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Disability/NDIS work

How can dietitians support people with disability?

Dietitians can support people with disability in a range of areas. Some of the areas include:

  • Supporting diets for people who experience difficulties with chewing and swallowing

  • Fussy eating or resistant/picky eating

  • Stressful mealtimes and other mealtime challenges such as food refusal, not coming to the table, eating with distractions or avoidance to eat socially

  • Bowel issues (e.g. constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease, limited fluid/fibre intake)

  • Pressure injuries (e.g. poor wound healing, prevention of pressure areas)

  • Limited range of foods eaten which can lead to nutritional deficiencies and poor social or participation outcomes

  • Excessive weight gain impacts physical or social function

  • Supporting optimal growth and development

  • Non-oral feeding (tube feeding) and tube weaning

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