Nutrition and Dietetics
Accredited Practising Dietitians are university qualified experts in nutrition and dietetics. They understand how your body works and how your food and drink intake helps nourish both healthy individuals or those with a medical condition.
What does a Dietitian do?
- Assess your current nutrition and your nutritional needs
- Assess your medical condition and personal circumstances
- Provide nutrition counselling
- Provide information and educate on healthy eating, preparing food, food shopping and eating out
- Develop a personalised eating plan
- Give you the knowledge and skills to make the best food choices and take care of your health
Services and conditions treated:
- Weight management
- Healthy eating
- Food intolerances
- Food allergies
- Plant-based, vegan and vegetarian diets
- Cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
- Metabolic conditions
- Nutrition before, during and after pregnancy
- Problems with feeding children/fussy eaters
- Nutrient deficiencies (iron, B12, Vit D and folate)
- Managing food cravings and binge eating
- Low energy
- Nutrition for sport
- Gut issues: Irritable bowel syndrome, abnormal bowel habits, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease
- Bariatric support (pre and post)
- Gut pain and chronic constipation
What to expect?
- At the initial consultation the Dietitian will take a detailed history about your current diet, exercise habits, your general health and lifestyle. This allows the dietitian to prescribe and advise on an eating plan that is tailored to your needs.
- At the consult your basic body measurements and weight may be checked so that we have a baseline to work with and a starting point from which to make goals.
- If you have a medical condition, your blood and other test results may be reviewed to put together a suitable eating plan.
- Subsequent appointments allow the Dietitian to monitor your progress, provide support and fine tune your eating plan if required. Provide you with extra information and advice.
- Research shows that regular sessions with a qualified dietitian help people really achieve their goals, compared with trying to do it alone.
Initial Consult (1 hour): $115 (Health fund item number: 500)
Follow Up (30 minutes): $75 (Health fund item number 600)
You may be entitled to a health fund rebate, please check with your fund for details.