Accredited practicing dietitians, better known as Dietitians, are recognized professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They have university qualifications, are recognized by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), undertake ongoing education and comply with the Association’s guidelines for best practice. They are committed to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct , Code of Ethics and to providing quality service.
What do Accredited Practicing Dietitians do?
What you consume through food has been proven in many areas to affect your health.
Dietitians translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice about what to eat. They are able to: –
Assess your current nutritional and medical status
Review investigations such as blood tests
Listen to and assess your nutritional needs
Provide a personalized meal plan that adheres to nutritional guidelines
Educate you on how food can affect your health
Provide you with information on:
Reading food labels;
Choosing the best foods when shopping and eating out;
Healthy ways to prepare food.
Help you set and achieve your goals
Sort out nutrition fact from fiction
Why see a Dietitian?
This service is available to a wide range of clients. You don’t have to have a diet related disease or other health problem to make use of this service. If you are interested in leading an holistic lifestyle that promotes better health and helps prevent disease, then we can help you too. Our Dietitian’s are able to help clients in the following areas and more: –
General healthy eating and well being
Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2
Weight Loss or control
High cholesterol and blood lipids
High Blood Pressure
Insulin Resistance e.g. pre-diabetes & in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Gastrointestinal disorders e.g. Coeliac disease
Arthritis e.g. Gout
Food allergies and intolerance
Renal diseases e.g. Kidney stones
Why see a Dietitian at Shellharbour Health?
Highly qualified experienced Dietitians
NDIS, Aged care packages apply
Home Visits available (subject to assessment)
If you would like to make an appointment you can easily book online or contact us if you have any questions.