What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians apply the art and sciences of human nutrition to assist people understand the relationship between food and health and make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease.

What can a Dietitian do for me?

  • Collect and assessing data relating to your health and nutritional status
  • Manage and provide client centered nutrition care for you by educating you on your individual nutritional needs
  • Assist with ideas for your appropriate menu planning and food preparation
  • Monitor and evaluate your progress
  • Undertake food and nutrition research for you
  • Nutrition Support, Malnutrition, Weight Management, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes, Heart Disease, CVA, Cystic Fibrosis, Oncology, Surgical, Medical, Rehab…

What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian?

In Australia all Dietitians are considered to be Nutritionists however, Nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a Dietitian.

See www.daa.asn.au for more information.
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