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The Importance of
Nutritional Assessment

Nutritional assessment serves as an entry point for dietary treatment and is a key feature of every initial appointment. It is the first step in understanding the presenting problem and the link to food, feeding/eating and nutrition.

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What You Need to Know

About Nutritional Assessment

The nutritional assessment is guided discussion about what, when, how and how much food and drink is consumed and provides a good estimate of energy, protein, fluid and nutrient intake of the diet as a whole.

Key nutrients such as calcium, iron and magnesium; the balance of food groups from animal and plant as well as essential fats, sugars and fibres.

Diet-related conditions, behaviours and growth needs are taken into account. I like to understand the feeding history for infants and very young children, and the lived experience of older children and young people. Medical history and current medications are a relevant part of this story.

Nutritional assessment provides benefits such as…

Nutritional Health Overview

Nutritional assessment covers diet, growth, digestion, elimination, physical activity, energy balance, key nutrients and provides a holistic overview of a child’s nutritional wellbeing.

Personalised Support

Tailored guidance and selected resources are provided based on the nutritional assessment and for diet-related conditions, ensuring individualised advice and follow up review.

Pathway to Health & Wellbeing

The nutritional assessment serves as an entry point for evidence-based dietary treatment to address diet-related behaviour change and promote long-term health and wellbeing.

Nutritional Assessment

Nutritional Assessment Options

Your Telephone Review

All first appointments focus on detailed nutritional assessment specific to the age and presenting problem of each child. This appointment includes a 15 minute telephone review your next steps. Carine will book this with you at your appointment, it is not intended as a separate or new consultation.

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