Dietitians provide information and advice about food and nutrition and good health. This information is available to individuals, families and groups. Nutrition is important for overall health and wellbeing. Our dietitians work with you to develop a nutrition plan that is suited especially to you and your health needs.
Are you confused about what to eat? Or feeling overwhelmed by nutrition messages in the media? Perhaps you are just tired of dieting? Our dietitians can help you cut through the clutter of nutrition advice, work with your family doctor and healthcare providers, develop a nutrition plan that is suited to you, and provide group education opportunities.
Dietitians guide you in making healthy food choices and manage your health conditions including:
- High blood cholesterol and heart disease
- Loss of appetite, reduced food intake and/or unexplained loss of weight
- Food intolerances
- Bowel issues; constipation, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome
- Nutritional deficiencies; iron, B12
- Osteoporosis and falls
Our program can offer you practical assistance as follows:
- Conduct an initial assessment to identify your goals for your health and lifestyle
- Develop a specific nutrition plan to suit your health and lifestyle needs
- Provide education on food label reading, and help you to choose healthy alternatives when shopping and cooking
- Provide one-on-one sessions or group programs
- Assist in the management of various health conditions
- Provide referral to other services, as required
- Refer you into community-based programs and groups
Our Dietitian team members provide services to all ages. Please contact our Intake team to discuss your needs. Eligibility for ongoing care is determined at the initial assessment meeting.
Fees may apply. Additional fees may also apply for purchase of equipment.
We accept referrals from NDIS recipients and carers. No GP referral is necessary.
If you would like information, phone the Intake Service between 9am and 5pm on:
- 1300 234 263 for the City of Hume Intake
- 9409 8724 for the City of Whittlesea Intake
We accept self-referrals, as well as referral from your GP, specialists or other health professionals, carer or family member.
Interpreters are available free of charge.
Health professionals are requested to send referrals by:
- E-referral via Connecting Care
- Fax 9408 9508 for City of Whittlesea or 8339 9898 for City of Hume
- Post to PO Box 82, Whittlesea 3757 for City of Whittlesea locations
For people aged 65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, referral is via My Aged Care.
For current clients who would like to book or cancel appointments, contact Reception 1300 234 263 for the City of Hume or 9409 8787 for City of Whittlesea locations.
Please provide the following to your first appointment:
- Name and contact details of your regular GP
- A list of medications you currently use
- Completed food diary (provided in the mail)
Allow one (1) hour for your first appointment; there will be a discussion with your Dietitian about your condition and general health, then discuss with you how to best manage your condition.
Interpreters may be arranged, if requested.