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 tools for motivation, discussing nutrient needs, food composition, shopping and cooking skills, eating out, meal/snack patterns and other topics of relevance depending on medical conditions or individual needs.

Reviews, when required, are spaced at fortnightly intervals or longer, as appropriate for each client.

The duration of time a client will require ongoing appointments with the Dietitian is very individual. This is usually discussed at the initial session.

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