The dietitians at Ballarat Community Health work within a multidisciplinary team to help people to understand the relationship between food and health. All dietitians employed at Ballarat Community Health are Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs).
During an initial appointment the dietitian will:
- Assess your diet, lifestyle and physical activity levels.
- Provide appropriate information on healthy eating.
- Help you set and reach achievable healthy eating goals.
People see dietitians for a range of reasons including:
- General healthy eating
- Diabetes and prevention of diabetes
- Heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
- Poor appetite
- Digestive health including constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Infant feeding
- Fussy eating in children
Individual appointments are offered at Ballarat Community Health's Sebastopol, Cooinda and Lucas sites, as well as outreach services to Smythesdale, Haddon, Rokewood and Bannockburn.
Healthy Lifestyle Programs
Dietitians at Ballarat Community Health facilitate a range of healthy lifestyle programs, including:
Supermarket Tours & Label Reading Workshops
A 90 minute session in either a local supermarket or at a Ballarat Community Health centre where participants can learn how to read food labels to help make it easier to choose healthier options.
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.
Healthy Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) Program
HEAL is a lifestyle modification program that enables participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours. HEAL consist of 8 weekly group exercise sessions as well as individual consultations pre- and post-program and 5 and 12 month follow-up health consultations.
For more information go to: HEAL Program
- Nutrition A-Z
- Eat for Health
- Nutrition Australia
- Nutrition and Diabetes
- Diabetes Resources Fact Sheets
To find out more about these or other services at Ballarat Community Health drop in to a site near you, or call our central phone number: (03) 5338 4500.
Adult Better Health Program
The Adult Better Health Program is a group based weight management program for adults.
DAFNE - Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating
Managing your type 1 diabetes through education on what foods to eat and when.
Diabetes Annual Review Clinic
Do you have Diabetes? If yes, when did you last see a diabetes educator and a dietitian?
The dietitians at Ballarat Community Health work within a multidisciplinary team to help people to understand the relationship between food and health. All dietitians employed at Ballarat...
Life! Diabetes, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
A lifestyle modification program that helps you adopt healthy behaviours and a more active lifestyle to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do It!) 7 - 13 years
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition... Do It!) is a fun 10 week course for families with children aged 7 to 13 whose weight is above the healthy range for their age and height.
Toddler Better Health Program - 2-4 years (previously MEND)
The program is evidence-based, multi-component and fun! It combines active play, healthy eating advice and behaviour change for families in a group setting.