Freebies for you

Some free templates that I share with my clients including a menu planning template and a food diary.

How do I get a referral to a dietitian?

Self-referral GP referral Specialist referral Other allied health professional e.g. Physiotherapist, Psychologist etc. Hospital or Rehabilitation referral Case Manager Employer A letter of referral can be useful particularly if there is a medical condition involved or blood test results etc, but is not essential. If a referral letter is received, the Dietitian will send a […]

What to expect at a Dietetic Consultation

The first visit takes 50 to 60 minutes and any subsequent visits, if required, take 20 to 30 minutes. Much of the first hour is spent exploring present food intake patterns, likes & dislikes, meal times, activity output and lifestyle. The Dietitian and the client work together, gradually adjusting areas which need modification, setting goals, finding […]

Who needs to see a dietitian?

A Dietitian can expertly assist those who would like to lose weight or body fat or gain body mass. Those who have a diet related medical condition such as Diabetes, High Cholesterol or other Blood Fats, High Blood Pressure, Bowel disorders, Reflux, some Cancers, Anaemia, Food intolerances can benefit from a review with a Dietitian. […]

What is a nutritionist?

A nutritionist may be a tertiary qualified nutrition professional that has the expertise to provide a range of evidence based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. It’s important to note that the term ‘nutritionist’ is not regulated. Therefore, this title may be used by dietitians, nutrition scientists […]

What does Accredited Practising Dietitian mean?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information. APDs are qualified to advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters. They also have clinical training to modify […]