Our dietitians assess and support people’s nutritional needs.
Who might need support from a dietitian?
People who experience any of the following may benefit from the support of a dietitian:
- Swallowing, eating and drinking
- Fussy eating or resistant/picky eating
- Dependence on bottle feeding
- Bowel issues (e.g. constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease, limited fluid/fibre intake)
- Pressure injuries (e.g. poor wound healing, prevention of pressure areas)
- Limited dietary intake
- Micronutrient deficiency (e.g. Iron deficiency )
- Weight gain or obesity
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease)
Dietetians can also provide support for tube feeding and meal planning.
How can a dietitian help?
Dietitians help manage and prevent a range of conditions and diseases by using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. They do this by:
- Assessing nutritional needs and dietary intake
- Providing dietary education and advice
- Developing customized meal plans and strategies to meet goals