Dietitians are University trained Nutrition specialists who are clinically trained in providing counselling to individuals and groups on dietary education and healthy eating lifestyles.
An accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) will be registered and comply with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) to deliver best practice guidelines in nutrition management.
An Accredited Sports Dietitian of the Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) body will have met the specific requirements stipulated by this specialist organisation to practice Sports Nutrition.
Dietitians (APDs) differ from Nutritionists (ANs) in that they are trained and qualified to advise patients on the specific nutrition management of chronic health conditions. They translate scientific information into individualised, evidence-based practical advice to assist patients to manage their condition. Nutritional management should be reviewed by an APD periodically.
The overall aim is to improve patient outcomes through medical nutrition therapy (MNT)