by David Patras - All Round Health and Community Care
Nutritional counselling is a type of assessment made by a health professional who works with an individual to analyse their diet. The counsellor identifies where change is needed to improve the overall health of the client through diet and nutrition. It is an ongoing process where the nutritional counsellor provides education, information material, support and follow-ups. The nutritional counsellor helps people to set and maintain achievable health goals in regards to their dietary intake.
Nutrition is a significant part of a healthy lifestyle. Energy levels and health declines without proper nutrition, therefore making one susceptible to various health problems. Specialised information is given to the individual to fit their everyday lifestyle once the counsellor assesses current eating patterns of the person. The counsellor will identify situation that may lead to relapse and plan ways to prevent the situation from occurring.
The nutritional counsellor will work with the individual to set goals, maintain changes, assess body weight, identify changes needed and identify possible barriers stopping an individual to change.
Everyone can benefit from nutritional counselling; including people of all ages, pregnant women, vegetarians, the elderly, and people with medical complications.
It is especially beneficial for those who suffer from:
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• Heart disease
• Digestive complications
• Eating disorders
• Organ problems
• Poor nutrition/eating patterns
The benefits to nutritional counselling are endless, however most significantly include:
• Healthier lifestyle and food selections
• Increase in energy
• Better quality sleep
• Reduced symptoms of disease
• Less emotional
• Improved happiness
• Strengthened immune system
• Reduced change of disorders and disease
• Enhanced concentration
For more information, phone All Round Health and Community Care on 1300 309 599