What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)?

APDs are university-qualified nutrition professionals who undertake continuing education to make sure they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information.

APDs are the most qualified healthcare professionals to provide tailored nutrition and dietary advice, and they are the only nutrition professionals recognised by the Australian Government and Medicare. APDs assess nutritional needs and use ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ to help you manage your health through food choices. APDs help treat a wide range of medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating, and overweight and obesity.

An APD has the skills to:

Assess individual nutritional needs • Develop personalised eating plans • Deliver group nutrition education sessions • Sort out nutrition fact from fiction • Undertake nutrition and food research • Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies. 

(from Accredited Practising Dietitians: your nutrition professionals brochure)

Here are some of the conditions which can be managed better through medical nutrition therapy:

  • Anaemia such as iron-deficiency anaemia

  • High blood pressure

  • Food allergies and intolerances

  • Cancer

  • Diabetes, including gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy)

  • Digestive conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Heart disease e.g. high cholesterol or high lipids

  • Malnutrition

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Kidney disease

  • Weight concerns

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

A consultation with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a positive step towards achieving better health, reducing risk of illness and managing your symptoms better.

Click here for a brochure to find out more about what dietitians can do for you!

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