Dietician

These are some of the things that dieticians working in the mental health sector tell us they do

 

  • assess, and monitor physical health providing interventions using nutritional science

  • primarily concerned with risk reduction and treatment of cardiometabolic disease, but also malnutrition and gastrointestinal abnormalities.

  • a core role is to support consumers to make healthy lifestyle choices in regards to food. There is a known secondary effect on mental health when physical health is optimized.

  • nutrition/diet disease counselling, service development

  • facilitate shopping and cooking groups as nutritional therapy

 

How does your answer compare with what the dieticians say they do?