Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat individuals with diet and nutrition problems. They also, at a wider public health level, promote nutritional well-being providing practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

When you see a Dietitian they will assess, discuss and advise you on your diet and nutritional health.  The Dietitian can provide individualised dietary advice on a wide range of nutritional issues including:

  • Obesity 
  • Nutritional Support 
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart Disease 
  • Gastro-Intestinal disorders 
  • Malabsorption syndromes and food intolerances 
  • Dietary assessment to confirm or treat dietary related vitamin and mineral deficiencies and to assist in the diagnosis of food intolerance 
  • Faltering growth in children
  • Kidney Disease

Clinics are held in the following locations:

  • Altnagelvin Area Hospital
  • South West Acute Hospital
  • Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex
  • Roe Valley Hospital, Limavady
  • Strabane Health Centre
  • Lisnaskea Health Centre
  • Most GP practices

Domiciliary Visits (Home Visits) are also carried out throughout the Western Trust. If you think you need to see a Dietitian speak with your GP or other Health Professional.

Useful Links
www.diabetes.org.uk
www.patient.co.uk
www.coeliac.org.uk
www.bda.uk.com