Your diet, your health
An important part of your health care is your diet. That’s why the National Health Co-op employs Accredited Practicing Dietitians to help educate our members on the importance of diet and nutrition.
Accredited Practising Dietitians have the qualifications and skills to modify diets and to treat diseases and conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases and food allergies. Evidence shows that nutrition intervention can significantly improve patient outcomes, resulting in fewer hospital admissions and readmissions, better medical outcomes and improved quality of life.
Our highly skilled dietitians can provide advice in many areas including:
- Aged Care
- Allergy and food sensitivity, elimination and low FODMAP diets
- Cancer management
- Coeliac disease and gluten free diets
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Heart disease including high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Infant and child nutrition including coping with ‘fussy eating’ and weight management in children
- Iron deficiency
- Malnutrition and unintentional weight loss
- Men’s health
- Mental health, depression
- Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, gout
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition
- Vegetarian and vegan nutrition
- Vitamin & mineral deficiencies
- Weight reduction, using a non-diet approach towards improving your health
- Women’s health
If you have a chronic health condition you may be eligible for bulk billed consultations under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (GP Management Plan & Team Care Arrangements) scheme. Please speak to your GP to see if you are eligible.
Private consultations are available at $70 per session for members. Private health rebates may be available; please check with your insurer.
The following resources have been developed by our Dietetics team and are available for your use.
Dietitian services are currently available at our Charnwood and Chisholm clinics in the ACT.
To make an appointment please call (02) 6178 0400.