WHAT To EXPECT When you see A Dietitian

Initial Appointment (45 minutes - 1 hour)

  • Collect information about your medical history including recent blood test results, medications and symptoms you're experiencing, lifestyle habits, and diet 
  • Discuss your personal goals
  • Analyse your current diet in relation to dietary guidelines and your health conditions, and how it may be improved for optimal health and wellbeing in the long term
  • Provide personalised nutrition education and a plan, that is easy to understand and realistic, to help you achieve your goals

 

Follow Up Appointments (30 minutes) 

Follow up appointments are important to monitor your progress and make relevant adjustments to your treatment plan, to ensure it is practical and achievable for you. You will also be provided with further nutrition education, and any barriers to the plan you may be experiencing will be discussed, to help you progress and achieve your health and nutrition goals. The number of follow up appointments is different for everyone. You will be advised when to come in for your next appointment, based on your personal needs, motivation and progress. 

 

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Food diary (3 days)
    • You can write down what you eat and drink, a few days leading up to your appointment. This can be used to help you recall what you eat during the day, when we are collecting information about your diet and eating patterns
  • List of medications/supplements you are taking
  • Recent blood test results
  • GP referral form - You do not need a referral to see a dietitian. However, if your GP has developed an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan for you, please bring the form with you to the appointment