The Community Children’s Nutrition and Dietetic Service promote good nutrition for children and provides training and support for health professionals.

Our registered dieticians assess and treat diet and nutrition-related disease. We use the most up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease and translate it into practical guidance for our patients.

Our work includes:

  • diagnosis and assessment of individual nutritional needs
  • promotion of healthy lifestyle changes and provide unbiased, up-to-date information on nutrition to health professionals, the public and the media.

We provide support for children with food allergies (diagnosed or suspected), faltering growth, poor dietary intake requiring a dietary assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other causes of extreme food refusal and obesity (BMI > 91st centile plus associated co-morbidities/ complex needs).  

We communicate with primary and secondary care as required.  

Our Paediatric Food Diary is available to download here

  • Clinical dietetic service for all ages from babies through to older people who live in Nottingham City, including dietary assessment, advice and counselling for patients and families for specific medical and / or mental health conditions where diet plays a key role
  • Patient group education sessions
  • Nutrition Resources
  • Training for other health care professionals 
  • Telephone clinical support service for other health care professionals
  • Development of nutrition-related guidelines and care pathways


Referrals must be made by GPs, health and social care professionals only.
Please complete our paediatric referral form here and post or email (from nhs net accounts only) to

For paediatric food allergy, ensure an allergy focused clinical history forms part of the referral.  If available on SystmOne, please indicate this.