Is dietetics covered by Medicare and health funds?

Many private health funds offer rebates for these services, and some dietetic consultations provided by accredited practising dietitians are covered under the Medicare Allied Health Care Initiative. If you have been referred under the Medicare Allied Health Care...

What do dietitians do?

Dietitians work across many different fields, including: Patient care in hospitals and nursing homes Community nutrition and public health Consultancy and private practice Food service management Food and medical nutrition industries Public relations Marketing and...

Who is an accredited practising dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) have university qualifications gained from courses accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). They undertake ongoing training and education, and meet the Association’s guidelines for evidence-based...

Who is an accredited nutritionist?

Accredited nutritionists (AN) are tertiary-qualified nutrition professionals who have expertise in a range of nutrition services. These may include areas such as community and public health nutrition, nutrition research and education related to nutrition, but they...

What should I expect from a session with a dietitian?

The initial consultation may run for around 30 minutes. The dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health and lifestyle. These questions allow the dietitian to tailor an individual eating plan for you. If you have a...