What is a Dietician?

A dietician is a degree-qualified health professional who helps to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems. They provide safe practical advice based on current scientific knowledge. Dieticians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code. They advise and influence influence food and healthy policy.

Dieticians are able to treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, that is specifically tailored to each individual. They are able to provide advice on healthy eating for all ages, races, cultures and social group. They supply understandable information about food by translating nutritional science, allowing people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choice.

Reasons to See a Dietician

There are many reasons people may for their child to see a dietician, it may be your child has been diagnosed with a medical condition or you may just have general concerns. Below is a list of some of the reasons you may choose to see a dietician:

  • Developmental delay

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Genetic disorders and syndromes

  • Low tone / ‘’floppy’’ child

  • Poor concentration & gross motor skills

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

  • Poor fine motor skills

  • Spina bifida

  • Sensory processing disorders

If you would like to find out more about our dietician’s services, or to book an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us on 0208 605 2050, info@therapy4kids.co.uk.

To find out more about our dietician Christa.