Dietetics is a healthcare profession that specialises in the interpretation and communication of nutrition science to enable people to make informed and practical choices about the food they eat, to promote health and wellbeing, and prevent and/or manage nutrition-related illness.
Our university qualified Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) apply a client-centred approach, offering advice tailored for the individual, whilst providing support and motivation to assist their clients in making sustainable lifestyle changes to optimise their health.
As an expert within the field of nutrition, our dietitian will work closely with you to enhance your overall health and will also support you in achieving your health goals.
The Dietitian is able to offer assistance and interventions within the following areas.
- General Nutrition and Healthy Eating advice
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes)
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Elevated Triglycerides
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Anaemia / Low Iron
- Weight Management
- Coeliac Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gastric Reflux
- Food Allergies and Intolerances
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Insulin Resistance
- Malnutrition and Nutrition Support
- Sports Nutrition
What to Expect?
Your initial consultation will include a diet and lifestyle assessment with your dietitian. You will discuss information related to your medical history, recent blood results, current medications as well as your exercise habits and activity levels. A detailed account of your daily dietary intake will also be covered. This is an opportunity for your dietitian to get to know you and to understand your health needs and will form the basis of your individualised nutrition plan.
The initial consultation is where you will begin your nutrition education and discuss the relationship between your diet and your health. You will be provided with personalised dietary advice and strategies on how to implement your health goals.
If you have been referred by a doctor, please bring along your referral and any relevant test results.
Please allow up to 1 hour for your first appointment.
Follow up appointments provide an opportunity to review your progress and obtain ongoing nutritional support.
During these appointments, your dietitian may revise your nutritional goals, provide further education, answer any questions and fine-tune your nutrition plan.
Please allow up to 30 minutes for subsequent appointments.