A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognized by national authority. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.
Dieticians vs Nutritionists
A nutritionist is usually a qualified professional that has the expertise to provide a range of evidence based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health. However, the term nutritionist is not regulated and can be used by anyone. Their credentials can range from no formal training through to university level.
A dietitian is a university qualified health professional that provides this range of evidence based nutrition services, but in addition to a nutritionist, dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management. A dietitian, specifically an Accredited Practising Dietitian undertakes ongoing training and education to ensure that they are providing the most up-to-date nutrition information.
To provide a diet and education that is built around healthy eating principles to promote vitality, healthy lifestyle and greater wellbeing.
To provide a diet that promotes weight balance, either weight loss or weight gain. This can be achieved by diet and exercise modifications.
To provide a diet that optimizes blood glucoses and lipid levels. This can be achieved by consuming a balanced diet, particularly correct portions and types of carbohydrate foods.
Gastrointestinal Disorders (IBS, Crohns, ulcerative colitis)
To provide a diet to manage and decrease gastrointestinal and digestive symptoms. This can be achieved by removing certain trigger foods and including foods to support gut health.
To provide a diet and lifestyle plan to manage fatty liver disease. This includes maintaining a healthy diet, reaching a healthy weight and increasing exercise activities.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
To provide a diet to assist with management of PCOS symptoms. This includes reaching a healthy body weight, keeping blood glucose levels under control and lowering risk for heart disease.
High Cholesterol and other Cardiovascular Conditions
To provide a diet to manage blood lipid levels. This includes removing certain types of fat from the diet and including others.
Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition
To provide a healthy and well balanced diet providing all necessary nutrients (protein, iron, vitamin B12) whilst satisfying dietary restrictions.
Prenatal and Pregnancy Nutrition
To provide nutrition advice to not only support your health and wellbeing but the growth and development of your unborn child.
To provide a diet plan suited to your sport and customized to your individual training load.