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Dietitian

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

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