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Dietetics and nutrition

Nutrition and Dietetics looks at how food and drink affects a person’s overall health.

Dietitians use evidence-based research on food, health and disease to help educate patients on making appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

They treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, specially tailored to each individual.

Dietitians can help improve your health and lifestyle if:

  • you suffer with digestive problems
  • you have been diagnosed with a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, coeliac disease
  • your child, or a looked after child, has specialised nutritional requirements
  • you want or need to lose weight in a safe and sensible way
  • you need to put weight on following a spell of ill-health or as the result of a medical condition
  • you are considering surgery to lose weight
  • you want advice about breastfeeding and weaning
  • you want to maximise your chances of becoming pregnant
  • you think you have an allergy or intolerance to a certain food
  • you would like advice about eating disorders

you are a Carer and want advice about providing appropriate nutrition to someone you care for

Dietetic services are offered across Morecambe Bay in acute hospitals, outreach clinics, health centres, patients’ homes and social care settings. 

You can be referred to a Dietitian from your GP, Consultant or other recognised health professional such as a Specialist Nurse, Speech Therapist or District Nurse.

Furness General Hospital (FGH) Dietetics - 01229 403968
Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) Dietetics - 01524 583803
Queen Victoria Community Centre (QVC) Dietetics - 01524 519551