Diet Advice by Dietitians and Nutritionists

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Our dietitian aims to optimise nutrition for our clients by providing comprehensive dietary assessment and treatment. We offer a variety of services for children, adolescents and adults. This page provides general information about the areas we specialise in regarding nutrition. For an appointment with a real dietitian contact us today.

What are Dietitians and Nutritionists?

Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition and how it can best be used to manage health. Our dietitians are accredited as both nutritionists and dietitians, as recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

It is the role of a dietitian to educate you and your family on healthy eating to achieve a high-quality of wellbeing. This can involve helping you to reduce or maintain a healthy weight, control cholesterol levels and develop strategies to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. We also provide advice for food intolerances and allergies, Coeliac disease, diabetes, fussy eating (paediatrics) and many other conditions.

Find out more about some of the conditions our dietitians manage

The topics listed below provide further information on our dietitians, funding, general nutrition information and topics that our dietitians have been recently writing about. There is also information specific to certain conditions that may be relevant to yourself or someone you know. This may help you understand the areas of treatment you may require.

ALLERGIES

food-allergiesAllergies can be life-threatening and symptoms can occur rapidly.  Knowing the different types of allergies and things to avoid is important and can be life-saving. Find out more about food allergies and how they can affect you.

 

DIGESTION

digestionMost of us have experienced some form of digestive upset from time to time leading to a host of common symptoms including bloating, gas, diarrhoea or constipation, or nausea. Some people, however experience chronic digestive problems and need to consult a health professional.

 

HEART HEALTH

heart-healthHeart health nutrition is essential for your wellbeing. The types and amounts of foods that are eaten can all impact on heart health. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating is important.

 

FOOD INTOLERANCES

intolerancesIntolerances to food are very common. Intolerances can be unpleasant and painful, depending on the symptoms. Knowing your trigger foods and symptoms is important for managing intolerances.

 

SALT INTAKE

salt-intakeSalt is freely available in many foods. If you’re not careful it’s easy to eat too much salt. Many people in developed countries consume far more salt than they need in a day. In fact, the amount of salt that most of us consume reaches dangerous levels that put us at risk for health problems.

 

Qualifications

  • The Dietitians Association of Australia or DAA is the peak body of dietetics and nutrition professionals in Australia, representing over 5,000 members.
  • The DAA’s vision is to be the leader in nutrition for better food, better health and wellbeing for all!
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information, in line with DAA Professional Standards.
  • APDs are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases through diet. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.
  • APDs can help with everyday healthy eating by translating scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice.

If you have questions about diet and nutrition contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dietitian and nutritionist.

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