Nutrition & Dietetics

What exactly is a dietitian?
A dietitian is a qualified health professional that provides expert services in nutrition and dietary advice. Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) is the national credential recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. Before making an appointment with a dietitian you should always check that your dietitian has this credential. An APD will translate the latest scientific research into easy to understand practical advice that can be used to prevent, manage and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Our expert dietary services are provided by Accredited Practicing Dietitian Kylie Phillips. Kylie will provide you with individually tailored, evidence-based advice to help you achieve your long-term health goals through food and nutrition.
What we do:
• Assess your individual nutritional requirements based on your BMI, level of activity and stress factors
• Assess your current diet, highlighting any excesses or deficiencies in total energy intake, macronutrient and micronutrient content and how to alter this
• Develop personalised meal plans- there is no “one plan fits all” approach
• Provide nutrition education for disease prevention, management and treatment
• Develop realistic and achievable plans to meet long term health goals
Why should you see a dietitian?

No matter what age you are, having a consultation with an Accredited Practicing Dietitian is one of the best things that you can do if you want to improve your health and nutrition.

Individually tailored nutrition advice can be provided for the following:
• General healthy eating
• Weight management advice
• Malnutrition
• Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
• Gestational diabetes
• Gastrointestinal disorders (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
• Coeliac Disease
• Food allergies/intolerance (lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, malabsorption)
• Pregnancy nutrition and weight management
• Iron deficiency
• Cardiovascular health (High cholesterol/high blood pressure)
• Other (Please ask to see if we can help you with any other nutrition related inquires)
How this helps you:
• Knowledge is power. With your new found understanding and skills regarding nutrition and its impact on your body you will feel motivated, inspired and empowered to achieve your health goals.
Medicare and Private health insurance:
• Based on the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan, Medicare will reimburse $52.95 for five visits per year to see a dietitian if referred by a General Practitioner. Private health fund rebates are also available.