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Dietetics

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Dietetics

What is dietetics?

Dietetics refers to a field of science that studies how food and nutrition affect the body and overall health. Dietitians work in a range of workplace settings from client-facing in clinics and hospitals, to the public health sector and food services roles.

Why would you see a dietitian?

In Australia, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credential is the gold standard, as it is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, DVA and most private health funds. APDs are university qualified health professionals that practice within the Code of Professional Standards and Code of Conduct, governed by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

An Accredited Practicing Dietitian undertakes ongoing education and training to ensure we remain up-to-date on the latest nutrition research and are your go-to source for credible information. We translate a vast amount of scientific and evidence-based information into practical and personalised advice to help you achieve your goals. There are a wide range of reasons an individual may benefit from seeing a dietitian.

We can provide support for:

Our experienced Dietitian Brisbane can support you with the following experiences and goals:

  • A newly diagnosed chronic condition or disease.
  • Lowering your risk of developing a chronic disease.
  • Developing general healthy eating habits.
  • Meeting your nutritional requirements based on your age and gender.
  • Managing signs and symptoms such as bloating, poor energy levels, reflux or altered bowel movements.
  • Improving gut health.
  • Weight loss / weight gain / weight stabilisation.
  • Improving micronutrient deficiencies, such as anaemia.
  • Managing food allergies / intolerances.
  • Pre and post weight loss (Bariatric) surgery.
  • Individuals following specific diets, such as a vegan diet.
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What are the benefits to seeing a Dietitian?

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  • To receive trustworthy and evidence-based information.
  • To help with myth busting and identifying credible sources of information.
  • To receive individualised and practical advice and/or a meal plan to help you achieve your health goals.
  • To help you improve your relationship with food.
  • To learn new recipes and skills.
  • To have constant support, motivation, and accountability.
  • To improve your knowledge about food, nutrition, and your body.
  • To answer any food or nutrition related questions you may have!

What can you expect in your first and subsequent sessions?

Your initial consultation varies from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and includes:

  • An in-depth discussion about your nutrition-related goals and what you are hoping to achieve.
  • An assessment of your anthropometric measures (height, weight, weight history, BMI, waist circumference), blood test results and any clinical symptoms you may be experiencing (including bloating, reflux, indigestion etc.).
  • A thorough assessment of your current diet, eating habits and patterns as well as your lifestyle and physical activity levels.
  • An assessment of your nutritional needs based on your goal.

 

We then work together to discuss strategies to put in place to help you achieve your goal. This may include a personalised meal plan that considers your personal circumstances and lifestyle factors.

Following our initial consultation, we book in a time for a follow up consultation, usually in 1-3 weeks to measure your progress, any difficulties you may be experiencing in following the advice and to celebrate any accomplishments you have achieved. From here, we have regular follow ups for consistency and accountability, where we check in and continue to tweak and evolve your food intake to not only help you achieve your goal, but also develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Looking to improve your nutrition and health? Get in contact with the Acacia Well-Being team today.