Emma Mits

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Specialising in Nutrition in Older Age and Dementia

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0400 721 038

Frequently Asked Questions


What does a dietitian do?


Dietitians apply the art and science of human nutrition to help people understand the relationship between food and health and make dietary choices to attain and maintain health, and to prevent and treat illness and disease. 


Dietitians are trained and qualified to:

  • Collect orgainse and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and populations.
  • Interpret scientific information and communicate information, advice, education and professional opinion to individuals, groups and communities.
  • Manage client centred nutrition care through planning and educating people on their individual nutritional needs and ways of accessing and preparing their food.

Reference: http://daa.asn.au/universities-recognition/dietetics-in-australia/definition-of-a-dietitian-for-migration-purposes/




What's the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?


The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that, in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.

Therefore, in Australia, all dietitians are considered to be nutritionists however, nutritionists without a dietetics qualification cannot take on the specialised role of a dietitian.

There is no industry specific assessing authority that assesses the qualifications of nutritionists who are not dietitians.


​Reference: 
http://daa.asn.au/universities-recognition/dietetics-in-australia/distinction-between-dietitian-and-nutritionist/



Are all dietitians the same?


​Dietitians are well known for being highly diligent, hard working and caring professionals. If a dietitian is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) they will have completed a qualification recognised by the Dietetics Association of Australia (DAA) and are required to complete ongoing professional development to keep this accreditation.


Like most health professionals, dietitians can specialise in different areas and come with different levels of experience in each area. We are all able to provide the same services, however it is optimal to choose a professional who is experienced in the area of dietetics you require assistance in as this dietitian is more likely to meet your needs


Emma's main area of experience and specialty is in nutrition in older age and dementia.



Do you travel anywhere?


Emma operates out of Kilsyth, VIC, the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. When offering in home services, some travel is to be expected. Emma would love to reach every single person, but unfortunately in the effort to run a successful business sometimes this just isn't possible


If you live a distance from Kilsyth please still give Emma a call and we can see if we can work something out.



Can your services covered by private health insurance?


All private health insurers are different and have different levels of cover. It is best to check directly with your provider.



Dietitian or Dietician?


Both words mean exactly the same thing.


Dietitian (with a 'T') is the Australian spelling.

Dietician (with a 'C') is the American spelling.


Additional Travel for all Services (>20km from Kilsyth, VIC)

It would be a delight to still provide you with services if you live >20km from Kilsyth, a little more just needs to be charged to cover additional travel expenses.


Additional travel charged at $1.00 per km >20km from Kilsyth.

Additional Travel for all Services (>20km from Kilsyth, VIC)

It would be a delight to still provide you with services if you live >20km from Kilsyth, a little more just needs to be charged to cover additional travel expenses.


Additional travel charged at $1.00 per km >20km from Kilsyth.

Additional Travel for all Services (>20km from Kilsyth, VIC)

It would be a delight to still provide you with services if you live >20km from Kilsyth, a little more just needs to be charged to cover additional travel expenses.


Additional travel charged at $1.00 per km >20km from Kilsyth.

Additional Travel for all Services (>20km from Kilsyth, VIC)

It would be a delight to still provide you with services if you live >20km from Kilsyth, a little more just needs to be charged to cover additional travel expenses.


Additional travel charged at $1.00 per km >20km from Kilsyth.