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What is Dietetics?

Dieticians are specialists in food and nutrition. They provide guidance about how to appropriately manage diets and nutrition for individuals who may be affected by health conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, and food allergies. A dietician can help people maintain their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic disease. Dieticians also specialise in sports nutrition, primarily focus on improving someone’s athletic performance.

What are the benefits of seeing a dietician?

  • Managing Digestive Issues
  • Gaining or Losing Weight
  • Devising a Roadmap to Healthy Eating Lifestyle
  • Advice Around Everyday Eating & Nutrition Meals
  • Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes Including Diabetes, Disabilities, Obesity, Hypertension, Coeliac Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, and many more

What services do dieticians provide?

Medical nutrition therapy – Dieticians work with patients to assess their health and nutritional needs and to assist them to manage their medical conditions and symptoms using a specifically personalised diet plan. Medical nutrition also involves enteral nutrition provision, monitoring and evaluation for a wide range of conditions.

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Food service management

Dieticians work with residential aged care facilities, childcare centres, and group homes for individuals with disabilities to deliver clinical care, staff training, menu assessment and planning, and compliance monitoring of therapeutic diets.

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Dietician work with non-government and government organisations to develop preventive health programs, diabetes education and cardiovascular education, food security programs, to deliver nutrition education for groups, and to deliver activities such as supermarket tours and cooking classes.

What to expect?

Your first appointment includes a consultation to plan your goals, and assessments to check your overall food intake. This is completed by asking you a series of questions about your work/home life, activity levels, allergies and likes and dislikes when it comes to food.

Your second appointment is where your dietary intake will be further analysed and if required/requested a meal plan will be created for you and adopt.

At your third appointment, you can expect a review and follow up from the implemented tools and plans to see the reaction your body has and what seems to be working, or not working. Followed by an update or slight alteration of any tools, processes or foods that may be required for you to achieve the best result.

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Schemes Covered

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Work Cover QLD
  • Department of Veterans Affair (DVA)
  • General Practitioner Referrals
  • Private Consultations
  • Health Insurance
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