Clinical Dietitian | NDIS Registered & Approved

Clinical Dietitians for People Living with Disability – We Come to You!

Active Ability’s NDIS approved dietitians help people with disability enjoy improved health and wellbeing by providing personalised nutritional assessment and advice.

What you eat can significantly impact your physical and mental health. Our dietitians aim to support you to feel and function better through the right dietary choices.

As mobile service providers, our skilled, friendly team of dietitians will come to you. We can visit your home, workplace, or preferred local facility.

Because we specialise in supporting people with disability, our team are highly experienced in working with people who have intellectual disability, mental illness or neurological conditions.

With no wait times or travel charges, we can quickly get you on the road to better health and quality of life through improved nutrition.

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Why dietetics is important

At Active Ability, our dietitians are university-qualified health professionals who understand how to use food and drink to support good health and wellbeing, reduce chronic disease risk and manage special dietary needs.
Research shows that a healthy, balanced diet has many health benefits, including:

  • Reduced risk of certain diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers
  • Providing essential nutrients needed by the different body systems, such as the nervous, musculoskeletal and immune systems
  • Supplying adequate levels of nutrients for healthy growth and development
  • Prevention of nutrient deficiency diseases
  • Helping to maintain a healthy body weight
  • Improved energy levels
  • Better mood

How can a clinical dietitian help?

Active Ability’s NDIS registered dietitians are skilled at supporting people with disability make dietary choices for better health. We use nutrition information and education to help you achieve your goals.

We will complete an assessment and provide recommendations based on your needs, medical history and current eating habits. Then, we’ll give you the tools and support to put our recommendations into place.

Examples of how a clinical dietitian might help include:

Creating a dietary plan to assist with weight gain or loss
Advice and Support pertaining to fussy eating
Implementing a texture-modified  diet to reduce a choking risk
Advice on grocery shopping
Training in food label reading
Advice on swapping to low sodium foods
Managing food allergies and intolerances
Helping you minimise sugar cravings
Eating for healthy blood sugar levels
Eating for better mood
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Do you have NDIS Funding?

NDIS dietetic services can be arranged through two NDIS Capacity Building funding categories.

1. Improved health and wellbeing
2. Improved daily living

To learn more about our clinical dietitians & dietetics funded by the NDIS, get in touch with us.

How to arrange NDIS services with Active Ability

Like more information before arranging your service agreement with Active Ability? Contact us via the button below or call us on (02) 8678 7874 (Monday to Friday). One of our wonderful team members will gladly answer your questions.

If you’re keen to get started with an NDIS registered dietitian and ready for a service agreement, please fill out our NDIS referral form via the link below.

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Along with NDIS dietitian services, Active Ability offers:

Physiotheraphy

Exercise Physiology

More about our mobile clinical dietitian service

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What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians use food as medicine!

When it comes to food and nutrition, dietitians are the trained experts. Clinical dietitians help treat and manage a wide range of conditions and their side effects including Autism and fussy eating, Peg feeding, texture-modified diets related to muscle wastage and choking risk, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances, disordered eating, overweight and obesity

Many people think of a dietitian as someone who simply helps with weight loss, but this is not the case at all! Dietitians provide expert advice for people of all ages, in all stages of health.

With experience in a range of conditions, as well as a special understanding when it comes to people living with a disability, our NDIS registered dietitians provide real and reliable advice. We will equip you and your support people with the knowledge and skills to take control of your own health.

We like to think of our clinical dietitians as nutritional scientists, who translate scientific research into practical advice with a focus on real, wholefoods.

Active Ability’s clinical dietitians see clients throughout Sydney’s Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, and Southwest Sydney as well as Sutherland Shire, Parramatta City, Ryde City, Blacktown City, Wollongong, and The Hills Shire.