A Dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition who will discuss with you and help you to set eating goals that agree with your health needs, taste and lifestyle. This can include what you eat and how much you eat, your relationship with food, barriers to eating well, budgeting for food and planning for your meals, shopping and reading labels.
Reasons to seek the help of a Dietitian can include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, constipation or other bowel problems, appetite or stomach problems, food allergies or intolerances (dairy, wheat, meat etc), unintentional weight loss, trouble swallowing or chewing, weight gain which affects health, osteoporosis (or the risk of it developing it), drug use or alcohol affecting food intake.
Individual consultations are by appointment. There is also a Drop-In Clinic for homeless people or those living in insecure housing. Under specific circumstances a home visit is possible. Some fees apply and interpreters can be arranged on request.
Several times during the year NYCH Dietitians run group programs such as Living With Diabetes.
For more information about the nutrition service see:Talking
to the community about nutrition
Nutrition Service brochure: (English, Arabic and Chinese ; pdf format) or contact a dietitian at any of our sites.
(03) 9411 3555
(03) 9411 4333
(03) 9349 7333
See: Allied Health Intake