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Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Service: Nutrition and Dietetics

Consulting a Dietitian is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their health and nutrition through food and lifestyle change.

When faced with illness or a specific health concern, sorting through complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help.  Living in a society currently focused on health means that there can be many conflicting messages about food in the media.  A Dietitian can help you understand the basics of food and nutrition so you are better able to decipher the truth.  A Dietitian is University trained and is registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist.

Food and eating are an enjoyable part of daily life.  Accredited Practising Dietitians recognise this and can help you make realistic and sustainable changes for a healthy lifestyle and to maximise sports performance.

Consultations are available for individuals, couples and families.  Initial individual dietary consultations are 60 minutes,  review consultations are either 30 or 60 minutes.  Body Composition Analysis and individualised meal plans can also be provided by our Sports Dietitian, Emily Commerford.  Emily has completed additional training in the area of Sports Nutrition and can provide dietary and nutrition advice to help you achieve your sporting goals, whatever level of sport you participate in.  Along with dealing with general dietary issues, Emily can also provide advice to:

  • Improve energy levels
  • Reduce body fat
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Improve endurance
  • Improve overall sports performance by
    • Altering pre-exercise nutrition
    • Altering during-exercise nutrition
    • Altering recovery practices
  • Correct deficiencies
  • Improve general health

During your initial consultation with each of our Dietitians your goals regarding your diet, eating behaviour, lifestyle and exercise are discussed.  You will be asked a series of questions about your medical history then your present food and exercise behaviour will be examined.  From this advice and practical suggestions for change will be provided.

Review consultations are designed to check your progress.  Your food and exercise behaviour is re-examined, and only if desired or appropriate your weight and/or body composition reassessed and additional changes recommended.  Review consultations are usually two to four weeks apart and the number of consultations you have is entirely up to you.

Dietary consultations may be covered under your Private Health Insurance.  Please check with your private insurer to see if you are covered for part payment of your consultations.  Please ensure you bring your membership card to your appointment if this applies to you.

Should you have a chronic health condition for which consulting a Dietitian would be of benefit, you may qualify for a rebate under a Medicare Team Care Arrangement.  Please consult your General Practitioner if this applies to you.

Each of our Dietitian’s have their own practise style. Please read their profiles to determine who may be the best fit for you and if you are unsure please phone our reception staff to discuss this.

For appointments, please phone our reception staff on 9650 9372 or book online.

Please note that 24 hours is required for appointment cancellation or a cancellation fee may apply.