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Dietetics

Experts in nutrition, dietitians provide tailored advice to manage health conditions and achieve health goals.

Keeping your Mind & Body Healthy

Core Services of Dietetics

Dietetics in the field of healthcare focuses on promoting and maintaining health through nutrition. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) work with individuals and their families to provide dietary guidance, manage medical conditions, and improve overall well-being. The goals in dietetics can vary depending on the individual’s needs and specific circumstances.

Optimising Nutritional Intake

The primary goal of dietetics is to ensure that individuals receive the necessary nutrients to maintain health and well-being. This can involve developing personalised nutrition plans tailored to an individual's age, gender, activity level, and health status.

Weight Management

Dietitians work with individuals to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Depending on the individual's goals and health needs, this may involve weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance.

Disease Management & Prevention

Dietitians help manage and prevent various health conditions through dietary modifications. These conditions can include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, kidney disease, and food allergies, among others.

Nutritional Education & Meal Planning

Promoting Healthy Eating Habits

Learning about healthy eating habits is vital in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It includes portion control, understanding nutritional content, and reading labels. Dietitians play a crucial role in managing allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, ensuring individuals make safe dietary choices. Additionally, they can create personalised meal plans that consider specific nutritional needs and preferences, promoting a holistic approach to nutrition and overall well-being.

Achieving Health Goals through Personalised Nutrition

Nutrition Services & Lifestyle Changes

Dietetic goals are individualised and established by assessing a person’s dietary habits, health history, and specific health goals. Dietitians create customised nutrition plans and provide ongoing support to help individuals achieve their nutritional objectives, maintain health, and manage medical conditions effectively.

Paediatric Nutirition

Dietitians provide guidance on infant and child nutrition, ensuring that children receive the appropriate nutrients for growth and development.

Geriatric Nutrition

In the elderly population, dietitians focus on addressing the nutritional needs of older adults, including issues related to malnutrition, osteoporosis, and other age-related conditions.

Sports Nutrition

Dietitians work with athletes to optimise their dietary intake for peak performance, recovery, and injury prevention.

Gastrointestinal Health

For individuals with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, dietitians help manage symptoms and improve quality of life through dietary modifications.

Lifestyle & Behavioural Changes

Dietitians support individuals in making long-term dietary and lifestyle changes, offering strategies for behaviour modification and maintenance.

Health & Wellness Promotion

Promoting overall health and well-being is a fundamental goal of dietetics. Dietitians help individuals make healthy choices and develop sustainable habits that contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food

Healthy Eating Habits

Dietitians play a crucial and supportive role in helping individuals who are dealing with eating disorders or disordered eating patterns. They work closely with individuals to rebuild a positive and friendly connection with food. This journey towards a healthier relationship with food is all about supporting recovery and preventing any setbacks or relapses along the way.

Dietitians provide the guidance and tools needed to ensure that individuals can enjoy a happy and fulfilling life where food is no longer a source of distress, but rather a source of nourishment and joy.

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Our Sunshine Community

As allied health professionals, our connection with individuals and the broader community is the cornerstone of our practice. We are committed to building relationships that go beyond medical diagnoses and treatments, emphasising empathy, trust, and open communication.

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Gloria Merinding
Gloria Merinding
2022-07-20
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Anna Pattel
Anna Pattel
2022-07-05
I have a son with extreme behavioural issues. The incredible team at Sunshines have tailored a therapy plan for him and we are seeing amazing success. I have received more help here than I have anywhere in the allied health industry. They have made us feel welcome loved and supported through our journey. My son’s successes is based on the services sunshines has provided. I cannot speak highly enough of Kayla, Jamie and the team.
Chrystal Fimone
Chrystal Fimone
2022-07-01
I have 3 children who attend weekly appointments here, every single therapist/staff member is amazing!! I couldn’t recommend sunshines highly enough, they all go above and beyond for my children. Special mention to physio Lauren. She has been an invaluable support for my daughter and our entire family, I could never thank her enough for everything she has and does do for my baby. Your a rock star ✨
Jocelyn Lutton
Jocelyn Lutton
2022-06-22
The Senior Adults OT assists me with understanding concepts, and gives me the tools to build my skills to meet my goals. I have been working with this OT for the part 6 months and I feel more confident in my day to day living. I have also seen the Physio and Speech Therapy team and have been impressed. I would highly recommend these services to others.
Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith
2022-06-20
Really can't praise this team enough. We're always personally greeted upon coming in, their accomodating with rescheduling and my little ones therapist has taught my little guy so much.
Ms Wood
Ms Wood
2022-06-20
My son absolutely loves Sunshines, he always asks how long until his next visit, not many places I spoke to take older kids nearing teenage years but Sunshines was no problem. It appears hard to get in unless you book well in advance because they are busy but I think been busy says enough in itself - couldn’t be happier with this wonderful company and I love the atmosphere when you walk in- keep up the great work ☺️ Thank you for all your hard work Kate Warner
Lucee Warner
Lucee Warner
2022-06-20
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Jessica Lennox
Jessica Lennox
2022-06-20
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Madison Thompson
Madison Thompson
2022-06-20