hospital.

Registered dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level, and are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law. Our dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they then translate into practical guidance so children, and their parents or guardians, can make the best food and lifestyle choices.

Our locations

Our nutrition services for children are available at the following locations.

Request an appointment with a paediatric specialist

To request an appointment, call our team in the paediatric unit 

Call us on

020 3918 6525
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