Welma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). This credential represents university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information. APDs translate scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice, and practise in line with Dietitians Australia Professional Standards.
Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APD's) understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to diet and nutrition (in other words, what works for one person may be different to what works for another). And the truth is that there are many ways for people to have a healthy diet. APDs can advise and support your patients on the specific nutrition management of many disease conditions, outlined in the who can benefit section.
APD's consider the whole person – that is, each person’s individual and unique profile, such as their medical history, as well as their needs, goals and lifestyle. They also assess the body of scientific evidence and are flexible with the advice and support they offer, on a case-by-case basis.
Being able to tailor nutrition advice to find the best approach for each person is the cornerstone of ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ – it’s what APDs are qualified to do.
The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.
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