Answers to your questions
<strong><em>01</em></strong> Dietitian vs. Nutritionist
An Accredited Sports Dietitian is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has undergone further specialised education and training through the Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA).
<strong><em>02</em></strong> What does a consultation involve?
Review consultations provide you with additional advice as well as accountability, direction and support so that you reach your health, weight or performance goals. The best way to reach your goals is through consistency and accountability. You don’t just go to the gym once and become fit, so why would you see a dietitian once and expect to reach your nutrition, body composition and/or health goals?
<strong><em>03</em></strong> Can I claim my dietitian consultation on my private health insurance?
Members of Befit are offered a ‘gap free’ 20min Introductory to Dietetics appointment. Please note if you do not have private health cover, this appointment will be billed.
<strong><em>04</em></strong> Can I claim my dietitian consultation on Medicare?
The EPC scheme provides 5 Medicare rebated visits to allied health professionals per calendar year. This scheme is for people with a chronic illness such as diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol. To be eligible for this rebate you must have received an EPC plan from your doctor before your consultation with the dietitian. Please bring your Enhanced Primary Care plan with you to your first appointment.
You will be billed the consultation fee and be able to claim your rebate by presenting medicare with your appointment receipt.
<strong><em>05</em></strong> How many sessions will I need?
Once you have your initial issues sorted it is useful to check in every 3-6 months to keep you accountable and on track with your health goals as well as up to date with changes in nutrition information.
<strong><em>06</em></strong> What do I need to bring?
It is particulary useful to keep a food diary for 3 days prior to your appointment, so that we have an idea of what you would ‘normally eat’.
If you are an athlete please bring your current weekly training schedule.