What do dietitians do?
Dietitians are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information.
Dietitians understand how your body works, and how food and drinks affect this. They can help treat medical conditions with nutrition, or help healthy individuals better the food and drink choices they make.
In a consultation, a dietitian may do the following;
Assess nutritional needs
Develop personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions and personal circumstances
Provide nutrition counselling and support
Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home.
Who should see a dietitian?
Many can benefit from a visit to their Dietitian, both healthy populations and those with the following conditions: diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.