Consulting a Dietitian is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their health and nutrition through food and lifestyle change. When faced with illness or a specific health concern, sorting through complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help. A Dietitian is University trained for this and is registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
When choosing your nutrition professional, look for an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. APDs undertake ongoing training and education to comply with the Dietitians Association of Australia’s (DAA) guidelines for best practice. They are committed to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics and to providing a quality service.
Accredited Practising Dietitians can help you make realistic and sustainable changes for a healthy lifestyle and to maximise sports performance and deal with a range of medical and nutrition issues:
- Gluten Intolerance/Specialised Diets
- Sports Nutrition & Training Diet
- Eating Disorders/Body Image
- Other Medical Conditions
During your initial consultation we will discuss your goals regarding your diet. We will ask you a series of questions about your medical history then examine your present diet and exercise behaviour. From this, we will provide advice and practical suggestions for change, along with relevant written material.
Review consultations are designed to check your progress. Your dietary intake is re-examined, if desired weight and/or body composition reassessed, and additional changes recommended. Review consultations are usually two to four weeks apart and the number of consultations you have is entirely up to you.