Dietetics & Nutrition

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Nutrition, health and wellbeing

A Dietitian is a health professional who has training, skills and knowledge about food, health and wellbeing. Our Dietitians are able to help people understand their own eating patterns and habits, provide support to make changes and focus on overall health and wellbeing.
People see Dietitians for a number of reasons. Common reasons include:

  • For more energy
  • To access nutrition advice for babies and children
  • To gain or lose weight
  • Assist in managing an allergy or food intolerance
  • Advice with managing a health condition

At MCHSL, we are proud to use a ‘Non-Diet Approach’. We believe this approach is the most helpful and least harmful way to assist people with a weight concern. The main beliefs of this approach are to accept and embrace:

  • How our body feels
  • Our body shape and size
  • Movement
  • Enjoying food and eating

We help people to be healthy and happy at every size.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Our Dietitians can provide advice and support for a number of short-term and long-term health conditions.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF OUR DIETITIANS

The first appointment with the dietitian is usually 40-60 minutes long. During this time, our Dietitian will ask questions about your current lifestyle and what your needs are. They will work with you to find ways that can help you support, maintain or improve your health and wellbeing.

Our Dietitians can see individuals couples, families, parents and children, and people with their carers.

Our Dietitians work with other health professionals if needed, as part of your care.

You can have many appointments with our Dietitians. At each appointment, our Dietitians will work with you to reach your goals, answer any questions you may have about food, health and wellbeing, as well as provide advice and information.

In some circumstances the Dietitian can visit you at home for appointments.

For further information on the Dietetics & Nutrition Program at MCHSL please click here.

APPOINTMENTS AND REFERRALS

Anyone can make an appointment with a Dietitian.

Referrals can be made by phone, fax or email (S2S, Eref).

FEES AND FUNDING

Our fees are set on a sliding scale and are designed to support access for all income levels.

Difficulty or inability to pay will not be a barrier to receiving a service.

Services are offered via a range of funding streams which have varying requirements.

A GP referral may be required to access some funding streams (eg Medicare Benefits Schedule).

Please click here for more details on fees and funding.

Note: Interpreters can be arranged free of charge.

To enquire about any of our programs, please call us on (03) 8841 3000 or email mchs@mannchs.org.au