Paediatric Dietetics

A dietitian is a health professional with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics who translates current evidence based nutrition research into practical information about food allowing people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. They treat a variety of medical conditions with dietary therapy specifically tailored to each individual

A paediatric dietitian is additionally qualified in the nutritional requirements and needs of children to meet their growth potential and remain healthy.

Only dietitians registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use the legally protected title ‘dietitian’. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.


Your dietitian


Joan Gavin
BSc (Hons) MSc

Joan is a registered children’s dietitian with a BSc Honours degree in Human Nutrition and 20 years NHS clinical experience in paediatric dietetics. She also has a Masters Degree in Applied Paediatric Nutrition and two sons of her own so has plenty of personal, as well as theoretical, experience in childhood nutrition.

Joan is passionate about ensuring your child meets their nutritional needs in their formative years to benefit their health in later life. She can translate the latest medical and dietetic research into practical advice, individually tailored to your child’s nutritional requirements.

Joan has particular expertise in food allergy including cow’s milk allergy and gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome requiring treatment with a low FODMAPS diet. She has a Diploma in Child Psychology and significant experience in dealing with children who are fussy or selective eaters so can provide effective and practical advice to help you overcome this stage.

Joan is registered with The British Dietetic Association and Health Care Professions Council.

Dietetics session times

Saturdays 9:00am to 13:00pm
Dietetics with Joan Gavin

Dietetics session fees

Dietetics initial consultation (60 mins)   £85
Dietetics follow-up (40 mins)   £60