How can you benefit from Dietetic Services at Resolve?
Dietitians specialise in interpreting nutritional science in order to provide evidence based dietary advice people can use in their real lives. The dietetic service at Resolve is provided by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN). APDs have studied at University for four or more years and most are members of the Dietitians Association of Australia. This means that they must follow a strict Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines, as well as receiving ongoing professional development. Not all nutritionists are Accredited Nutritionists or Accredited Practising Dietitians.
You may wish to see the Dietitian at Resolve for issues such as:
- Eating Disorders
- Improving your relationship with food
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
- High cholesterol
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Nutritional deficiencies e.g. anaemia
- Healthy vegetarian/vegan eating
- Liver disease
- Osteoporosis – Ensuring you are meeting your requirements ‘Nutrition Check-up’
- Weight Management
- Mental health issues which affect nutrition e.g. Depression
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Impaired Glucose Tolerance
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Optimal nutrition for pregnancy
Ensuring you are meeting your requirements ‘Nutrition Check-up’
- Renal impairment
What can you expect from the Resolve Dietetic Service?
Just like anything new, the first time you attend an appointment with any health professional can be daunting. You can be assured that when you come for an appointment with the Resolve Accredited Practising Dietitian you will be treated in a friendly and professional way. Everything you discuss with the dietitian in the consult room will be kept confidential, unless under extenuating circumstances which will be explained to you in the event that it is required.
The first time you visit you will be asked to complete some forms for administrative purposes. You will then participate in a nutritional assessment. The assessment is designed to assist the dietitian in understanding your current circumstances and lifestyle so that they are well placed to support you in developing strategies to address your nutritional concerns. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have relating to your diet or nutrition in general. At the end of the assessment, which takes approximately 50 minutes, you will discuss the plan for follow-up. Each person will have slightly different requirements for follow-up, depending on their reason for making the appointment.
The follow-up appointment may be 30 or 50 minutes in duration and the length and frequency of appointments will be dependent on the reason for dietetic intervention. The follow-up appointments provide you with an opportunity to review the strategies discussed at the previous appointment and to give feedback to the dietitian. The best outcomes are achieved when you continue with follow-up appointments until all the nutritional issues you have identified have been addressed.