An Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) is an individual who has gained nationally recognised university qualifications in Nutrition and Dietetics. We are nutrition scientists with a minimum of four years university study, trained in the skills to provide both individuals and groups with expert dietary advice.

APDs are registered with their National Board and the Dietitians Association of Australia. They are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of professional development activity (continued learning) annually.

The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law. We take very seriously our responsibility for providing evidence-based nutrition advice and support. This means Australians can be confident that advice from an APD is solid and trustworthy.

We translate complex scientific information that has been gathered by medical research professionals into information that will improve the diet of individuals. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, eating disorders, as well as overweight and obesity.

We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and nutrition. We consider the whole person – that is, each person’s unique profile, such as their medical history, as well as their needs, goals and lifestyle.

We also assess the body of scientific evidence and are flexible with the advice and support we offer to each individual on a case-by-case basis.

Being able to tailor nutrition advice to find the best approach for each individual is the cornerstone of ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ – it’s what APDs are qualified to do!

For more information on how we can help, visit our Medical Nutrition Therapy page here.

For all fees and pricing information please see our Fees and Pricing page

Accredited Practising Dietitians have undergone supervised and assessed professional practice throughout an accredited University Degree and met criteria for accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Only dietitians are qualified to provide medical nutritional advice or clinical nutrition consultations in either an individual or group setting. The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.

While a Nutritionist may have also completed University studies, their main role is to provide information and advice about nutrition and healthy food choices for a healthy individual or population. Dietitians are also technically Nutritionists. Unfortunately, there is no industry specific assessing authority that assesses the qualifications of nutritionists who are not dietitians (i.e. there is no regulations for who can and can’t call themselves a nutritionist regardless of if they have completed studies or not).

We individually tailor our consultations for each client’s health goals and needs, providing a wealth of nutrition science knowledge and ongoing support to empower our clients to make informed decisions and achieve their best health outcomes.

When you attend your initial consultation, your Dietitian will:
• Discuss the reason for your visit and work together with you to identify and address your health-focused goals
• Take relevant measures (height, weight, waist circumference) as necessary
• Conduct a comprehensive assessment of your nutritional needs and other factors based on the information you provide
• Determine whether it would be helpful to refer you to additional health services.
• Help you develop your understanding of food and nutrition to empower you on your health journey
• We will work together to identify simple strategies to achieve both your short and long-term goals, including dietary and lifestyle changes and strategies to overcome any potential barriers
• Provide a detailed and personalised nutrition plan in the form of a report, as well as copies of any resources we have discussed during your consultation (e.g. meal plans, recipe ideas, nutrition information sheets, shopping guides)
• Determine if you require follow-up appointments and their frequency

During your subsequent consultations, we will:
• Work together with you to review your progress towards and whether your nutrition plan working for you
• Identify where you are succeeding and what difficulties you might be facing in achieving your goals
• Continue to provide ongoing support, strategies and adjustments to empower you to achieve your nutrition and health related goals

• We also offer ongoing support in between consultations via phone and email

Please bring any medical reports or test results relevant to your medical conditions as well as a list of your current medications. Also, if you have Diabetes please bring your Diabetes Record Book with your blood sugar level records if able to. The more information you can provide us with, the more thorough our assessment will be and the better we can assist in providing exceptional and personalised nutrition advice.

At Inside Health Nutrition, we work in collaboration with each of our clients to provide personalised advice for each individual’s needs, taking into account your current health goals, health status, beliefs and practices, as well as your lifestyle and family needs. We provide ongoing support and guidance to empower you to achieve your health goals.

We can assist in a range of nutrition areas including:
• Weight Management
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Insulin Resistance and Pre-diabetes
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
• High Cholesterol
• High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
• Coeliac Disease
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (e.g. Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis)
• Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. reflux, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, hiatus hernia)
• Cancer
• Difficulties with gaining/maintaining weight
• Kidney disease or related issues
• Pre/post surgery
• Childhood Nutrition (e.g. fussy eating, weight management, family eating, etc)
• Food Allergies and Intolerances (including elimination diets and the FODMAP diet)
• General Healthy Eating, Vitality and Energy levels
• And much more!!

To learn more about how we can help you achieve your ultimate health goals, please visit our Medical Nutrition Therapy page or get in contact with us today!

Although we see many clients through referrals from their doctor, it is not essential to have a referral in order to see a dietitian.

For all pricing/fee information please see our pricing/fee page

To make an appointment please email or call us. Click here for all our contact information.

If you have a chronic condition (e.g. Diabetes, Arthritis, IBS, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, PCOS and more) your GP may choose to refer you through a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Care Plan for up to 5 dietitian consultations per calendar year. Patients under a CDM plan are entitled to a Medicare rebate of $52.95 for each consultation. Discuss your eligibility for this referral with your doctor. Your doctor must develop the plan prior to your appointment for you to be eligible for the rebate. A copy of this plan and a GP referral letter is required at the time of consultation.

Inside Health Nutrition offer the convenience of HICAPS facilities so that your claim can be processed on the spot at the time of your appointment.

Inside Health Nutrition is recognised by Private Health Funds. Most private health insurance funds will provide rebates for visits to a dietitian. The rebate amount will vary depending on your level of cover. Please contact your private health fund to see what rebate you are entitled to. No referral is required if claiming under private health cover.

Inside Health Nutrition offer the convenience of HICAPS facilities so that your claim can be processed on the spot at the time of your appointment.

Inside Health Nutrition is a registered provider with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). DVA Gold Card Holders are entitled to bulk-billed dietitian consultations (i.e. there is no out of pocket expense).  If you are an eligible DVA Gold Card Holder, please see your GP prior to your consultation to receive a DVA referral form (D904). Home visits can also be arranged if required.

Yes, of course! Our dietitians can help with a range of health issues and are not limited to information listed on our website. Please get in contact with us to discuss your specific health goals and how we may be able to assist.

Inside Health Nutrition offer a variety of concessional prices dependent on location.
To find out whether you are eligible for a discounted consultation price, get in touch with us today.

Find out more about our Skype consults and how to best prepare for them here.

Unfortunately, Accredited Practising Dietitians are prohibited from displaying written testimonials or reviews (considered as a misleading form of advertising), according to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. Instead we encourage you to share your positive experiences with your family and friends. Thank you.

Our initial consultations are 45-60 minutes duration, with our review consultations 20-30 minutes duration. For more information regarding what’s involved in our consultations visit our fees/pricing page.

Please respect that all cancellations and rescheduled appointments must be made with at least 24 hours notice. You will be given a reminder call, text or email the day prior to your appointment.
If an appointment is cancelled or changed within 24 hours of the original appointment, the full consult fee will be charged.

We understand that in some circumstances short notice may be unavoidable, and discretion will be exercised in such cases.

Appointments require payment on the day of service. Cash, cheque and credit cards are all accepted. Skype or phone consults require processed payment prior to the consultation.

Many of our clients are entitled to receive a rebate through Medicare, Private Health Funds or Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Inside Health Nutrition offer the convenience of HICAPS facilities so that your claim can be processed on the spot at the time of your appointment.

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