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DIETITIANS ACROSS MELBOURNE'S EASTERN SUBURBS

Dietetics is a healthcare profession that focuses on the influence of food and nutrition intake and its impact on the human body. Dietitians are tertiary qualified and only specific university courses will enable a Dietitian to join the Australian Practising Dietitian (APD) program through Dietitians Australia. 

Dietitians use the latest up-to-date evidence and research to provide nutrition advice for people of all ages. Individuals can see a Dietitian to help manage their diet and nutritional intake in relation to various health conditions, such as diabetes, malnutrition, gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, food allergies and intolerances. Dietitians can also assist with plant-based nutrition and general healthy eating. 

Our Dietitian Kathleen Petrellis offers Dietetic services at our Boronia and Lilydale clinics.

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WHAT DOES A DIETITIAN DO?

A Dietitian will help you to work towards your nutritional goals by providing appropriate nutrition information tailored to you. Dietitians typically do not write meal plans as they find them quite restrictive. However, you will receive personalised food and meal suggestions as well as guidance specific to your health concerns and lifestyle.  

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY FIRST CONSULT?

A first appointment with a Dietitian will include examining diet and medical history, any relevant test results, medications and supplements, any previous diet changes, any suspected food triggers (IBS) or food related health concerns, meal patterns and lifestyle. 

The dietitian will consider all of this information along with up to date research findings to determine the best dietary approach for the client. The Dietitian will take the time to educate the client around the dietary approach, its benefits, and the theory behind it. Next, they will outline some strategies around implementing it.   

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST CONSULT?

A food diary of 2 – 3 days can be helpful in providing more insight into you and your eating habits. 

Completing one during the week before your first appointment can be beneficial in assisting your Dietitian to make a thorough assessment and create a tailored nutrition plan for you.

DIETITIANS VS NUTRITIONISTS?

A Dietitian has completed extensive study including supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management, while a nutritionist has not. Dietitians in Australia can also be registered under strict regulations as an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with Dietitians Australia, while Nutritionists cannot. 

Due to the extensive study a Dietitian has completed they are considered a Dietitian and a nutritionist, however a nutritionist without a degree in dietetics cannot call themselves or practice as a Dietitian. 

Fees for deitetics

INITIAL CONSULT

1 hour | $160

Return CONSULT

30 minutes | $90

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