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Nutrition and Dietetics

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics Services

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

For adult weight management and healthy lifestyle coaching, we recommend referring your patients to the free Get Healthy QLD program.

For lifestyle management of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults, we recommend referral to the free QLD Health COACH program.

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 Patients with Private Health Insurance, NDIS funded, or who are Medicare ineligible

To support the demand for nutrition and dietetics services, Mater Health and Wellness* dietitians provide private services for adult, maternity and paediatric patients..

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.

Women's and maternal health services  

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians with an expertise in women's health provide personalised nutrition assessment, education, support and guidance to women during all stages of:

  • Pre-conception; including PCOS and improving fertility
  • Pregnancy; including nutritious diets, managing weight gain, and managing diabetes in pregnancy
  • Postnatal care; including advice for breastfeeding mothers and advice to get back into shape after pregnancy.

Women receiving care at the Mater Mothers antenatal clinic will be seen in this service through direct referral (no external referrals are accepted).

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.

Paediatric services  

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

No public services available.

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.

Adult services

Mater Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Modified ketogenic diets for epilepsy (must be referred by a neurologist)
  • 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
  • Weight loss required prior to surgery or patients with significant co-morbidities.

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Weight management and bariatric surgery
  • Chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease 
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nutritional issues encountered during cancer treatments
  • Allergies and intolerances
  • Modified ketogenic diets for epilepsy (must be referred by a neurologist)
  • Chronic kidney disease (must have a renal specialist, however a GP can write the referral).

*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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