Dietitians support people with disabilities for a range of reasons, including:
- Support and education in eating a nutritious diet
- Underweight or excess weight gain which impacts on physical or social function
- Supporting growth and development in children and adolescence
- Pressure injuries (e.g. poor wound healing, pressure sores)
- Non-oral feeding and tube weaning (such as PEG feeding)
- Supportive diets for difficulties with chewing and swallowing
- Fussy or picky eating, food refusal or limited range of foods eaten which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and poor social or participation outcomes.
- Gastrointestinal issues (reflux, constipation, loose stools, lack of fibre/fluid)
Our dietitians will support you with following:
- Practical healthy eating advice
- Chronic disease management (including diabetes, high cholesterol, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, kidney disease, gastrointestinal conditions)
- Assistance with managing Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and nutritional supplements for PEG feeds.
- Nutrition assistance for texture modified diets such as soft and puree.
- Advice for overweight, underweight or malnutrition
- Meal planning, recipes and meal ideas
- Meal preparation and cooking (we can provide cooking classes in the home)
- Healthy supermarket tours
- Training and education for carers