NDIS & Nutrition

 

As an NDIS participant, you have the world of healthcare at your fingertips. Excitingly, this includes Dietetics.

Nutrition in disability can make a world of change. Whether that be improving mood, behaviour and cognition, giving you the energy and strength to enjoy your favourite activities or improve your gut symptoms. This is in addition to the essentials that proper nutrition is responsible for: Optimal function, Growth and development, Defence against infection, Repair of injury, Physical activity and Mental health. 

 

Unfortunately, achieving adequate nutrition for individuals with a disability can be increasingly difficult due to physical, intellectual, sensory, neurological or psychiatric impairments that lead to unique and complex food and nutrition needs.

That's why our Dietitians here at The Realeatitian are here to offer support and guidance in allowing you not only to meet your NDIS goals, but to help you optimise your health and lifestyle. Our Accredited Practising Dietitians are experienced working with NDIS participants, families, support staff, professionals and others to advise on all nutrition-related matters.

Ultimately, we'll help you achieve the skillset to feel more energised, happier, healthier and fulfilled in your daily life

How we can help

Education

  • Practical healthy eating advice, including meal plans, recipes & tips

  • Training/ education for carers

  • Chronic disease management

  • Advice & support for overweight/ underweight/ malnutrition

Practice

  • Healthy Supermarket Tours

  • Meal preparation and cooking demonstrations

  • Supportive diets and nutrition assistance for chewing and swallowing difficulties

Strategies

  • Strategies to combat stressful mealtimes, food refusal and picky eating

Review

  • Tracking of growth and development in children and adolescents

  • Review of medication regime as many medications can impact nutrition status

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Who we care for

  • Intellectual/ Learning Disability
     

  • Autism
     

  • Mental Illness Associated Disability
     

  • Cerebral Palsy
     

  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) such as
    Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Hemiplegia

     

  • Down Syndrome
     

  • Neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Muscular Dystrophy
     

  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
     

  • Stroke

Condition you're looking for not here, give us a call to see if we're a good match!

Please send all enquiries to info@therealeat.com

Ph: 0406 223 243 l Fax: +613  8648 6399

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