What is Dietetics?
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD’s) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice.
APD’s are qualified to advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters. They also have clinical training to modify diets to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances and obesity.
APD’s have sound university qualifications accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), undertake ongoing training and education and comply with the Associations guidelines for best practice. APD’s can:
- Assess people’s nutritional needs
- Develop personalised eating plans and nutritional guidelines
- Provide information regarding
- Healthy Eating.
- Reading food labels.
- Choosing the best foods when shopping and eating out.
- Healthy ways to prepare food.
- Sort out nutrition fact from fiction.
- Undertake nutrition and food research.
- Train health care professionals.
- Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies.