Dietitians advise individuals about what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve a specific health-related goal.
What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian
The key difference between a Nutritionist and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian is that in addition to a tertiary qualification in Human Nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study encompassing substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management. This extensive training ensures a specialist level of knowledge of food science and the effects of food on the body.
Who can benefit from seeing a dietitian?
There is a great deal of health and nutrition information available on television, social media and in books.
Dietitians have the clinical training to help support you to ensure the information you receive is correct and evidence-based.
A Dietitian can assist you to:
- Maintain a weight that you are happy with
- Get to the bottom of ongoing gut symptoms, such as bloating, discomfort or altered bowel habits
- Confirm that you are on the right track with your eating patterns
- Help you to understand a newly diagnosed medical condition such as pre-diabetes or diabetes and provide you with practical dietary advice to help you manage the condition
Dietitians can provide expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues including:
- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Weight loss and weight management
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Diverticular Disease
- Healthy eating for overall wellbeing
AMY KNIGHT - Dietitian
SUPERMARKET TOURS WITH AMY
Amy runs group Supermarket Tours where you spend an hour with her walking through the supermarket, discussing label reading, deciphering nutrition claims and making healthy choices.
Tours are a maximum of 6 people. Bookings essential – call anytime to find out more!
At the initial consultation, a thorough nutrition assessment will be conducted. This involves gathering information about your current health status, weight, food intake and learning about the various factors that may be influencing your food choices and health habits. If you have any recent relevant blood tests, bring these with you to your consultation. The dietitian will then assist you with setting achievable goals and guide you through a customised management plan to suit your lifestyle.
Review consultations provide the opportunity to review your goals, monitor your progress and to receive ongoing support. The dietitian will discuss any necessary modifications or strategies to help you reach your health and wellbeing goals.
Contact Seaview Health Group today to discuss your HEALTH GOALS