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Nutritionist & Dietitians

Accredited nutrition specialists (APD, RNutr or AN) are degree qualified professionals, who are trained to provide accurate nutrition, dietary and lifestyle assessments in order to improve the health of people and communities. Nutrition specialists work with different population groups within Australia and these include;

  • General populations (healthy)

  • Individuals living with digestive disorders or metabolic conditions

  • The elderly, children, families

  • People undergoing surgery

  • Community services; disability, aged care, child care, other

  • Pregnant women and women's health areas

  • Sports people/ athletes

  • Those living with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity etc

Health Promotion Officers

Health promotion is the field of health care that focuses on educating, promoting and improving health and lifestyle for individuals, families, communities and populations as a whole. People that work in this specialised field usually have a background in public health or health education and are driven to find and provide ways in which they can help support or assist others achieve wellbeing. Health promotion specialists look at the whole picture by reviewing the person as an individual as well as the community and the environment in which they live in. 
World Health Organization Ottawa Charter definition: "Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realize aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living." 

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