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Dietitian & Nutrition Services Bentleigh

What does a dietitian do?

Our dietitian can provide education and support for a wide range of clinical issues including:

General Paediatric Nutrition: including infant feeding, solids introduction, general healthy eating through childhood, picky eating including sensory related food refusal, growth concerns, nutritional deficiencies, type 1 or 2 diabetes)

Paediatric Gut Health: such as reflux, colic, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, food allergies, coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease

Fertility Nutrition: including dietary support for optimising fertility and preconception management of irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and diabetes

Prenatal Nutrition: such as healthy eating and nutritional requirements during pregnancy, nutritional management of irritable bowel syndrome & other pregnancy symptoms including morning sickness, reflux, constipation and fatigue and gestational diabetes mellitus

 

Why see a dietitian?

Our dietitian can provide education and support for a wide range of clinical issues including:

  • Children's nutrition (e.g. introduction of solids, fussy eating/food refusal, growth concerns, food allergies or intolerances, type 1 diabetes, iron deficiency anaemia)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Food intolerances (e.g. Low FODMAP diet, RPAH elimination diet)
  • Food allergies
  • Coeliac disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease including hypertension and high cholesterol
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pre and post-natal nutrition
  • General healthy eating

 

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Some frequently asked questions…

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?

Whilst both a dietitian and a nutritionist have a qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has also completed a comprehensive qualification which includes substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

There is no industry specific assessing authority that assesses the qualifications of nutritionists who are not dietitians, whereas dietitians are accredited and regulated by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

How long is a consultation with a dietitian?

You first consultation is 60 minutes, which allows the dietitian time to discuss your medical history, current eating habits, lifestyle, activity levels and your goals and expectations for treatment.

Follow up consultations are 30 minutes.

Can I get a rebate from my health insurance?

We do offer immediate rebates through our HICAPS machine however the rebate will depend on your policy and your cover.

Will the dietitian tell me that I can’t eat sugar/carbs/grains etc?

No! Our dietitians believe in a balanced diet which is sustainable and achievable.  Our dietitian will work with you to develop a healthy eating plan which is tailored to suit your individual needs.

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