Dietetics / Nutrition

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MPPFG provides a range of comprehensive nutrition services that are individually tailored to help you incorporate healthy changes into your life.

Our nutrition services are detailed below. If you would like to know more about these services please contact us.

Dietitian Services

MPPFG offers personalised dietetic services to complement our holistic approach to health management.

Health and Weight Management

Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APD) take a holistic approach to help you achieve healthy weight goals and optimal health. Our dietitians offer a unique service based on the ‘non-diet approach’. The non-diet approach is a proven method that teaches you how to eat mindfully and intuitively with real food and no dieting. You can find out more about the non-diet approach here.

We use the Non-Diet Approach to work with you at an individual level and teach you life skills and strategies, which will help you to nourish your body, improve your relationship with food and get you out of the diet and weight loss cycle. At the same time you will learn everything you need to know about nutrition and the right type of foods needed to be the healthiest you can be.

The non-diet approach is suitable if you need assistance with any of the following:

  • Yoyo dieting and weight cycling
  • Being a healthier weight
  • Non-hungry eating
  • Emotional or binge eating
  • Increased energy levels
  • General health and fitness
  • High cholesterol, blood sugar or impaired glucose tolerance
  • Any diet related medical condition (e.g. diabetes, heart disease)

Using the non-diet approach means no more meal plans, restricted eating, “good” vs “bad” foods or food diaries. You will instead be provided with tools that will help you to eat intuitively.

What you can achieve with the non-diet approach:

  • Improve your relationship with food
  • Improve your relationship with your body
  • Reduce non-hungry eating
  • Enjoy ALL foods – there is no food you are not allowed to eat
  • Enjoy eating out without anxiety over what to eat
  • Feel comfortable with your body
  • Develop life long skills and habits that will be sustainable

Our ADP can also help you with:

  • Impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance
  • Pre and post-surgery
  • Food allergy and intolerances
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease – including cholesterol and blood pressure management
  • Obesity
  • Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders including coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

We also offer specialty paediatric nutrition services including:

  • Managing food allergies
  • Fussy eating strategies
  • Infant feeding difficulties
  • Constipation
  • Failure to thrive
  • Weight management

 

Sports Nutrition

Our Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitians are trained in clinical nutrition and sports science and provide a range of specialist nutrition services for all athletes (amateur and professional) who are looking to improve performance and achieve sporting goals.

With specialty qualifications in sports nutrition, our dietitian services include:

  • Nutrition strategies for endurance and ultra endurance events
  • Weight management for recreational and elite athletes
  • Maximising energy levels
  • Hydration strategies
  • Decreasing body fat
  • Increasing lean muscle tissue
  • Heart health and general nutrition
  • Our sports nutrition advice is based on the non-diet approach and will help ensure that you are fueling your body in a mindful manner.

Only fully qualified dietitians have the APD credentials and are members of The Dietitians Association of Australia. These credentials mean a minimum of 4 years of University Training as well as hospital internships so you can trust APDs to provide medical nutrition therapy and advice that is based on proven scientific principles.

Our services can be tailored to your individual needs and we also offer group and corporate health and wellbeing programs. In addition to the above services we can arrange:

  • Super market tours
  • In-house nutrition assessments and cooking demonstrations

Initial Consult

Your initial consultation will focus on your life, your health and your priorities. We will work with you to build a customised plan to help meet your lifestyle and health goals. The plan we build together will focus on the non-diet approach and will suit your work, family and social life with a focus on foods you enjoy eating- complete flexibility, no restriction on foods, no meal plans. You will be provided with the relevant resources and tools necessary to implement these strategies.

  • The initial consult will go for 50-60 minutes (couples consults take approximately 60-90 minutes)
  • You may be eligible for a rebate from your private health insurer, please consult your provider
  • You may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare, if you have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). These are arranged by your GP before your appointment.
  • Consultations take place face to face at our clinic, or alternatively on the phone or via skype. Home visits can be made by special arrangement, additional charges are incurred.

Review Consult

Review consultations are an opportunity for us to check how the plan is going and make any adjustments that are required. You may find that some changes are working really well and you notice and feel a difference, whereas other areas may need further strategy adjustments. The review consult is a great time for you to ask questions and provide feedback to the nutrition strategies we have implemented.

During the review consult, we will implement new strategies as required (e.g. mindful eating exercises) and additional resources and recipes will be provided.

  • The review consult will go for 20-30 minutes (couples consults take approximately 45-60 minutes)
  • You may be eligible for a rebate from your private health insurer, please consult your provider
  • You may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare, if you have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). These are arranged by your GP before your appointment.
  • Consultations take place face to face at our clinic, or alternatively on the phone or via skype. Home visits can be made by special arrangement, additional charges are incurred.
  • The frequency of review consults will be determined according to your needs.

Diabetes Groups

Our specialist exercise and nutrition groups for people with diabetes are run by our qualified exercise physiologists and dietitians. If you are eligible for the diabetes group service (as referred by your GP), we offer a specialized nutrition component as part of your 8 group sessions. Topics will include:

  • General healthy eating – how to make the right day to day food choices to maintain a healthy weight and improve general health and wellbeing.
  • Tips to help with weight loss and weight management
  • How to read and understand the nutrition panels on food packaging
  • Portion control
  • Understanding the benefits of dietary for diabetes control

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