Dietetics

What is a dietitian?

Dietitians translate the science of nutrition to educate individuals and groups with the aim of assisting them in optimising their health.

Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy tailored to individuals with or without illness. They can also have a host of other roles including provision of food service management for organisations, roles in public and community health and within research.

Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are university qualified in nutrition and dietetics. They are part of the Dietitians Association of Australia, must complete ongoing professional development and are the only nutrition professionals recognised by Medicare.

A dietitian may assist with the following:

  • General healthy lifestyle
  • Lifestyle related disease prevention and management
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gastrointestinal functional conditions (IBS)
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Oncology
  • Allergies
  • Food Intolerance
  • Sports Performance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Healthy ageing
  • Weight maintenance
  • Disordered eating

For more information: https://daa.asn.au/what-dietitans-do/definition-of-a-dietitian/


What to expect

What to expect when visiting a Dietitian at Correct:

At an initial appointment we will discuss the following:

  • Your goals - why you are here
  • Medical history including current and past medications
  • Clinical and social factors impacting on your nutrition and health
  • Current exercise level
  • Nutrition / diet history and any advice currently followed
  • You will then be provided with an individualised plan, including a timeline of recommendations and outcomes

Depending on the individual, a review may be scheduled within a month or up to 3-6 months later - everyone is different. At a follow up appointment / review we will discuss the following:

  • Progress and any questions you have about your current plan
  • Barriers or changes to personal goals
  • Changes to medical care, nutrition, exercise or other factors
  • An updated plan

We allow up to an hour for initial appointments and 45 minutes for any following sessions.

To find out more about our Correct Dietetics, meet Jen  Mclaren and book in your initial consultation today.

How you can get started

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A member of our team will be in contact over the next 24 hours to assist with any enquires you may have.