Dietitians are university-qualified experts in nutrition and eating behaviour. In Australia, Dietitians are also known as Accredited Practicing Dietitians, which recognises their credentials and ongoing commitment to professional development to maintain this title and to be across the latest nutrition science.
Dietitians can work with people in hospitals, for industries, in food production, for government, or in private practice. The role of a dietitian is typically to support a person or groups of people in making optimal nutrition choices to improve their health.
At Intuitry, we work with clients one-on-one to empower them with clarity on how to eat well, with a balance in regards to eating in a way they enjoy. We also provide workshops on nutrition education in schools to encourage healthy eating practices free from restrictive eating.
What does a dietitian do?
A dietitian assesses a person’s current eating habits and recommends changes to promote better health. Part of this process includes taking into account a person’s health history, lifestyle, and goals when making recommendations. Dietitians also provide some nutrition education, developing ways to overcome barriers to your life and establishing realistic expectations, body image work, and some meal planning.
At Intuitry, our dietitians work with a variety of clientele, including those who are experiencing:
- High Cholesterol
- High Blood Pressure
- Pregnant and Breastfeeding
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Emotional Eating
What’s the general process for working with a dietitian?
While there is no “one size fits all” approach to clients (everyone is different, and this is an important factor to take on-board when developing treatment plans), the relationship begins with an initial consultation to assess the client’s current eating habits, relationship with food, weight history, eating history, medical history, and our client’s present concerns.
From here, our dietitians can then develop an individualised plan that takes into consideration personal circumstances. The frequency of follow-up visits depends on many factors, but typically this looks like weekly or fortnightly appointments initially. Our dietitians will take into consideration the changes you are trying to achieve and how feasible attendance might be for you.
Ready to get started?
To schedule an initial consultation with a friendly professional from the Intuitry team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for further information.