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Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians are health professionals trained to advise on all aspects of food, diet and eating behaviours that relate to health, well-being and performance. 

nutricianThings our dietitian may be able to help with are:

  • overeating
  • undereating
  • iron deficiency
  • food fear and food refusal
  • selective diets
  • faddy eating
  • food obsessions
  • gut problems, such as reflux and constipation
  • food allergies

 

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Lucy Upton, R.D, MNutr

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian

Lucy is an experienced member of our Feeding Team. She is an NHS trained and HCPC registered UK Dietitian and Nutritionist.   Lucy graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2010. Since the outset of her career she has gained a wide range of experience within Paediatric settings including; specialist mental health and brain injury units, community paediatric clinics, special schools and currently works full time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She has completed multiple professional development learning modules to expand her knowledge with a range of paediatric conditions, and is a fully trained to deliver the SOS Approach to Feeding. She has experience delivering teaching to other health professionals on topics including dietetic management of Autistic Spectrum Conditions.  Lucy is passionate about working alongside a wider team including psychologists, paediatricians, speech & Language Therapists, occupational therapists and schools to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and their families. Lucy is confident with the management of an extensive range of diet and nutrition related conditions for children of any age, with her special areas of interest including:

  • Food allergy
  • Management of ‘problem’ feeding
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Faltering growth
  • Enteral feeding including tube weaning