Accredited Practising Dietitians
Your professional nutrition and dietetic partners
Find an APD: 1800 812 942
Website: www.daa.asn.au
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) can advise your patients on the specific nutritional management of chronic health conditions. They translate the latest in nutrition scientific into tailored, practical dietary advice to assist patients to manage their condition. Nutritional management should be reviewed by an APD periodically.
Improving patient outcomes through medical nutrition therapy
Improved dietary intakeImproved clinical outcome Taste changes associated with treatmentUndesirable weight change Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic obstructive pulmonary
Coeliac disease
Poor understanding of nutritional management Congestive cardiac failure
Coronary heart disease
Poor understanding of nutritional management Depression
Binge eatingEmotional eatingUndesirable weight change Diabetes
Poor understanding of nutritional management Changes to medication prescribedUndesirable weight change Diarrhoea
Disability - physical or mental
Difficulty chewing, swallowing or feeding selfUndesirable weight change Diverticulosis/diverticulitis
Eating disorders
Poor dietary intake including restrictive dieting Purging, laxative abuse or excessive excercise Weight change or overly concerned with weight Improved eating behaviourShould only be implemented with psychological counselling & support.
*Body Mass Index (BMI) = weight (kg)/height2 (M)
Updated May 2010
Food allergy or intolerance
Poor understanding of nutritional management Managment of symptomsImproved nutritional status Gastro-oesophageal reflux
HIV positive
Prior to or in combination with statin therapy Low HDL-CPoor understanding of nutritional management Hypertension
Elevated systolic and or diastolic blood pressure Inflamatory bowel disease (Crohn’s
disease, ulcerative colitis)
Poor understanding of nutritional management Improved nutritional statusImproved body weight (BMI*) Insulin resistance or impaired
glucose tolerance
Irritable bowel syndrome
Liver disease
Metabolic syndrome
Multiple sclerosis/motor neurone
Difficulty feeding selfUndesirable weight change Understanding nutritional needsSupport and motivation to make dietary changesImproved medical condition Osteoporosis
Parkinson’s disease
Difficulty feeding selfUndesirable weight change Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Renal disease
Elevated urea, creatinine, potassium, phosphate Schizophrenia
Reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes Find an APD: 1800 812 942
Website: www.daa.asn.au
*Body Mass Index (BMI) = weight (kg)/height2 (M)
Updated May 2010

Source: http://www.activate-eatmovelive.com.au/files/Referring_APDs_Jun10.pdf

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