Lucy Upton


Lucy Upton

Master of Nutrition, Registered Dietitian, HCPC DT25636

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Lucy is a passionate and enthusiastic Dietitian, specialising in infant and child nutrition. She has over 10 years paediatric experience, working in the NHS and private sector including;  specialist mental health settings, community practice, special schools and large teaching hospitals.  Her current NHS role is based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

She is confident in the management of a range of infant and child nutritional concerns, and has a track record of supporting children, adolescents and their families with:

  • Infant feeding
  • Reflux management
  • Weaning
  • Fussy eating, food refusal
  • Food allergy, including multiple allergies
  • Faltering growth/low weight
  • Weight management
  • Tube feeding, including tube weaning
  • Management of complex/problem feeding and food refusal (can be delivered within multiprofessional feeding clinic also)
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • ADHD
  • Vegetetarian and vegan diets
  • Coeliac Disease

Lucy is a committed member of a private sector trans-disciplinary feeding team who have experience managing children with complex feeding difficulties and food refusal.  She is trained to deliver the SOS approach to feeding therapy – check out the website above for more information.

Lucy has an active media presence, featuring on BBC Breakfast, BBC West Midlands, ITV, Radio 5 Live, and regularly within newspaper or magazine publications. She is consulted regularly for resources and publications targeted at parents, early years settings and schools.

The diversity of Lucy’s experience means she will take the time to understand the individual needs of your child or group, to ensure child centered care which is pragmatic, evidence based and personal.

Industry Services

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Catering
  • Conferences
  • Consumer Press
  • Event Management
  • FOOD
  • Marketing research
  • New product development
  • Radio
  • Recipe & Menu analysis
  • Recipe development
  • School Health
  • Social media content creation
  • Speaking
  • Surveys
  • Trade Journals
  • Tradeshows & exhibits
  • Web

Clinical Expertise

  • allergies
  • attention deficit disorder
  • autism
  • blenderised / texture-modified diets
  • breastfeeding
  • early years nutrition
  • food composition
  • food/recipes
  • functional foods
  • fussy eater
  • Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
  • hyperactivity
  • medical nutrition
  • medical supplements
  • paediatric
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • recipe development
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition

Geographical Areas Served

  • East Midlands
  • South Wales
  • South West
  • UK
  • West Midlands