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Dietetics

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Feel Better For Life

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What is it?

Dietetics is the science of how the food we eat affects our lives. Specifically, a dietician has an understanding of how the nutritional value of our overall diet and particular foods, affects our ongoing health, likelihood of illnesses and general wellbeing.

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How does it work, to heal you?

With rapidly changing lifestyles and an ageing population, the frequency of chronic disease is escalating. Packaged, processed and fast foods can all affect our health in negative ways – whereas real, wholesome food positively impacts us when it comes to weight management, blood sugar levels, improved digestion, concentration, behaviour and self-esteem. 

Our dietitians apply their skills and knowledge to help you understand how to achieve general good health, combat medical conditions and help prevent disease, by modifying and changing the foods you eat.

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Why are we different?

Our dieticians assess you and your family’s nutritional needs and then interpret how a change in diet or food intake can improve your health. 

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While you’re with us, you’ll enjoy:


  • Friendly, warm and helpful receptionists
  • Individualised holistic care
  • Private billing
  • Minimal waiting times
  • Large comfortable consulting rooms
 
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Dietetic services available:


Our dietitians are qualified to advise you on:

  • Managing all food sensitivities, including food allergies and intolerances
  • Achieving optimal dietary balance
  • Modifying dietary intake for weight loss
  • Management of fussy eating and paediatric feeding disorders
  • Optimising nutrition for a healthy brain and assisting in managing mental health
  • Managing gastrointestinal disease such as Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux
  • Constipation, diarrhoea and/or bloating
  • Dietary management of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dietary management of all forms of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dietary management of an eating disorder
  • Dietary management of Kidney Disease and Liver Disease
 
 

Jacqui Palmer

APD (Paediatric Dietitian)

Jacqui’s deep appreciation for food and the significance it plays in our lives as a source of happiness, energy, vitality and social connectedness is why Dietetics stood out as her calling. In particular Jacqui found her deepest fulfilment working with children who struggle with challenging food issues. Paediatric Dietetics is very specialized and Jacqui has dedicated her career to deep diving into this area, constantly updating her approach as new cutting edge research reveals better ways to overcome the food issues faced by growing numbers of children.

 
 

Kelli Hale

PhD, B.HSc, B.AppSc

Kelli is a published dietetic practitioner-researcher with over 15 year’s practitioner experience in various settings. Kelli is passionate about nutrition interventions to support dietary behaviour change, chronic disease and gastro-intestinal issues.  She is a health coach and has advanced training in motivational interviewing techniques.  Kelli is happy to treat people of all ages to manage a diverse range of conditions and enjoys challenging cases.  She is a self-confessed “foodie” and people person, continuously researching the field of dietetics.

 
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Our Approach


We take an individualised approach that is tailored to you, your needs and daily challenges:

  • We understand, you’ve tried everything. Don’t give up, with our help the right answers to your health and nutritional challenges could be closer than you think
  • We give you simple, straight forward, no-fuss practical advice that you can manage to easily incorporate into your busy schedule
  • We take an integrated holistic team approach to your health
  • We work closely with doctors, exercise physiologists and psychologists to assist those of you with complex issues
  • We believe it’s not just about calorie counting – it’s the right foods you love, in the right balance
  • We’ll help you to learn to love food again, rather than see it as the enemy 
  • We’re experienced, trustworthy, non-judgmental, committed, professional, reliable and supportive.
 

About Dietetics


Dietitians are qualified to:

Understand food science, interpret nutrition science and assess people’s nutritional needs. They also provide advice on nutrition and diet for general good health, special needs or for certain medical conditions.

Below is a list of some of the things that you may need the help of a dietitian for:

  • Managing all food sensitivities including Food Allergy and Food Intolerances
  • Achieving Optimal Dietary Balance
  • Modifying dietary intake for Weight Loss
  • Managing Gastrointestinal Disease such as Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chron’s Disease, Diverticulitis, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux
  • Constipation, Diarrhoea and/or Bloating
  • Dietary management of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dietary management of all forms of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Dietary management of an Eating Disorder
  • Nutrition for Wound Healing and Surgery Recovery
  • Dietary management of Kidney Disease and Liver Disease
  • Management of fussy eating and Paediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Optimising nutrition for a healthy brain and assisting in the management of Mental Health
 

Department Hours & Fees


Paediatric Department  Hours 
Mondays 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Adult Department  Hours 
Mondays 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Alternate Fridays/Saturdays

Paediatric Consultation Fees 
Initial Consultation $140 (60 minutes)
Review Consultation $80 (30 minutes)

Adult Consultation Fees 
Initial Consultation $110 (40 minutes)
Review Consultation $70 (20 minutes)

Adult Billing for Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Referrals from a GP
Initial Consultation $95 (40 minutes) – Medicare Rebate Available of $52.95 so the net out-of-pocket expense is $42.05
Review Consultation $52.95 (20 minutes) – Medicare Rebate available of $52.95 so the net out-of- pocket expense is $0

Cancellation Policy
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.

Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.

Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.