FAQs

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Cancellations

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The time in each session or appointment is valuable and a cancellation fee may be charged to cancellations giving less than 24 hours notice. If no cancellation is provided and the client does not attend the appointment the full fee of the session will be charged.

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Claiming Through Private Health Insurance

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Consultations can be claimed through your private health insurance. Please note not all providers offer the same rebates for Allied Health Professionals so it is recommended to check with your provider to what you are able to claim.

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1. What is Dietetics?

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Dietetics is the profession in which a client, individual, group or population is assisted with their health through adjustments around their diet.

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2. What is a Dietitian?

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A Dietitian is a professional who is qualified through a Masters degree to prescribe the appropriate recommendations to assist nutrition and health of individuals, groups or populations.

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3. What does a Dietitian do?

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A dietitian can perform a range of roles to assist with the health and wellness of individuals, groups and/or entire populations. This can be through nutritional advice via individual dietetic consultations which take into consideration the individual's social, medical and family history, through to group recommendations or advice for entire populations based on their circumstance.
As well share knowledge on any recent biochemistry and experiences around nutrition and diets, the Dietitian works with the individual or group to form short term goals or changes which lead to sustainable success to achieve the desired long term goals.

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4. Does a Dietitian only help with weight loss?

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No, a dietitian can assist with the management of many conditions including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, coeliac disease as well as allergies and intolerances. Dietitians also help clients through different life stages including growth from an infant to a child, to pregnancy, post-pregnancy and older age as well as improving performance in sport and fitness.

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5. Do Dietitians put clients on ‘diets’?

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No, Dietitian's work with each individual to mould the current diet or way of eating of a person to better suit their needs. This means a balanced way of eating for health and something which can be maintained long term through small, progressive changes.

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6. Is a Dietitian going to ask me to make big changes all at once?

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No, this is unreasonable and will likely lead to failure. A Dietitian will work with a client to make a list of small, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-constrained goals. The smaller milestone goals will help a client achieve the bigger goals and be successful long term.

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7. Does a Dietitian have a perfect diet all the time? Will they judge me?

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No, a dietitian is like any other person and has a diet which includes foods which can and should be enjoyed sometimes. Life is about balance and this means a way of eating which is sustainable, enjoyable and promotes health in the long term.