How can a Dietitian Help?

Dietary advice and counselling can be useful for all of the following conditions.

Allergies and intolerances

Food allergies (wheat free, dairy free, soya free, egg free, nut free etc.)
Carbohydrate intolerances such as fructose and lactose intolerance

Cardiovascular Problems

Elevated cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
Management of hypertension (high blood pressure)

Eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa
Bulimia nervosa
Binge eating disorder
Disordered eating patterns and behaviours

Endocrine problems

Diabetes (insulin and non-insulin dependant)
Management of diabetics on an insulin pump
Thyroid disorders: hypo- and hyperthyroidism
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)


Coeliac disease (gluten intolerance)
Constipation in both children and adults
Chronic diarrhoea
Nutritional support following GIT surgery
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Diverticular disease
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases, including pancreatitis
Liver diseases: liver failure, hepatitis, cirrhosis
Management of gastric and duodenal ulcers

General Nutritional problems

Healthy eating advice for both children & adults
Vegetarian diets

Maternal and child health

Nutritional management for underweight infants and children
Ketogenic diet for epilepsy in children
Pregnancy: advice for healthy eating, and nutritional management of problems (constipation, reflux etc)
Toddlers: advice for picky eaters, general advice for healthy eating
Weaning: how to start and which foods to introduce

Metabolic syndrome

Diabetes, gout, high cholesterol, insulin resistance
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Nutritional support of patients who are chronically ill or post-surgery

Enteral feeding (including nasogastric, PEG and sip feeds for both children and adults)
Multiple sclerosis
Weight gain: advice for both children and adults who are severely malnourished


Cancer prevention, focusing on long-term lifestyle changes
Nutritional management of problems during cancer treatment with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Neutropaenic diets for patients with low white cell counts
Weight gain: advice for both children and adults who are severely malnourished

Renal disorders

Dietary management of people with chronic renal failure who are not receiving dialysis
Adaptations of diets for people on dialysis
Neutropaenic diets for patients with low white cell counts
Nutritional management of Nephrotic syndrome and other kidney disorders


Arthritis: rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

Sports Nutrition

Nutritional advice for specific sports
Training and competition nutrition

Weight Loss

Personalised assessment and dietary counselling for overweight children and adults
Advice includes tips for shopping, eating out and recipe adaptation, as well as other important lifestyle changes