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Dietetics & Nutrition Services in Belconnen

Dietetics & Nutrition | Eat Speak Learn

Our Dietetic services are delivered through a partnership with Eat n Grow.

Dietetics is a staple of the allied health suite of services. It is a clinical area that focuses on the promotion of health through good food and nutrition. A Dietitian provides guidance about how to appropriately manage dietary concerns and balance nutritional outcomes, often a challenge for many parents.

Key areas of support provided include nutritional assessments, dietary advice, meal time management guidance, and support to access nutritional supplementation if required.

Nutritional therapy may include working with clients and their families to assess their developmental and nutritional requirements, as well as assisting them to manage a variety of medical conditions or disability via the use of a specifically tailored diets, play therapy, or nutritional supplementation.

Food service management may include working with childcare centres and schools to provide staff training, menu assessment and planning, and compliance monitoring of therapeutic diets.

Our Dieticians use evidence-based practice to empower parents and their children to participate in a healthy lifestyle. At Eat Speak Learn we enjoy working with parents to develop strategies to make mealtimes enjoyable and attainable for their families. Play based therapy may also be used to support your nutritional goals.

Our Dieticians use evidence-based practice to empower parents and their children to participate in a healthy lifestyle.

Dietetics can be a great complimentary service to speech pathology.

  • Feeding difficulties may involve impaired oral intake that is not age appropriate and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction. It involves challenges with eating and drinking due to sensor challenges, oral motor challenges, environmental impacts and/or swallowing impairments.
  • The Dietitian will work with you to understand the child’s diet history and nutritional intakes.
  • This service is delivered in conjunction with a Speech Pathologist who will observe and possibly touch your child to see how your child moves their lips, jaw, tongue and whole body, both with food and without food.
  • Following an assessment you will receive recommendations on how we can further support your child.

FAQs about Paediatric Dietetics & Nutrition

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, depression and anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac Coeliac
  • Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Management
  • Heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Emotional and Sensory Regulation Issues
  • Disordered eating patterns, or food refusal and restriction
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