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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?




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