WHAT IS A DIETITIAN?
A professional who applies the science of food and nutrition to promote health, prevent and treat disease to optimise the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations.
Definition of Dietitian-Nutritionist, ICDA By-Law
– September 2016
In Australia, dietitians are universally qualified health professionals, and must undertake ongoing professional development and education.
A dietitian in Australia will have undertaken a course of study (usually a Masters Degree) that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy & food service management.
To practice as a dietitian in Australia, a dietitian must become an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). This is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise, and is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia.
Throughout their career, APDs must undertake a mentorship and maintain continued professional learning to ensure they are keeping up to date with research developments and health awareness.
HOW CAN A
DIETITIAN IN FITZROY HELP WITH YOUR NUTRITION?
An Accredited Practising Dietitian will consider your individual needs, medical history, circumstances and lifestyle.
They will then work with you to create a tailored, individual and sustainable plan for your treatment.
They will provide you with counselling and advice around nutrition and healthy eating.
Accredited Practising Dietitians use medical nutrition therapy to assist in the management of a wide range of conditions such as:
Gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. IBS, IBD)
Food allergies and intolerances
Overweight and obesity
For more information on Accredited Practicing Dietitians, visit the Dietitians Australia website www.daa.asn.au
Bachelor Exercise & Sport Science, Bachelor Food & Nutrition Science, Master of Dietetics
Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Certified Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
A lover of all things science and food related, it was only natural that Kaitlin would eventually dedicate her life to food science by becoming a dietitian. Kaitlin is a strong believer that knowledge is power and finds great joy in teaching her clients, family and friends about the many ways that food can assist them.
Kaitlin understands that everybody is unique and brings this view to her dietetic practice, providing individualised flexible advice and resources, which consider every aspect of the person and their lifestyle as well as the scientific evidence in the field.
Kaitlin provides dietetics to Fitzroy North, Fitzroy, Carlton North, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Preston and Fairfield