What can a Dietetian do for me?
Dietitians can help people to manage their health conditions or disease by using food as a form of therapy. Dietitians are able to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are university-qualified professionals who have registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). They undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information.
Monday to Friday 08.30hrs; 17.00hrs
- Assess individual nutritional needs
- Develop personalised meal plans
- Develop nutrition therapy plans
- Sort out nutrition facts from fiction
- Help people increase their understanding of nutrition
- Develop nutrition programs and policies
- Patient care in hospitals and nursing homes
- Community nutrition and public health
Including and not limited to:
- Active Health Portland
- Case Management Services, this includes and is not limited to:
- Lyndoch Living
- District Nurses
- Education centres
- Harbourside Lodge
- Palliative Care
- Portland Family Practice
- Seaport medical
- Shire of Glenelg; Home and Community Care ( HACC)
- South West Healthcare
- Tri-Star medical
- Western District Health Service
All referrals for Dietetics Services are received via the intake team
Telephone: 5521 0653
Fax: 5521 0372
Enquiries regarding this information can be directed to the Dietetics department, on 5521 0653.