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.