Ontrac dietetics

Dietetics is the science of diet, food and nutrition, and the role they play in overall health.

What health conditions can dietetics help to manage?

What do dietitians do?

Dietitians are health professionals with expertise in food and nutrition. They provide guidance about how to appropriately manage diets and nutrition. Dietitians can translate scientific nutrition information into individualised practical advice to help you make the right decision about what to eat to achieve your health, lifestyle and performance goals. They can help you to maintain your health, reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease and to enjoy a sustained quality of life. Dietetics is about good dietary habits and optimal nutrition. Having a good diet can make a significant difference to a person’s health and overall wellbeing. Dietitians practice dietetics. They are experts in nutrition and develop meal plans, help make lifestyle changes and even behavioural modifications to help treat, manage, and prevent chronic disease and a range of associated conditions. There are a number of reasons why you might seek the support of a dietitian including:

Is a referral required?

No referral is required for a consultation with a dietitian. However, if you are referred on a Medicare Team Care Arrangement (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care) this referral will need to be brought to your initial appointment.

Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?

A session with a dietitian may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.

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