Starting out in Paediatric Dietetics

Facilitator: Sue Meredith & Katie Elwig

This virtual course aims to introduce the key aspects of paediatric dietetics for dietitians starting out on their paediatric dietetic careers.

The programme, aimed at band five or dietitians starting out on their paediatric dietetic careers, will be taught by experienced clinical paediatric dietitians covering concepts generic to all aspects of paediatric dietetics. These include growth, nutrient requirements, common feeding, and nutritional issues alongside the internal and external factors which influence nutrient provision and food choices throughout childhood and is designed to be the very first step into paediatric dietetics.

On completion of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the key influence that growth has on nutrient provision throughout infancy and childhood.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of key concepts of macro and micronutrient requirements in paediatric dietetics.
  • Have sufficient knowledge to complete an assessment of growth and food/fluid intake in paediatric patients.
  • Have a broad understanding of common feeding and nutritional problems throughout childhood and be signposted to sources of further learning.

Full course content available here*


  • BDA Member £165
  • Non-Member £230

From 1st March 2024

  • BDA Member £175
  • Non-Member £245

Please note that you must register here to secure your place on this course, the BDA will not guarantee your place via purchase order numbers emailed to us.

The online registration must be completed and your purchase order number quoted on the online registration below.