DIETETICS

About DIETETICS

Dietics is like having a personal coach for your eating habits. It's about learning what foods are best for you and how to make smart choices to keep your body strong and happy. Our Dieticians are highly qualified and can help you create a plan that fits your needs and goals.

At Steps2Life, we believe that eating well is crucial for everyone's health. Dietics is about understanding how food affects your body and using that knowledge to stay healthy and manage health conditions.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM DIETETICS?

Dietetics is good for:

o Individuals wanting to improve health:
Whether you're young or old, dietetics helps you make better food choices to stay healthy.
o People with Health Conditions: If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, or digestive issues, dietetics can help manage these conditions through proper nutrition.
o Families and Parents: Dietics provides guidance on feeding children and
ensuring they get the nutrients they need as they grow.
o Athletes and Active Individuals: Those who play sports or are active can benefit from dietics to optimize their performance and recovery.
o Seniors: Older adults can benefit from dietics to maintain health and vitality as they age.

BENEFITS OF DIETETICS

1. Better Health: Eating the right foods can help you feel better overall, giving you more energy and keeping you strong.
2. Preventing and managing health concerns: Dietetics can help prevent problems like diabetes, heart disease, and stomach issues. It also helps manage conditions you might already have, like high blood pressure or obesity.
3. Weight management: Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or just stay where you are, dietics helps you do it safely and in a way that works for you.
4. Nutrition: Our dieticians also ensure you are meeting your nutrients in your daily diet. Especially if you have a child who is still developing, who may be a picky eater or has swallowing difficulties. Our dieticians work closely with our speech therapists.

WHO CAN ACCESS DIETETICS?

1. National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): The NDIS provides funding for eligible individuals with disabilities to access a range of support services, including dietetics. You can use their NDIS funding to cover the cost of dietetic consultations and nutrition support tailored to their specific needs.
2. Medicare: Medicare offers rebates for dietetic services through the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC Plan). To access this, your GP must prepare a management plan for a chronic
condition, and you must have a Medicare card. Medicare provides up to five allied health services per calendar year, including dietetics, with a rebate.
3. Private

FAQ

1. How can dietetics help manage specific dietary needs related to my disability?

Dietetics can tailor dietary plans to address specific needs related to your disability, such as managing weight, addressing food sensitivities, ensuring adequate nutrition despite swallowing difficulties, or adapting diets for mobility or digestive issues. You can book to have a consult with our dietician to discuss and develop a treatment plan.

2. What is the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?

In Australia, dieticians are trained professionals with formal education and clinical experience in dietetics. They are accredited by the Dietitians Australia (DA) and are regulated by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Our dieticians provide evidence-based dietary advice and individualised intervention for our clients. They have the expertise to understand the unique nutritional needs of individuals with disabilities and can create personalised dietary plans to optimise health and well-being. Nutritionists, on the other hand, may have varying levels of education and credentials. While they can provide general nutritional advice.

3. How can I access dietetic services through funding options like NDIS or Medicare?

You may be eligible to access dietetic services through funding options such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or Medicare. These programs can cover dietetic consultations if they are deemed necessary for managing disability-related health needs.

If you require assistance, feel free to contact our team to help on 1300 009 006