Dietitian & Nutrition Services Bentleigh
What does a dietitian do?
Dietitians apply the science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health, and make dietary choices to achieve and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.
For more information on dietetics, you can visit the website of the Dietitians Association of Australia at http://daa.asn.au/
Why see a dietitian?
Our dietitian can provide education and support for a wide range of clinical issues including:
- Diabetes education and management.
- Healthy eating during all stages of the lifespan including childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
- Weight management through a sustainable, non-dieting approach.
- Food intolerances, food allergies and Coeliac disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- High cholesterol, hypertension and other heart health problems.
- Nutritional deficiencies such as anaemia.
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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.