What is a Dietitian?
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is a university-trained, health professional, in the area of food and nutrition. We have a deep understanding of the body, and the role of nutrition to nourish healthy individuals, and treat those with medical conditions.
APDs provide practical advice based on scientific health and nutrition research. In order to ensure advice is both credible and up-to-date, APDs are required to undertake ongoing training and education, to maintain APD status.
A dietitian is also an accredited nutritionist. A nutritionist without a dietetics degree, is not recognised by Medicare, DVA and private health insurers, and cannot take on a dietitian role.