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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 diets to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances and overweight and obesity.

APDs have sound university qualifications accredited by the professional body Dietitians Australia (DA) and undertake ongoing training and education to comply with the association’s guidelines for best practice. They are committed to the DA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice, and to providing quality service.

APD is the only national 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.

Dietitian is the spelling we use in Australia but other countries may use Dietician.

SOURCE:  dietitiansaustralia.org.au

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