As defined by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA);
“The profession of dietetics contributes to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of illness by optimising the nutrition of populations, communities and individuals. Dietitians have a defined and recognisable body of knowledge and utilise scientific principles and methods in the study of nutrition and dietetics, applying these results to influence the wider environment affecting food intake and eating behaviour. The scope of dietetic practice is such that dietitians may work in a variety of settings and have a variety of work functions.”
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a university-qualified Dietitian who is governed by the DAA to undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information. They translate scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice, and practise in line with DAA Professional Standards, including the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice. Not all dietitians are APDs, the APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only 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.
At Mobility Health, our Accredited Practising Dietitian aims to utilise the most up-to-date research and pride ourselves on evidence-based practice, to ensure patients receive the best quality care possible. She can assist you with the following services:
- Assess nutritional needs
- Develop personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions and personal circumstances
- Provide nutrition counselling and support to individuals and groups
- Provide information on healthy eating, shopping for food, eating out and preparing food at home
- Undertake nutrition and food research
- Train health care professionals
- Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies
- Provide consultancy services to corporate organisations, food manufacturers, schools and health care facilities.
Our Dietetics services offer personalised advice and support 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. APDs understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and nutrition, thereare many ways for individuals to have a healthy diet.
To find out more information or for general enquiries, contact us here.