Dietetics & Nutrition

Accredited Practising Dietitian’s (APDs) are university-qualified experts in nutrition and dietetics. They are health professionals who use nutrition modification to treat clinical conditions.  Dietitian’s have a minimum of four years tertiary education and practice evidence based diet therapies that have been scientifically proven.

Nutrition and dietetics in Hampton

Dietitian’s can provide a range of services:

  • Assessing people’s nutritional needs
  • Developing personalised eating plans
  • Providing individual nutrition counselling and support
  • Providing information on healthy eating
  • Dispelling nutrition myths and misinformation
  • Assisting people when shopping for food
  • Educating people to make better choices when eating out
  • Recommendations for preparing food at home

Dietitian’s can provide treatment and management for the following conditions:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Food intolerance, e.g. lactose or fructose malabsorption
  • Nutrient deficiencies, e.g. iron deficiency anaemia
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Heart disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and hypertension
  • Pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight management
  • Other

Dietitian’s work with GPs to advise patients on the specific nutritional management of chronic health conditions.

Medicare provides rebates for visits to APDs treating chronic health conditions under a care plan coordinated by a GP.

Visits to private practising APDs are also covered by most private health funds and can be claimed on the spot with HICAPS.

Accredited Practising Dietitian