Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information.

APD is the only national 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. It is a recognised trademark protected by law. Medicare and most private health funds will provide rebates for visits to private APDs.

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APDs are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions for people of all ages including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity. They can also help to increase the sports performance of athletes of all ages.

APDs can help with everyday healthy eating by translating scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice. APDs:

  • Assess individual nutritional needs
  • Develop personalised eating plans
  • Develop medical nutrition therapy plans
  • Deliver group nutrition education sessions
  • Sort out nutrition fact from fiction
  • Undertake nutrition and food research
  • Train health care professionals
  • Develop nutrition communications, programs and policies.


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Seeing an APD may result in many positive changes including increased energy, increased immunity, disease prevention, weight loss, increased performance, increased productivity, better management of health conditions, increased nutrition knowledge, increased cooking skills, increased ability to feed your family health nutritious meals and the list goes on. Best way to find out is to book in to see a dietitian!

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Please Note: DAA (Dieticians Association of Australia) recommends the public only seek an Accredited Practising Dietician (APD). As always be diligent and ask for credentials.


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