Nutrition plays a crucial role in childhood development, for good or ill. Proper nutrition meets the needs of childrens’ developing brains and bodies, enabling them to reach their full potential. At the same time, poor eating habits, or medical conditions such as allergies, celiac disease or diabetes, can impair a child’s lifelong health if left unchecked. Paediatric dietitians work with children, and their parents and caregivers, to establish good dietary habits.
What is a Paediatric Dietitian?
Babies, children and young people (up to 18 years of age) may have many types of problems with food – they may not be able to eat certain foods or they may not be able to eat enough food for normal growth and development. The Paediatric Dietitian will work with the young person and his or her parent or carer to help improve symptoms and achieve optimal nutrition.
Who should be referred to a paediatric dietitian?
We see babies, children and young people with a variety of nutritional issues. These may include:
- Fussy Eaters
- Overweight and Obesity
- Diabetes Type I and II
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Increased requirements or difficulties swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Premature babies with poor growth
- Eating disorders
- Cystic Fibrosis
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