About the Children’s Dietitian


Hi, I’m Cheryl Baig and welcome to The Children’s Dietitian.

You’re here looking for a dietitian, and you probably want to know if I can offer you real advice that you can trust, so here is a bit about me before you connect.

Located in Leeds West Yorkshire, I am a registered dietitian specialising in paediatrics. I have a BSc Honours degree in Human Nutrition, a second BSc Honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and I hold master’s credits in advanced professional practice in paediatric dietetics. Like all other dietitians I am governed and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, and I am a member of the British Dietetic Association, and the paediatric specialist group

I am a published academic author, with research published in peer-reviewed journals, and I frequently provide content for professional publications such as Complete Nutrition and Small Talk.

I have a wealth of experience both within the NHS and working privately, and I work hard to support children and families from birth to adulthood. My experience includes, but is not limited to infant and toddler nutrition, nutritional deficiencies such as iron deficiency, weaning, fussy eating, food allergies and intolerance, faltering growth, weight management, gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, constipation, and toddler diarrhoea. I see enteral feeding patients meaning those who are fed through a feeding tube, and in hospital I see a whole host of complex conditions, but feel free to get in touch if something else is concerning you, because if I cannot help, I may be able to find you the person who can. You can therefore be assured that the information I provide is based on experience, evidence based, and specialist.

Ensuring that families can access credible and useful information is super important to me, and so alongside my clinical work I run a blog and publish magazine articles to try and bust the myths and misinformation, and provide evidenced-based advice to parents in a way that is easy to understand and practical.

I’m a Mum of two girls and understand things from a parent’s perspective as well as a professional one, so I like to think that the support I give has both the child and parent’s best interests in mind. I tend to take a whole family approach to ensure that advice and plans are suitable, practical, and tailored to individual needs which usually leads to better outcomes.

As well as one to one consultations, I enjoys educating patient groups, students and peers, and contributing to research.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics – Leeds Beckett University
  • MSc BDA Module 2 Nutrition and Dietetics in Common Paediatric Disorders – University of Plymouth

Memberships and Registrations:​

•Registered UK Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

•Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Paediatric Specialist Group

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