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Dietetics

What do Dietitians do?

Dietitians understand how your body works and how food and drinks help nourish people especially those with medical conditions that are affected by or treated with nutrition. Dietitians use there knowledge and skills to influence your food policy and food supply.

Why Choose an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are university-qualified professionals that complete training and education programs to allow them to give the most precise and up to date information as possible. These dietitians must follow the standards of DAA Professional Standards including DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice.

What does an APD do?

  • Assess nutritional needs
  • Develop personalised eating plans that are individually designed for you
  • Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies
  • Provide nutrition counselling and support to individuals and groups
  • Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
  • Provide consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities.
  • Undertake nutrition and food research
  • Train health care professionals

What conditions can an APD help with?

APDs can help treat a wide range of conditions such as:

  • Cancers
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerance’s
  • Disordered eating
  • Overweight and obesity.

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Reference:  
Daa.asn.au. (2020). What Dietitians Do – Dietitians Association of Australia. [online] Available at: https://daa.asn.au/what-dietitans-do/ [Accessed 3 Mar. 2020].