What is a Dietitian?
Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. Dietitians apply the art and science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease. 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, in line with DAA Professional Standards.
APDs are trained to assess an individual’s diet in order to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s as well as overweight and obesity. APDs can help with everyday healthy eating by translating scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice.
APD is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.
Please visit the Dietitians Association of Australia for more info. http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/find-an-apd/what-is-an-accredited-practising-dietitian/
For me info about Rebecca who is an APD & AN, check out http://www.rebeccagawthorne.com.au/about/