Through our Dietetics service, we work with you to improve your health through a healthy and balanced diet.
Our dietitian works closely with you and your family, carer and therapy team in developing and reviewing your nutritional needs.
What does a dietitian do?
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.
A dietitian can provide nutritional advice and support to improve health and wellbeing.
A dietitian can:
- Provide education on a healthy diet
- Identify your dietary focus/needs
- Assess and monitor nutritional intake
- Make personalised recommendations on eating and drinking
- Work with other allied health team members (eg, Speech Pathologists) on food transitions (such as tube feeding to oral feeding)
- Develop personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions and personal circumstances
- Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
What conditions can a dietician help with?
Dieticians help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating, fussy eaters as well as overweight and obesity.
Dietetics service funding
This service can be funded via fee for service, NDIS plans, Medicare (chronic disease management) or private health insurance. Please contact us to find out more about funding options.