What Dietitians Do

Food plays a key role in our physical and mental health and wellbeing. We all have different health challenges so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to food and nutrition. Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) provide personalised nutrition advice and support.

Dietitians understand how nutrition impacts the body and use this knowledge to treat a range of medical conditions. Trained in medical nutrition therapy, dietitians translate scientific nutrition information into dietary advice. They use specialised coaching strategies to improve wellbeing through lifestyle and diet changes.

You can find dietitians in a variety of workplace settings, such as clinics, hospitals, and government public health roles. Dietitians Australia manages the APD program which is the only dietetics credential recognised by the Australian Government.