Benefits of seeing an accredited dietitian

Jul 2023

In the modern era of conflicting dietary information and fad diets, it can be challenging to navigate the world of nutrition on your own. That's where the expertise of an accredited dietitian comes into play. Accredited dietitians are qualified healthcare professionals who possess extensive knowledge about food and nutrition, making them invaluable guides on your journey to achieving optimal health.

Personalised Nutrition Plans

Accredited dietitians take a holistic approach to nutrition and understand that every individual has unique dietary needs1. By conducting a thorough assessment of your medical history, lifestyle, and personal goals, they can design personalised nutrition plans tailored to your specific requirements. These plans consider your preferences, allergies, and any medical conditions you may have, ensuring that you receive the most suitable dietary advice.

Science-Based Recommendations

Dietary trends and misinformation can often misguide individuals when it comes to making healthy choices. Accredited dietitians rely on evidence-based research to provide accurate and up-to-date information on nutrition and dietary guidelines2. They stay informed about the latest scientific advancements and can debunk myths, enabling you to make informed decisions about your diet based on reliable information.

Disease Management and Prevention

Diet plays a vital role in managing and preventing various health conditions. Accredited dietitians possess specialised knowledge in areas such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and more3. They can work closely with you and other healthcare professionals to develop dietary strategies that support your treatment plans, promote healing, and manage symptoms. By adopting a well-balanced and personalised diet, you can reduce the risk of chronic diseases and enhance your overall health and wellbeing.

Weight Management

Accredited dietitians can provide guidance and support for weight management goals. They can help you set realistic targets, create meal plans that ensure proper nutrition while controlling calorie intake, and offer strategies for behaviour modification and mindful eating4. With their expertise, they can help you achieve a healthy weight safely and sustainably.

Education and Nutritional Counselling

Accredited dietitians can empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make long-lasting changes to your diet and lifestyle. They can educate you about the nutritional content of various foods, portion sizes, and the importance of a balanced diet5. Additionally, they offer counselling and support to help you overcome barriers and develop healthy habits that align with your goals.

Choosing to consult an accredited dietitian can be a transformative step towards improving your health and wellbeing. With their expertise, personalised guidance, evidence-based recommendations and support, you can navigate the complex world of nutrition with confidence.

Nutrition Consult

MetLife 360Health Nutrition Service offers personalised advice for healthy food choices based on your lifestyle, food preferences, and nutrition-related conditions to meet your wellbeing goals. As a MetLife Customer, it's included in your insurance coverage without any extra fees.

Find out how to access 360Health Nutrition Consult.


  1. Accredited Practising Dietitians - Dietitians Association of Australia
  2. Healthy Eating - Nutrition Australia
  3. Health Conditions and Diet - Dietitians Association of Australia
  4. Weight Management - Dietitians Association of Australia
  5. Individual Consultations - Nutrition Australia

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