Dietitians: healthy eating & nutrition
Looking to improve the way you eat? Manage or prevent diabetes? Just feel healthier? Give the BCH dietitians a call.
Healthy eating and nutrition have long been considered one of the cornerstones of human wellbeing, but it’s not always simple in practise. The dietitians at Ballarat Community Health work within a multidisciplinary team to help you to understand the relationship between food and health. Our team can offer evidence based, non-judgemental support with food and eating, working with you to help meet your needs and support your goals. All dietitians employed at BCH are accredited practising dietitians (APDs) and offer a range of support in many different areas, including:
- general nutrition and healthy eating
- diabetes and prevention of diabetes
- heart health, cholesterol and high blood pressure
- assistance to manage gout through diet
- fussy or selective eating
- improving your relationship with food
- body image concerns
- nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding
- nutrition for healthy ageing
- stomach and gut issues
- food intolerance and allergy
- vegetarian and vegan eating
- loss of strength or energy
- vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- confusion about popular diets.
Our dietetic services are offered at Lucas, Sebastopol and Wendouree (Howitt Street) sites.
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In addition to being a Dietitian, Carmen completed a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2011 and is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator. Carmen is keen to support people living with diabetes to achieve their health goals. As a DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) facilitator Carmen can support people living with Type 1 Diabetes with carbohydrate counting, managing exercise and insulin dose adjustment.
Ballarat Community Health dietitians are also involved in a range of community activities to promote healthy eating and good nutrition in the wider Ballarat region.
For more information about dietetics or to make a booking, please call us on (03) 5338 4500, or have a look at the useful links below: