How is Be Well Fed different from other dietitians?
Traditionally, Accredited Practising Dietitians see clients in a clinic much like when you head off to the local doctors. They meet you, learn about you and work with you to design a personalised set of strategies to reach your food & nutrition goals.
But back at home in the kitchen and faced with the prospect of cooking a healthy meal, you just don’t know where to start. Sound familiar?
This is where we come in. We aim or to be hands-on. This means we provide workshops, classes and in-kitchen cooking consults.
Designed to suit any budgets, we also have a range of workshops to build confidence and skills in the kitchen and help you feed yourself and your family healthy and nourishing food.
Over a period of 3 or 6-months your dietitian will work along side you to develop a personalised health & nutrition action plan. They will not only develop the action plan with you but help you implement it over this time & coach you towards success. Each package includes a initial dietitian consultations, follow-up appointments also known as a review, a one-on-one cooking class + more.
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?
A Nutritionist is a tertiary qualified nutrition professional although these days you can do an online course and call yourself a nutritionist. Qualified Nutritionist’s provide a range of nutrition services related to general healthy eating, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health.
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is also a tertiary qualified nutrition professional that is regulated by the Dietitians Association of Australia. This means there are a set of criteria we must follow to maintain our Accreditation and we are bound by a Code of Conduct.
APD's can provide individualised nutrition advice to a range of people with different health conditions – we call this medication nutrition therapy.
As well as working with individuals, dietitians can work with community groups, public health, general healthy eating, foodservice, become a nutrition consultant for food industry, be a nutrition writer, work with the media and/or get into nutrition research.
In Australia not all Nutritionists are dietitians but all Accredited Practising Dietitians are Nutritionists.
Do I book an initial dietitian consultation or a review?
An initial consult is the very first appointment you make with us. It involves your dietitian spending up to an hour with you in order to get to know you, your lifestyle, your medical history and diet. After an initial consultation, you dietitian will design a personalised plan just for you and set you up for reoccurring review appointments. Review appointments can be one-off or reoccurring.
Payment and Fees
Do you accept private health insurance?
Great! We offer no GAP (you pay nothing) on doctor referrals as long as your doctor has assigned at least one chronic disease management appointment with our dietitian to you. To book, head to 'Book Now' and select initial appointment if you have not been a regular patient of ours before. The cost will state $95 however, there is no need to pay this at the time of an appointment with an DVA or EPC referral. For more details or if you are unsure, contact us on 0421 788 116. Doctor referrals can be faxed to (07) 56096029.
I have a referral from my doctor, how much will the consultation be?
How do I book a free appointment?
We offer no fee for our patients with a referral from a doctor and the associated Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) otherwise known as a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Each year, you may be entitled to 5 dietitian appointments. Please discuss this will your doctor to determine if you are eligible. DVA patients with the appropriate referral will pay nothing. To book, head to 'Book Now' and select initial appointment if you have not been a regular patient of ours before. The cost will state $95 however, there is no need to pay this at the time of an appointment with an DVA or EPC referral. Any questions, please call 0421 788 116.
What exactly is involved in a hands-on coaching consult?
Once you have booked a time and date, you will receive a pre-consult questionnaire. This is designed to get to know you better so we can focus on being practical in the kitchen. Bec will then give you a call to chat about the consult, what to expect and to define the goal for our time in the kitchen.
Is food included in the cooking consult?
My kitchen or yours?
At this stage, we are only small and don’t have our own kitchen to see in clients in therefore it’s your kitchen we will be running the consult in. However, want to learn in a different kitchen? We are more than happy to hire out a kitchen for the cooking consultations (fees apply)
I am not located on the Gold Coast or Brisbane - can I still book a cooking consult?
Absolutely! You can still book a consult. Exceeding an hour radius of the Gold Coast and there will be additional fees to cover our travel expenses however feel free to contact our team to chat about your options.