At Registered Dietitians Services, we pride ourselves to offer excellent dietetic consultations for young clients and children as we are also trained in paediatrics both locally and abroad (certificates here). Firstly, during the dietetic consultation we offer an assessment of anthropometric measures where we calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) using the children’s growth chart. The BMI is a measure to work out if your child’s weight is healthy when compared to his height on the growth chart. It is important to note that children’s BMI is calculated differently from adults’ BMI. Secondly, we analyse any blood results if provided and check for any medical conditions such as genetic disorders for example Phenylketonuria (PKU), Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems such as Coeliac disease and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Chronic kidney disease, Fatty liver disease, and mental health illness such as anxiety and depression. Thirdly, we assess any physical activity done throughout the week for an optimum calculation for your child’s unique metabolism. As a result, from the metabolic calculation we can determine your child’s daily energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat required by his body.
The next step would be a detailed nutrition assessment where we assess your child’s current diet intake using a professional nutrition software and work out how much energy, carbohydrates, proteins and fats he is actually having per day. In addition, we also assess if there are any vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Lastly, we will guide you as a parent and your child to an individualised meal plan specifically for your child’s health. We will make small dietary changes in each consultation in order to help you and your child to reach your goal without no adverse health effects such as compromising your child’s growth, development and mental function.
You and your child are welcome to come to our office for the above dietetic consultations described. If you rather stay safe at home, we can offer you online dietetic service. All we require from you for us to carry the online dietetic consultation is your child’s weight and height.