NUTRITIONAL is a Surrey based Family Nutrition Clinic.
Using the latest evidence-based research and a compassionate, collaborative approach, we work with parents and young people to provide simple nutrition plans to promote lasting healthy food habits and manage food-related health issues.
Specialist areas include all issues with food relating to neurodiversity and mental health from food anxiety, dieting concerns to disordered eating and diagnosed eating disorders.
Click here to find out more about Jacqueline, founder of Nutritional, and her experience.
Working with children, young people and transitioning adults, aged 18-25
Selective eating can be worrying for parents and distressing for children. Parents are often concerned about whether the foods eaten provide a healthy, balanced diet as well as how to manage mealtime struggles and distress, difficulty eating school meals or joining in with social occasions.
Dietitians can assess current diet to make sure it meets the body’s individual needs, suggest nutritional supplements, and give advice about routines and eating patterns to make mealtimes more enjoyable. Where necessary private dietitians are able to work with schools to find practical solutions, with minimal disruption to routines.
Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions where food and food behaviours are used as a way of coping with adverse life events.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS)
Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder (ARFID)
The Royal College of Psychiatry report in Managing Eating Disorders (May 2022) recognises the invaluable role Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitians play in recovery. Jacqueline is a Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian and will work with clients to tailor treatment to their needs and stage in recovery. This sometimes involves working with, families, schools, universities and other therapy specialists to deliver the highest standard of care. Getting the right help and support early on can improve the chances of a full recovery, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Disordered eating describes unhelpful patterns of eating, often relating to body image, eating socially or managing stress and anxiety. It falls somewhere between a healthy relationship with food and a diagnosable Eating Disorder. Culturally we live in a society with a pervasive commentary on size and shape, diet and exercise, so many people see their disordered relationship with food as ‘normal’ or even ‘healthy’ and many never seek advice.
Dietitians can help build a positive relationship with food, challenging food and health myths and helping us learn and respond to our body’s needs.
Autism can affect the sensory experience and the social experience of eating. As well as this, people with Autism more often experience gut problems such as diarrhoea, constipation or bloating.
A Dietitian can assess the current diet and work out whether it is providing all the nutrition needed, suggest ways to introduce new foods, provide practical tips for managing family mealtimes, school lunches and special occasions and advise on dietary management of gut problems
Autism and Eating Disorders
People with Autism do not always respond to traditional treatment approaches based on the neurotypical population. At Nutritional, we take a highly individual approach where Autism and Eating Disorders are not viewed as separate, but rather Autism is the context within recovery expectations and treatment approaches are viewed.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This condition, characterised by inattentiveness, impulsivity and distractibility, can alter food preferences, social eating behaviours and appetite. Dietitians can give advice to help manage food choices, family mealtimes and eating out to avoid these becoming a battleground.
Appetite loss is a common side effect with many medications used to treat ADHD and Dietitians can help manage this and support concentration through good nutrition.
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing is the way in which we experience, process, and respond to information from our senses. Eating is a highly sensory experience and if the sensory systems aren’t working well, eating can be challenging.
Dietitians can assess current diet to make sure it meets the body’s individual needs, suggest nutritional supplements, and give advice about routines and eating patterns to make mealtimes more enjoyable.
Digestive Issues and IBS
Like the wider population, children and young people may experience a wide range of common digestive complaints including bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Dietitians can assess for food allergies and intolerances and provide dietary recommendations to manage gut problems.
Depression and Anxiety
Nutritional psychiatry is a fast growing discipline and scientific studies show that what we eat and how we eat it can help prevent, manage or remit mental illness.
Dietitians can assess nutritional intake and eating patterns and make evidence-based suggestions that support optimal physical and mental health.
Registered with AXA, Vitality, Cigna and AVIVA health insurance.
Jacqueline was sensitive and engaged in a really positive way. We appreciated the intelligent and friendly manner with which she dealt with everyone.
Turning the complexity of nutritional science into easy to follow plans
HCPC registered with relevant NHS experience
Working with young people & parents to provide nutritional solutions