Dietetics and Nutrition

Meet the Dietitians

Over the past few months we have welcomed two new members of staff to the dietetic team – Rebecca Dodd-Chandler – LVAD Dietitian and Gemma Naidoo – Heart Transplant Dietitian.

Weekly dietetic clinics run alongside your routine appointments.

We offer advice and support on:

  • Healthy eating
  • Nutrition for those with a reduced appetite / unintentional weight loss
  • Weight management advice
  • Fluid management
  • Diabetes
  • Raised cholesterol

If you would like to make an appointment, please phone the Transplant Unit on 0161 291 2200.

Heart and Lung LVAD
Appointments are available on a Tuesday, Wednesday and alternate Thursday mornings.  Appointments are available on Fridays.


To monitor your energy intake use the NHS calorie checker. You can search for the food you have eaten and check how many calories you have consumed

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/calorie-checker/

Meal Ideas

Check out the websites below for meal and snack ideas. When checking the calorie content remember to look at the calories per portion.

Food Labelling

Nutrition labels can help you make healthier choices buy choosing products lower in salt, sugar and fat. When tracking the calories remember to look at the total calories per portion.https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-read-food-labels/#nutrition-labels-on-the-back-or-side-of-packaging

Apps

  • Easy Meals – calorie controlled recipes

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/easy-meals/

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