Dietitians understand how your body works. They know how food and drinks help nourish people who are healthy, as well as people with medical conditions that can be affected by or treated with nutrition.
A dietitian can provide nutritional advice and support to improve your health and wellbeing.
Our dietitians can:
- Provide education on a healthy diet
- Identify your dietary focus/needs
- Assess and monitor your nutritional intake
- Make personalised recommendations on eating and drinking
- Work with other allied health team members (such as Speech Pathologists) on modified diets, or food transitions for young children (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
- Provide tips on how to review nutritional information when you can’t see food labels
- Understand common health conditions that can co-exist with vision impairment, such as diabetes
Dietitians help treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Food allergies
- Food intolerances
- Disordered eating
- Fussy eaters
- Weight problems and obesity
Our dietitians use a holistic approach. They consider your overall health and wellbeing, and any conditions that can impact on your body’s ability to access the nutrients to be healthy.
VisAbility dietitians are Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) and Accredited Nutritionists (AN) and hold membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
To find out more about dietetics, get in touch with us today.