COULD DIETETICS ADVICE HELP YOU AVOID SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES?
A large proportion of those aged over 51 do not meet the recommended daily nutrition requirements and over 70% are overweight or obese, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in a recent report on Nutrition across the life stages.
“Nutrition plays a vital role in tackling many health issues, particularly in later life, and many people just need the right support to make better choices,” says dietitian Penny Oxby.
“That’s why I offer practical advice and tools to do this. This might be help understanding food packaging and labelling, or advice on healthier swaps or substitutes on some of their favourite products.”
Penny is committed to improving lives through good nutrition. Her advice is specific to the individual’s goals and requirements, supporting disease prevention and management, addressing a range of health issues such as weight concerns (excess weight and unplanned weight loss), chronic health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and heart disease; as well as providing simple strategies to maintain a healthy diet.
“Our team appreciate the challenges our clients face and can equip them with the skills and knowledge required to make healthy choices, access nutritious foods, and prepare and cook healthy meals.”
How could a dietitian like Penny help you achieve your health goals?