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Erin is also our professionally qualified dietitian with extensive experience.

What does a dietitian do?

  1. Assess nutritional needs
  2. Develop personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions and personal circumstances
  3. Provide nutrition counselling and support to individuals and groups
  4. Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
  5. Undertake nutrition and food research
  6. Train health care professionals
  7. Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies
  8. Provide consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities

What conditions can a dietitian help with?

Dietitians 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.

Dietitians offer personalised advice and support

Dietitians understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and nutrition (in other words, what works for one person may be different to what works for another). And the truth is that there are many ways for people to have a healthy diet. And it’s at this individual level that an dietitian can help. They consider the whole person – that is, each person’s unique profile, such as their medical history, as well as their needs, goals and lifestyle. They also assess the body of scientific evidence, and are flexible with the advice and support they offer, on a case-by-case basis.

Being able to tailor nutrition advice to find the best approach for each person is the cornerstone of ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ – it’s what dietitians are qualified to do.

The dietitians credential

The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.