Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

Dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public area.

The dietitians at Sidra Medicine specialize in the nutritional care of infants, children, adolescents and women as inpatients and in the outpatient setting.

Our dietitians work closely with multidisciplinary teams and work in a number of clinical specialties.

These include:

  • Endocrinology
  • Women’s
  • ENT and plastics
  • Orthopedics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology and urology
  • Neurology, neuromuscular and ketogenic diet for epilepsy
  • Cardiology
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Haematology and oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive care
  • Pulmonology and cystic fibrosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Neonatal Intensive Care and developments pediatrics

Many of these conditions can result in:

  • Delayed growth
  • Poor oral intake
  • Increased energy and nutrient requirements
  • Difficulties with swallowing

The dietitian will aim to optimize feeding plans and educate patients and families for each individual condition. Dietitians will monitor your child’s growth and development ensuring that the prescribed diet and feed meet their needs.

They also work closely with the staff in the special feed unit who are a dedicated team that prepare specialist feeds on a daily basis for our inpatients, under stringent hygiene and safety practices.