SSPC Southern Suburbs Physio | Dietetics
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What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are university qualified professionals who have the qualifications and skills to translate scientific research into practical dietary and lifestyle advice. APDs need to meet detailed criteria developed by the Dietitians’ Association of Australia.

Depositphotos_29073429_s-2015These include:
– holding a qualification from an accredited university course
– being a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia
– taking part in ongoing professional training and education to keep up to date with advances in health and food science
– and a commitment to the association’s code of professional conduct and code of ethics

Who is the dietitian?

East Bentleigh – Nicole Moroney is an experienced accredited practising dietitian, accredited nutritionist and founder of Best Food Forward. She can be contacted directly on 9576 7336 and consults on Wednesdays.

Parkdale – Chris Rauch is also an accredited practising dietitian and is at Parkdale on Tuesdays and Saturdays. He can be contacted on 9584 2000.

Who can benefit from the dietitian?

Dietitians can assist individuals achieve better health and give advice regarding the management of many medical conditions including:
– diabetes
– high cholesterol
– high blood pressure

Dietitian can also provide professional, practical and personal advice for:
– healthy eating during pregnancy
– toddler and child nutrition
– weight management

If you, like many others, have tried several diets in an effort to lose weight you may wish to learn more about a non-diet approach to weight management, We discuss how to achieve and maintain a healthier weight without following a strict diet and while still enjoying food.

Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral to see the dietitian unless you are eligible for a medicare rebate.

Can I claim through medicare?

In certain circumstances medicare rebates may be available for clients who have complex needs and are referred by their doctor. Ask your doctor if this applies to you.

Can I claim on my extras for Private Health Insurance?

You may be able to claim a rebate from your private health insurer, depending on your level of cover. Some funds have very good dietetic rebates, so please check with your health fund to determine your eligibility

We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.