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.
Our experienced Dietitian Brisbane can support you with the following experiences and goals:
Your initial consultation varies from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and includes:
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.