What is a Nutritionist?
The word 'Nutritionist' isn't a legally protected name in Australia. Due to this, it is important to make sure the Nutritionist you would like to see is a fully qualified health professional. University qualified Nutritionists have undertaken study in food science, eating behaviour and how nutrition affects our health. They will also be registered with a governing body, for example, I am a registered practitioner with the Complementary Medicines Association (CMA). The best way to make sure you are seeing a qualified Nutritionist is to check that they hold full membership with a governing body.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Yourself, of course! It is also encouraged that you bring a note pad with any questions you may have (this is purely so you don't forget to ask; this consult is your time so we want to make sure you get all the information you need from us).
You are welcome to bring a note pad and pen if you would like. However, be assured that we will send out a consultation summary for you after the appointment. This way you will have access to all the information discussed!
Can I get a rebate through my private health insurance?
I am a registered provider with the following major health funds: AHM, CUA Health, gmf, MDHF, Westfund Health Insurance, Apia, Health Partners, Suncorp, Quantas Assure, AAMI, Australian Unity, CBHS, Grand United, HBF, Medibank and NIB.
If you have health insurance with any of these providers, and are covered for consults with a Nutritionist, then you will be able to get a rebate.
What happens in a Nutrition Consult?
During your Initial consult we will discuss the following:
- any supplements and medications you are taking
- any medical conditions or food allergies you have
We will then discuss your current dietary and lifestyle habits and how they are affecting your health and well being. During your consult you are encouraged to ask any and all questions you may have as this is your time! We will then discuss your goals and tailor an individual plan encompassing eating and lifestyle recommendations best suited to your needs.
Do I need to pay at the time of booking?
No you do not. We recommend that you pay through bank transfer or paypal once your booking time and date have been confirmed. However, you can pay cash at the time of your consult or be invoiced. We do not have eftpos facilities.
Why are the consults for children 13 years and under a different price?
Here at Better Living Nutrition, we understand the costs associated with looking after your children. For this reason, we offer a discounted rate.
Do you offer Student and Senior Discount?
Yes we do, If you are over the age of 13* and at school or university you can receive 10% off your consult. Just let us know before you pay.
A senior discount of 10% is available. Just let us know before you pay.
*Student discounts are not available for students under the age of 14 as you already receive the discounted child's rate.