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