Optimal nutrition throughout infancy and childhood is essential to ensure growth and healthy development of children. Inadequate nutrition can lead to a deficiency in vitamins and minerals, poor growth and an increased risk of illness. Overnutrition can develop into obesity increasing a child’s risk of other health conditions.
Nutritional issues can be varied and multifactorial. Various conditions can also impact a child's ability to meet their nutritional requirements - including food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Dietitians, gastroenterologists and paediatricians are experienced in assisting families to manage nutritional concerns.
The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping investigate and manage nutrition issues: