Nutrition and Dietetics

What Does a Dietitian Do?

A Dietitian is someone who assesses and analyses your dietary habits to help plan a healthy lifestyle for your body and mind.

 

A Dietitian will:

  • Help you learn about which food and drinks will improve your health
  • Provide you with ideas and recipes for healthier meals, snacks and drinks
  • Make sure you’re eating the right foods to manage your health condition
  • Help you regardless of age – our Dietitians help children and adults

Dietitian and Nutrition services are now available at Enable WA

 

How do I know if a Dietitian can help me?

If you have any of the following conditions, then we can help:

  • Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight or underweight
  • Tube feeding (e.g. PEG)
  • Eating disorders
  • Pressure injuries
  • Nutrient deficiencies (e.g. iron)
  • Poor appetite
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Alcohol dependence 

What to expect when meeting our Dietitian:

Initial appointments take roughly 45-60 minutes. You’ll first be asked questions about your current dietary habits, and goals you want to achieve. 

Hearing about the changes you might need to make to your lifestyle can sometimes be a scary thought – but our specialists want you to feel comfortable, safe and supported when approaching diet and nutrition.

Everyone’s assessment is unique to their individual goals and health requirements, and as such, comfort and trust are a priority for us. Our Dieticians are friendly and respectful, and we want to make sure you feel safe and confident talking to them.

Questions you’ll be asked may include:

  • Current height and weight
  • Medical history
  • Medications
  • Current diet (including drinks)
  • Your goals

The Dietitian will keep in contact to check how the person is going and will make shorter review appointments of around 30 minutes to make sure the person is on the right track.

 

Getting advice from Dieticians

 

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