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Nutrition and Dietetics

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics Services

Mater has comprehensive nutrition and dietetics service available to adult, maternity and paediatric patients. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

Patient referrals are triaged according to prioritisation guidelines, and are booked for appointments accordingly. If you have any questions, or for more information, please telephone 07 3163 6000 Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Referrals for patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 2267.

For Patient with Private Health Insurance

To support the demand for nutrition and dietetics services, Mater Health and Wellness* provide services for patients with private health insurance. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

For more information or to make an appointment, please telephone 07 3163 6000 or send your referral direct to Mater Health and Wellness via fax 07 3010 5745.

Adult services

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Nutrition coaching for weight loss (group based)
  • Gastroenterology e.g. coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease
  • Medical e.g. dietary management of heart disease and high cholesterol, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, allergies and food intolerances, general nutritional assessments
  • Nutritional issues encountered during cancer treatments

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Weight management and bariatric surgery
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Sports nutrition
  • Chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease 
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nutritional issues encountered during cancer treatments
  • Allergies and intolerances

Women's and maternal health services  

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Dietary advice for pre-conception, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Nutritional advice during pregnancy, including healthy weight gain
  • Postnatal nutrition care
  • Gynaeoncology services
  • Healthy Start to Pregnancy workshop

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Dietary advice for pre-conception, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Nutritional advice during pregnancy, including healthy weight gain
  • Postnatal nutrition care
  • Gynaeoncology services
  • Optimal Pregnancy Nutrition workshop

Paediatric services  

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

  • General nutrition for normal growth and development
  • Gastroenterology e.g. reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and crohn's disease
  • Medical e.g. faltering growth and feeding difficulties, iron deficiency, fussy eating, food refusal and tube feeding
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Weight management (group based)

Mater Health and Wellness*

  •  General nutrition for normal growth and development
  • Gastroenterology e.g. reflux, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and crohn's disease
  • Medical e.g. faltering growth, iron deficiency, fussy eating, food refusal, weight management eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and tube feeding
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Multidisciplinary Paediatric Feeding Clinic
  • Weight management

*Patients will incur fee for appointments booked with this service. Mater Health and Wellness Clinic staff are recognised providers with private health funds and Medicare. Rebates for services are available where applicable.

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