Dietary Services

Dietary Services

Keeping you healthy inside and out

Our Dietitians are approved under the NDIS.

Dietitians can work with clients under the NDIS to improve their health, wellbeing and independence. We can work with those who are self-managed or managed through an agency. Services can be claimed under Improved Health & Wellbeing and Improved Daily Living (depending on goals).

Our Dietitians offer a person-centred focus in supporting clients with cognitive, physical, sensory, neurological and intellectual limitations under the NDIS.

Planning ahead and addressing nutritional needs starts with shopping. Our team will be there by your side to help you create your shopping list and support you while you shop.

How it works

ECC Dietitians will communicate with you and listen to you to understand your specific nutrition needs. If you wish, we can also involve your carers, family, and support workers in the creation of a plan, that will lead to improve your independence, build your capacity in nutrition and meet your individual goals. We will then help you help you choose your nutrition interventions.

Our Dietitians will work collaboratively with other health care professionals as part of your multidisciplinary team to maximise your outcomes. We offer customised approaches to suit your needs, ensuring that access to our services is made easy for you.

At your initial appointment, the Dietitian will undertake a thorough nutrition assessment and discuss your goals under their NDIS plan. This will be followed by a plan of support that will help you to achieve your goals.

Our Dietitians also provide:

  • Practical resources and support to assist with eating, feeding and cooking including portion tools and meal time feeding resources, shopping tours, food safe handling, enhanced recipe and meal development.
  • Guidance on eating out and eating socially, including how to choose suitable foods from fast food outlets and menus.
  • Assistance with managing Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and medical grade nutritional supplements i.e. PEG – percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy. Adherence to PEG feeding regimes, how to order feeds and consumables, troubleshooting and education on caring for the PEG site and equipment.
  • Education is available to carers in all of these areas.

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 which impacts physical or social function
  • Supporting optimal growth and development
  • Non-oral feeding (tube feeding) and tube weaning

More About the NDIS

To find out if you can access the NDIS and/or register your interest please use the MY ACCESS CHECKER on the website: www.australia.gov.au/ndis

The NDIS will work with you to identify the supports you may need to live your life, taking into consideration your health and wellbeing, independence, involvement in community, education and employment. This will involve meeting with a planner to discuss your needs and goals and to develop a plan.

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