Janelle Anderson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist
As an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Janelle is tertiary qualified to provide up-to-date and evidence-based nutrition advice for a wide range of nutritional concerns. Janelle has a particular passion for women and children’s health, specifically nutrition for fertility, a healthy pregnancy and providing the best start in life for your baby.
Janelle’s approach focuses on understanding your individual circumstances and assisting you to make realistic, achievable and sustainable diet and lifestyle choices to optimise the health of your and your family.
Who should see a dietitian?
Whether you’re suffering from digestive issues during your pregnancy, have questions about eliminating foods whilst breastfeeding, or need to improve your blood glucose control in diabetes, a dietitian can provide individually tailored advice for your unique situation, beliefs and preferences.
A consultation with a dietitian is recommended for anyone who is suffering from or has concerns about any of the following conditions:
• Infant & toddler nutrition
• Heart disease
• Weight management
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
• Food allergies
• Coeliac Disease
• Vegetarianism / Veganism
• General healthy eating
What can I expect during my initial consultation?
During your initial consultation, the dietitian will gather information on your specific nutritional concerns, your general health, medications, diet, food preferences, cooking habits and lifestyle. You will be provided with tailored information and advice relevant to your individual concerns and nutritional requirements.
What’s the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
The core difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is to do with their level of education and what they focus on in their practice. In a nutshell, a dietitian typically studies 4-5 years at university along with a practical work experience of 6 months or more in a clinical setting. A nutritionist’s university degree is typically shorter in duration.
In practice, a nutritionist will work towards prevention of disease, whilst a dietitian works towards prevention as well as the treatment of illness. Dietitians have the expertise to provide individual dietary counselling, medical nutrition therapy and group dietary therapy. Both nutritionists and dietitians make dietary recommendations based on current scientifically proven knowledge.
Do I need a referral to see a dietitian?
No referral is required to make an appointment with a dietitian. However, if you are suffering from a chronic condition (such as diabetes or heart disease), you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate if referred by your doctor on a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Speak to your doctor to find out if you are eligible.
Book a session with our dietitian today.
Janelle Anderson is available every Thursday at our clinic in Yarraville . If you have any questions please call us on 03 9687 3040, or make an appointment using our secure online booking tool.
Payment for your consultation is required in full at the end of your consult. Sessions can be paid for via cash or credit card.
Sessions are eligible for private health insurance claims. Check your health insurance provider to see if you are covered and for the amount of cover you will receive.