Simply Nutrition Dietitians provides dietetic services from Samford Valley Medical Centre. This is an ideal location for all residents and businesses in the Samford Valley area along with those that live in the surrounding areas of Cedar Creek, Yugar, Draper, Highvale, Draper, Wights Mountain , Camp Mountain and Ferny Hills. Appointments can be made by calling the Simply Nutrition Dietitians office directly on 07 5448 4459 or by emailing through the contact us section of this website.
The main difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that a dietitian has undertaken complex and extensive studies under supervision involving clinical nutrition, human nutrition, food service management and medical nutrition therapy.1 As a result of their substantial studies, a dietitian is considered a dietitian and a nutritionist, however a nutritionist without a degree in dietetics cannot practice as a dietitian.1
Does a dietitian only help with weight loss?
No, a dietitian is trained in many areas of human nutrition and assists people in understanding the relationship between diet and disease. A dietitian can provide you advice on a wide range of topics including but not limited to:
Diabetes- type 1, type 2 and gestational
Heart health such as high cholesterol
Gastrointestinal health such as IBS, celiac disease, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhoea, constipation
Antenatal and postnatal
Food allergies and intolerances
Do dietitians put people on ‘Diets’?
No, a dietitian helps you to implement healthy lifestyle choices and works with you to ensure their recommendations fit in with your likes/dislikes and more importantly your life!!
Is a dietitian going to ask me to make a lot of changes all at once?
No, a dietitian works with you to make a series of small changes over a period of time. They may even ask you to do only 1 thing per week!! It is important to make sure you tell the dietitian if you are having trouble implementing a change as they can provide you with the support to make healthy choices easier choices.
Do all dietitians have a perfect diet, free from all unhealthy foods?
No, they still have taste buds!! The reason most dietitians have chosen their profession is because they have a love for food! They believe in moderation and incorporating a wide variety of foods into the diet (yes including chocolate and wine!) along with an active lifestyle.
References: 1. Dietitians Association of Australia. Becoming a Dietitian. 2010. [cited 2011 January 19] Available from: http://www.daa.asn.au/index.asp?pageID=2145833487