Our experienced dietitians work closely with our NDIS clients, to optimise health status through nutrition and lifestyle modification. Our assessments and education methods are personalised and reflect the needs of each client. We also work with people across the lifespan, assisting both children and adults achieve their goals.
How can dietitians support people with a disability?
Dietitians can support those with a disability in a wide variety of ways! Some areas of education include:
– Cooking classes to demonstrate how to cook a healthy meal with flavour.
– Fussy eating assessment using PROP supertaster testing and strategies to manage.
– Bowel issues – constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease, IBS, etc.
– Weight management – body composition analysis, metabolic rate testing, meal plans.
– Strategies to support optimal growth and development.
– Mealtime challenges – avoiding social engagement around food, eating with distractions, refusing to come to the table etc.
Does NDIS funding extend to dietetic services?
Yes, this extends to dietetic services!
Every NDIS client is given a choice regarding their goals of care. This involves empowering clients to determine whether a dietitian could support their nutritional objectives.
In some cases, dietetics is automatically included in a participants’ plan, if judged as “reasonable and necessary”. This decision is made against criteria that apply to funded support. Other measures to meet NDIS funding includes one’s functional capacity. For instance, communication, learning, self-care and social interaction.