What is Dietetics?

Dietitians are qualified to provide evidence based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health and also have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy, group dietary therapy and food service management. A dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

Dietitians in Australia who meet strict criteria are eligible to join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program. APD is the only credential for dietitians recognised by Medicare and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and many private health insurers.  Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information. They translate scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice, and practise in line with Dietitians Association of Australia Professional Standards.

Jessica Milliner is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Connect PTS.  She is responsible for assessing the nutritional needs of clients, planning appropriate diets and educating clients and their families.  Jessica is experienced in the areas of fussy/problem eating, mental health and eating disorders, food allergies and intolerances, chronic disease management, malnutrition (underweight and overweight), enteral feeding and the prescription of oral nutrition support.