Nutrition & Dietetics
Consulting a Dietitian is suitable for anyone who wants 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 for 30 or 60 minutes, review consultations are also either 30 or 60 minutes. Body Composition Analysis and individualised meal plans can also be provided by our Sports Dietitians, Dr Regina Belski and Feng Yuan Liu.
During your initial consultation your goals regarding your diet 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.
Also remember that ‘extras’ cover on Private Health Insurance offers a rebate on all dietary consultations. In some cases, if you have a chronic health problem your General Practitioner can provide a referral that allows a Medicare rebate to be received for some of your consultations.
Each of our Dietitian's have their own practise style. Please read their profiles to determine who may be the best fit for you.
For Dietetic appointments, please phone 9650 9372 or book online and please note that 24 hours is required for appointment cancellation or a cancellation fee may apply.