So, what is the difference, both give healthy eating advice, right? So why has your doctor referred you to see a Dietitian and not a Nutritionist?
Well all Dietitians are Nutritionists, but not all Nutritionists are Dietitians – get your head around that!
While a Dietitian and Nutritionist may both hold tertiary qualifications, and both provide evidenced based nutrition services our scope of practice varies greatly. Being a Dietitian means I have the knowledge and expertise to provide medical nutrition therapy and individual nutrition counselling – a fancy way to say I can help you with eating to manage your medical conditions, meet your goals and promote your long-term health. I will do this in a personalised way considering your medical background, food preferences and goals. A Nutritionist is not able to do the same complex medical nutrition therapy.
As part of your Able Digital Wellness subscription, you have access to weekly diet advice from a Dietician. This advice is general in nature and designed to help with overall health and wellness based on the broadest range of variables. Having said that, alongside the general advice you’ll access you can request personalised help with diet and all things related by sending the team an email and we can get the ball rolling for you.
Along with this, like a Nutritionist our dieticians are qualified to provide nutrition services related to community and public health and policy & research.
Being a Dietitian also means I have completed a University Degree in which I was assessed to meet the National Competency Standards for Dietitians through my theoretical and hands on placement opportunities.
In Australia all Dietitians who provide services under Medicare and the Department of Veterans affairs must hold the Accredited Practising Dietitian credential and be a registered member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Please enjoy what you find here at Able Digital Wellness, and remember, first-hand help is just an email away!