Child Health Dietetic Service

About us

We are a small team of HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered dietitians who have had additional post registration training in paediatric nutrition and dietetics. We provide a comprehensive dietetic assessment, treatment and monitoring service. Our aim is to optimise nutritional status, growth and development whilst minimising any disease related complications that may be associated with dietary intake. Dietary advice is tailored for each child based on their age, treatment and medical condition. This may include using specialist feeds, dietary supplements or providing practical advice and education on dietary modification.

We see children and young people aged 0-18 years. We provide an inpatient service to the children’s ward and the neonatal unit. We work very closely with the clinical teams to provide a multidisciplinary service and also have regular dietetic led outpatient clinics. We hold out-patients clinics on both the Royal Preston and Chorley Hospital sites.

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. This knowledge is applied to provide individualised dietary advice.

Accessing the service

We are a consultant led service so children must be referred to our service by hospital or community paediatricians.

We can help infants and children with a variety of needs including:-

  • Diabetes
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Problems related to prematurity
  • Epilepsy  / ketogenic diet
  • Food allergy and intolerances
  • Enteral Tube feeding
  • Weight management (with comorbidities)
  • Faltering growth
  • Eating difficulties
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Contact us

 ☏ 01772 522517

Meet the Paediatric Dietetic Team

Carol Pinder (Team Leader)

Karen Harrison

Rachael Strang

Natalie Knight

Aqeela Patel

Nicola Bradley – Dietetic Assistant

Hulya Bagis - Dietetic Assistant