Nutrition and Dietetics

Achieve your health goals with expert advice and support from our Dietitian.

 

What we offer:

Our Dietitian can give advice about food and nutrition to help with:

  • pre-diabetes – impaired glucose intolerance
  • diabetes – type 1 and type 2
  • heart disease
  • high Blood Pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • weight loss or weight gain
  • managing food allergies and food intolerances, such as coeliac disease and FODMAPS
  • loss of appetite
  • chewing difficulties
  • nutritional deficiencies, such as iron deficiency or anaemia and vitamin D deficiency
  • food preparation and cooking
  • planning
  • reading food labels
  • clarifying mixed messages from the media.

Our services are:

  • low cost or free
  • culturally sensitive
  • tailored to you and your lifestyle
  • available in languages other than English.

Eligibility

Our Dietitian is funded by the Home and Community Care (HACC) program to specifically help groups of people who are often at greater risk of consuming a poor diet.  These groups can include:

  • frail older people
  • adults with intellectual, psychiatric or physical disabilities
  • adults in extreme financial hardship who may also be homeless.

You may also be able to access our services through:

  • the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): click here to see the eligibility requirements
  • the Commonwealth Home Support Scheme (CHSP): click here to see the eligibility requirements.

Talk to our Service Coordination Worker to see if you or a family member is eligible.

Group activities

Group programs are also offered including supermarket tours, cooking and healthy eating. To learn more, contact intake@nrch.com.au.

Nutrition and Dietetics for children

We offer nutrition and dietetics services that are specially designed for children. Click here to find out more.

Nutrition and Dietetics for aged care

Find out how our Healthy Aging Hub team can help with nutrition and dietetics for healthy aging. Click here to find out more.

Interpreters

Telephone and on-site interpreters can be arranged in any language at no cost to you.

 

North Richmond Community Health’s Nutrition and Dietetics service is supported by the Victorian Government.

Key information

If you’re a client

If you have a query about our nutrition and dietetics service:

 Phone
(03) 9418 9800

Email
intake@nrch.com.au

If you’re a health practitioner

Phone
(03) 9418 9965

E-mail
intake@nrch.com.au

Mail

Send referral letter from your clinician to Intake at:

North Richmond Community Health 23 Lennox St Richmond, VIC 3121

 

Working Staff

Nadine Laschko

Nadine Laschko

Dietitian

Nadine first came to Dietetics through her natural interests in food, cooking and physical activity.

She holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Deakin University, a Masters of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition. She also recently completed her Sports Dietitian qualifications. Nadine began her studies with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education at RMIT.

Nadine is passionate about helping people understand food and nutrition, working with clients to find easy, practical ways to implement changes.

She has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and all ages including children, adolescents and adults. When offering her Dietetics services, Nadine takes into consideration your lifestyle, commitments, culture and values. She is realistic, compassionate and uses evidence-based best practices.

Warwick Fenner

Warwick Fenner

Dietitian

Warwick has been working in community health in Melbourne since 2012. This has mainly involved working with our aging population, supporting people with nutrition skills and knowledge for long lasting good health.

Since graduating in 2006 with a Master of Nutrition & Dietetics at Griffith University, he has worked in a range of different environments from hospitals in the United Kingdom to remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Warwick’s main nutrition areas of interest include diabetes, weight management, gastro related conditions and supporting those not eating enough. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) he uses multiple approaches and motivation, working with you so that an individualised plan is developed specifically for you.

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