What is a dietitian?

Dietitians are university-qualified health professionals who translate food and nutrition science into practical advice. Dietitians understand how your body works and how to promote good health and improve the management of particular medical conditions through food and drink.

Dietetic services

At Shell Cove Family Health, dietitian services are available for infants, children, teenagers and adults.  Make an appointment with our dietitian for support to simply optimise general health or for specific nutrition concerns or conditions.

Dietitian services can be accessed with or without a GP referral. Eligible clients may be able to access subsidised appointments with a GP referral – talk to your GP or a member of our reception team for more information.

Dietitian appointments are available for children of all ages – from infants to adolescents. Our dietitian has completed additional training in paediatric nutrition and has experience in working with children and families with a wide range of nutritional concerns. Our dietitian can provide evidence-based and practical advice to families for general healthy eating or for specific nutrition concerns or medical conditions, including:

  • Fussy eating and feeding difficulties
  • Slow growth
  • Weight management
  • Introducing solids
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Nutrient deficiencies such as iron deficiency
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation
  • Coeliac disease
  • Autism / ADHD
  • Children with special needs
  • Enteral feeding

Our dietitian can provide practical, evidence-based nutrition advice to improve your health and wellbeing or improve chronic disease. A consultation with our dietitian can assist with a range of conditions including:

  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • PCOS
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight management
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Osteoperosis
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Malnutrition

Unsure what to expect?

Are you worried you'll be told about all the things you shouldn’t be eating and to eat foods you dislike?


Our dietitian will work with you to set realistic goals and develop strategies that suit you.

Call 02 4220 8800 to book an appointment

Our dietitian holds the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential.
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APDs meet rigorous standards for ongoing professional learning every year to ensure the advice provided to clients is based on current scientific evidence.