Dietitian Services in the Shire

From overall health and diet to nutrition and wellbeing, Shire Doctors and Dentists are here to help you.

Are you looking for a reliable and qualified dietitian in the Sutherland Shire to help you better your health and wellness through improved diet choices? At Shire Doctors and Dentists, we have an accredited dietitian available who can help you with issues related to digestion, gut health, and general wellness.  

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What Does A Dietitian Do?

Dietitians are trained professionals who understand how food and nutrition impact the body and they apply this knowledge to treat a range of conditions. Dietitians can work across a variety of fields including patient care, private practice, food industry, research, and sports nutrition.

In our case, our dietitians’ goal is to offer food and nutrition information, supporting patients in improving their overall health. We want you to leave your appointments with new knowledge about how your body functions and how to look after it properly, so you can properly care for yourself. We give you feedback and advice on your diet and health condition, helping you to set food-related goals.

When Should I See A Dietitian?

Some of the main reasons for using a dietitian’s services are for weight loss and handling specific dietary requirements. A dietitian understands and can suggest scientific-based methods, such as meal planning, to ensure that all nutritional needs are met on a weight loss journey.

Dietitians are also trained to get to the bottom of binge eating habits and compulsive behaviours linked to food. If you have any of the following conditions, a dietitian can help you build a scientific plan for healthy nutritional intake:

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How Does A Dietitian Help With Weight Loss?

In 2018, an estimated 2 in 3 Australians aged over 18 were found to be overweight or obese – that’s almost 12.5 million of us. We know that being a healthy weight looks different for everyone, and it has been proven time after time that maintaining a healthy weight helps you to enjoy the best quality of life. In addition, it assists you in lessening your risk for developing a number of chronic diseases and mental health conditions.  

With the help of evidence-based weight loss methods, qualified dietitians offer the support you need to lose weight successfully and in a safe manner. The Shire Doctors and Dentists team also acknowledges that losing weight isn’t only about food and diet, but it also relates to changing behaviours and lifestyles.

The experienced dietitians at Shire Doctors and Dentists support people from all works of life to achieve improved health and wellbeing, by offering tailored advice to meet their needs and goals. Call now to book a consultation.

Dietary Requirements: Allergies and food intolerances

Food allergies affects 1 in 10 infants and about 2 in 100 adults in Australia. Whereas food intolerance is a term that is used to describe a range of adverse reactions to foods, causing symptoms after consumption.

Food allergies and intolerances have led to many Australians having to navigate and follow dietary requirements, otherwise, they can fall very sick or even risk death in anaphylactic patients. Your dietitian will provide relevant diet and nutrition advice to support you with specific dietary requirements, including assistance with food challenges and elimination diets, to maintain good health while living with a food allergy or intolerance. 

What Does It Cost To See A Dietitian?

The cost of dietitian services varies from clinic to clinic, and Medicare covers part of the cost (if your doctor refers you). Otherwise, if you are a member of a private health fund, some of the costs may be covered, but check with your insurance company first. 

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Meet Our Shire Dietitian

Sonya Cheung​
Clinical Dietitian

I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about empowering others to make sustainable lifestyle changes. I endeavour to provide personalised interventions according to clients’ cultural background, preferences and needs as I understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
I aspire to be a compassionate and supportive dietitian, utilising my knowledge and experiences to help and guide my clients making positive changes to their diet and develop positive relationship with food.

For Dietitian Services in the Sutherland Shire: Visit Shire Doctors and Dentists

The dietitian team at Shire Doctors and Dentists aims to provide tailored advice and support to guide you towards improved nutrition and diet choices to better your overall health and wellbeing. We listen to your needs and goals and use our experience and knowledge to devise recommendations and plans to reach your desired outcome.

We are fully committed to providing the best possible treatment for every patient that we see. Call on (02) 9063 8650 or leave us an online message and our team will get back to you to answer your questions and assist you with making an appointment!