Dietetics is the science of how the food we eat affects our lives. Specifically, a dietician has an understanding of how the nutritional value of our overall diet and particular foods, affects our ongoing health, likelihood of illnesses and general wellbeing.
With rapidly changing lifestyles and an ageing population, the frequency of chronic disease is escalating. Packaged, processed and fast foods can all affect our health in negative ways – whereas real, wholesome food positively impacts us when it comes to weight management, blood sugar levels, improved digestion, concentration, behaviour and self-esteem.
Our dietitians apply their skills and knowledge to help you understand how to achieve general good health, combat medical conditions and help prevent disease, by modifying and changing the foods you eat.
Our dieticians assess you and your family’s nutritional needs and then interpret how a change in diet or food intake can improve your health.
Our dietitians are qualified to advise you on:
Jacqui’s deep appreciation for food and the significance it plays in our lives as a source of happiness, energy, vitality and social connectedness is why Dietetics stood out as her calling. In particular Jacqui found her deepest fulfilment working with children who struggle with challenging food issues. Paediatric Dietetics is very specialized and Jacqui has dedicated her career to deep diving into this area, constantly updating her approach as new cutting edge research reveals better ways to overcome the food issues faced by growing numbers of children.
Kelli is a published dietetic practitioner-researcher with over 15 year’s practitioner experience in various settings. Kelli is passionate about nutrition interventions to support dietary behaviour change, chronic disease and gastro-intestinal issues. She is a health coach and has advanced training in motivational interviewing techniques. Kelli is happy to treat people of all ages to manage a diverse range of conditions and enjoys challenging cases. She is a self-confessed “foodie” and people person, continuously researching the field of dietetics.
We take an individualised approach that is tailored to you, your needs and daily challenges:
Dietitians are qualified to:
Understand food science, interpret nutrition science and assess people’s nutritional needs. They also provide advice on nutrition and diet for general good health, special needs or for certain medical conditions.
Below is a list of some of the things that you may need the help of a dietitian for:
Paediatric Department Hours
Adult Department Hours
Paediatric Consultation Fees
Adult Consultation Fees
Adult Billing for Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Referrals from a GP
Initial Consultation $95 (40 minutes) – Medicare Rebate Available of $52.95 so the net out-of-pocket expense is $42.05
Review Consultation $52.95 (20 minutes) – Medicare Rebate available of $52.95 so the net out-of- pocket expense is $0
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.
Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.