Did you find the 'diet' hard to sustain, expensive and limiting?
Did it leave you hungry and feeling restricted all the time?
We are a team of experienced dietitians who love food and have a mission to provide you with correct guidance around all things food. We both have spent time in major acute care hospitals in Sydney and collectively have over 20 years experience working as dietitians. We believe in evidence based advice delivered in practical strategies. We keep up to date with changes in the scientific research and both food trends and social media focus points (sometimes justified, sometimes completely off the mark and confusing).
Why should I see a dietitian?
In today’s society many people are claiming to be ‘nutrition professionals’ when they don’t have any qualifications relating to health, science or medicine. Dietitians are University trained health scientists with a focus on both the science of nutrition and the art of counselling. We are trained to provide medical nutrition therapy. Scientifically based nutrition advice based on your medical history and conditions.
Dietitians understand how your body works and how food and drinks help nourish both healthy individuals and those with medical conditions that are affected by or treated with nutrition.
They use their knowledge and skills in a range of workplaces from client-facing roles in clinics and hospitals, to foodservice roles in which they impact the nutrition of residents and inpatients, to roles where they influence the health of the population by impacting food policy and the food supply such as in government public health roles and food companies.
Accredited Practising Dietitians are the gold standard in Australia as neither ‘Dietitian’ or ‘Nutritionist’ are protected or regulated.
What can they do for me?
Assess nutritional needs
Develop personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions and personal circumstances
Provide nutrition counselling and support to individuals and groups
Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
Undertake nutrition and food research
Train health care professionals
Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies
Provide consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities
What conditions can we help you with?
We can help you 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.
To see a bigger list of conditions we treat,
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The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating is a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for consumption each day.
When should I see a dietitian?
There are a wide range of triggers that may lead to a person benefiting from the support of a dietitian. Some typical reasons why someone might be referred, or might independently choose, to see a dietitian include:
- A newly diagnosed chronic disease
- Signs that a chronic illness is not being managed such as increased Hba1c levels
- Significant weight change
- Recent poor food intake, poor appetite, or difficulty preparing or eating food
- Changes in medication
- Periodic reviews of medical nutrition therapy.
What services do dietitians provide?
Dietitians working in the community offer a broad range of services to support people in managing their nutritional requirements. Key areas of work for dietitians are:
- Medical nutrition therapy – working with patients to assess their health and nutritional needs and to assist them to manage their medical condition(s) and symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored diet. Medical nutrition therapy may also involve enteral nutrition provision, monitoring and evaluation for a wide range of conditions.
- Food service management – working with residential aged care facilities, child care centres and group homes for people with disabilities to provide clinical care, staff training, menu assessment and planning, and compliance monitoring of therapeutic diets.
- Community and Public Health Nutrition – working 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.
How are dietitians qualified?
In order to practise as an Accredited Practising Dietitian, dietitians must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a recognised Bachelor or Master’s Level dietetic qualification
- Complete a minimum of 30 hours per year of continuing professional development
- Adhere to the Dietitians Australia Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice
- Comply with audit requirements.
Please note that dietitians may call themselves nutritionists, but a nutritionist may not call themselves a dietitian. Only dietitians that are accredited by Dietitians Australia are eligible for Medicare and other government funding.