What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

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 and disordered eating.

An APD has the skills to:

Assess individual nutritional needs • Develop personalized 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)

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!