Dietitians are health professionals trained in food and nutrition.
They translate scientific nutrition information into practical advice, to help you make the right decision about what to eat. Accredited Practising Dietitian is the national credential recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. You should check that your dietitian has this credential before making an appointment.
Dietitians can help people of all ages, genders, nationalities and financial circumstances. You might want more energy, to prevent or recover from illness, to ensure you have a healthy baby, to lose weight, gain weight or cope with an allergy or intolerance, or just grow old gracefully – a dietitian can help anyone. Dietitians can provide you with a diet prescription. They can educate you and help you decide which foods are right for you now and in the future. Dietitians can help you shop, give you meal ideas and recipes, and offer support and motivation when you need it.