Dietitian

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Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APD) are university-qualified nutrition professionals who can assess, diagnose and provide expert nutrition and dietary advice for health conditions and diseases. APDs use food as Medical Nutrition Therapy to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.

An Accredited Practicing Dietitian must hold full membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals within Australia.
APDs undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure they are the most u-to-date and credible source of nutrition information, in line with DAA Professional Standards.

Follow an evidence based approach, dietitians and can help translate current scientific evidence on health and nutrition into understandable, practical and appropriate advice for their clients and patients.

Dietetic practice may involve using professional knowledge in a range of both clinical and non-clinical settings. Areas of practice may include, but are not limited to:
– Assessing individual nutrition needs
– Developing personalised eating plans
– Developing medical nutrition therapy plans
– Delivering group nutrition education sessions
– Sorting out nutrition fact from fiction
– Undertaking nutrition and food research
– Training health care professionals
– Developing nutrition communications, programs and policies

APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law. Medicare and most private health funds will provide rebates for visits to private APDs.

Source: https://daa.asn.au/ 

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