Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Nutrition and Food Services

Nutrition and Food Services

The Department of Nutrition's highly qualified Dietitians provide clinical nutrition services including nutrition assessment, management and education for inpatients and outpatients of the Women's and Children's Health Network.

The Department has a strong commitment to contribute to the nutrition of the broader WCHN community, through partnerships in nutrition promotion programs and contributing to the expert knowledge base on maternal and child nutrition. Current activities include:

  • Training and education in nutrition for undergraduate nutrition & dietetics, nursing and medical students, other dietitians, WCHN staff, health professionals and community workers.

  • Nutrition promotion, in collaboration with other departments and organisations to promote breastfeeding for infants and good food for children and their families.
  • Nutrition research.

The Department of Food Services provides high quality WCH page link iconmeals for patients staying in the Women's and Children's Hospital, caters for Hospital WCH page link iconstaff and visitors in The CafĂ© and Nic Nath Café on The Deck, and provides a functions service for meetings and events.

The Division of Nutrition aims to be recognised as a leader and innovator in the nutritional care of women, infants, children and young people.

How to access the Department of Nutrition

A doctor will arrange for a Dietitian to see inpatients (people currently staying in hospital) who need nutrition assessment, advice and education.

Outpatient nutrition appointments are also available for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult women clients of the Women's and Children's Health Network.

Referrals for children's outpatient nutrition consultations are only accepted from Women's and Children's Health Network doctors, or doctors accredited with admitting rights to the WCH. For women patients, referrals are also accepted from the WCHN Midwifery Group Practice and Birthing Unit midwives.

Please be aware that there may be a waiting list.

For enquiries:

  • Email:   Nutrition Administration Officer
  • Phone:   (08) 8161 7233
  • Fax:   (08) 8161 7481
  • Location:   1st Floor, Zone B
  • Hours:   Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Resources and Publications

The Nutrition Department has produced a number of WCH page link iconNutrition Resources, which are available online.


Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Contact Information

Manager, Nutrition

Annabel Sweeney

Department of Nutrition Administration Officer

Wendy Hanna
First Floor, Zone B, Women's & Children's Hospital, Women's and Children's Health Network.

Postal address

Nutrition Department
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006

Phone / Fax / Email

Phone: (08) 8161 7233

Fax: (08) 8161 7481


last modified: 27 Feb 2020