About the Dietitians

All dietitians/nutritionists at Nutrition Clinic are 4 year university trained and hold a Bachelor of ScienceĀ (Nutrition and Food Science) and a Graduate Diploma of Dietetics (or equivalent). They are also members of the Dietitians Association of Australia and have been awarded with the 'continuing education' qualifications of APD (Accredited Practising Dietitian) and AN (Accredited Nutritionist). The APD and AN status is only awarded to those dietitians who can prove their commitment to ethical work standards, and a minimum number of hours of professional development and self education each year. This qualification was designed primarily to protect the consumer from dietitians who were not keeping up with the latest research.

These extensive dietetic qualifications, which are also internationally recognised, enable dietitians to treat any disease or condition that would benefit from dietary modification. Dietitians are qualified to treat people of all ages, with all types of requirements.

Typically dietitians work in hospitals where they care for the dietary needs of the acutely ill, and in the community where both preventative and curative dietary education is performed. The work of dietitians in hospitals includes dietary education to people with diabetes, heart disease, bowel disease, kidney failure, cancer, and anorexia nervosa to name a few. Dietitians in private practice, in the community, also see patients with these conditions, as well as many others.

Sandra Schofield APD & AN
Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist

B.App.Sc. Grad.Dip.Dietetics. MDAA
Consultant Dietitian