Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics Service

Who We Are:

We are a team of registered paediatric dietitians, specialising in nutrition for those aged 0-19 years across Luton and South Bedfordshire

What We Provide:

  • Virtual (video or telephone) and face to face community clinics or home visits in special circumstances. Parent/Carer attendance at all appointments is compulsory.
  • Training updates and support on appropriate prescribing of nutritional supplements/specialist milk formula to GP practices and those working in children’s services.
  • Conduct GP audits to monitor local prescribing of paediatric oral nutritional supplements and specialist formulas
  • Involved in the development and review of local prescribing guidelines
  • Educational group sessions on particular conditions, such cow’s milk protein allergy and feeding difficulties.
  • Resources for the condition/issues discussed which can be accessed in a variety of ways

N&D Paediatric Support

  • Allergy & Intolerance

  • Reflux

  • Faltering Growth

  • Nutrient Deficiency

  • Obesity

  • Fussy Eating or Behavioural Feeding Problems

Our Team:

Emma Cronly-Dillon – Paediatric Team Lead and Prescribing Support Dietitian

Eva Griffiths - Specialist Community Paediatric Dietitian

Andrea Fines – Specialist Community Paediatric Dietitian

Lisa De’Ath – Specialist Paediatric & Prescribing Support Dietitian

Francesca Mercer –  Advanced Specialist Dietitian & Team Lead for Home Enteral Tube Feeding

Alison Longstaff - Advanced Specialist Paediatric Dietitian for Home Enteral Tube Feeding and Children with Special needs

Tegen Evans - Advanced Specialist Paediatric Dietitian for Home Enteral Tube Feeding and Children with Special needs

Feedback from Service Users:

Extremely helpful and empathetic’ (Feb 2021)

‘Excellent communication and service’ (March 2021)

‘Excellent Service’ (July 2021)

‘Outstanding support and the option of always getting in touch if/when we had concerns’ (July 2021)

‘Service was very good and effective and I felt all my questions and concerns were addressed.’ (June 2021

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"Seen very quickly. The nurse was very understanding, approachable and empathetic"  - Luton community paediatrics