University qualified nutrition experts
Dietitians are university qualified experts in the field of human nutrition and diet therapy. An Accredited Practising Dietitian is a dietitian who has undertaken a recognised dietetic qualification and registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia, the peak national body for dietitians in Australia. In order to maintain Accredited Practising Dietitian status, dietitians must complete the minimum number of hours of Continuing Professional Development each year and adhere to a strict professional code of ethics.
Why choose an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
When you book a consultation with an Accredited Practising Dietitian you can trust that you are receiving expert nutrition advice that is based on sound scientific evidence. Just like doctors and many others within the medical field, Accredited Practising Dietitians abide by the oath first, do no harm. This means that we are ethically bound to administer therapeutic approaches that have been proven safe, as well as effective.
Accredited Practising Dietitian is the only dietetic credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, Dept. of Veterans Affairs and private health insurance companies. Because of this, when you book a consultation with an APD you may be eligible for a rebate to help with the cost of your consultation.
Is your dietitian an APD?
All Allied Nutrition dietitians are Accredited Practising Dietitians. If you are currently working with another dietetic company and would like to check that your dietitian is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, you can use this search tool on the Dietitians Association of Australia website.