What is a dietitian?

A dietitian uses their expert knowledge of nutrition to educate clients on the relationship between food and health. Whether you require assistance managing your weight or training for an event, a dietitian has the expertise required to help.

Our dietitian service

At Leap Health our dietitian service is practical and fun! We offer a tailored consultation service that will assist you to achieve the best health results possible.

Your consultation may include some of the following techniques:

  • Counselling, education and advice regarding healthy eating habits
  • Dietary therapy to assist in the management of specific medical conditions (eg low FODMAP diet for IBS)
  • Eating plans and recipe manipulation
  • Dietary management plans to optimise sporting performance or post surgery/injury rehabilitation
  • Label reading – learn what to look for and how to compare products

Our dietitian – Sophie Hofto

Sophie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN). She has tertiary qualifications from both the University of Tasmania and Bond University.

Sophie focuses on a wholefood approach – with no crash diets necessary! She believes in ensuring her clients enjoy their food – it’s not about eating broccoli and chicken at every meal – a balanced diet is much more sustainable! Sophie can help with a wide range of nutrition-related conditions in both adults and children, including:

  • Losing or gaining weight
  • Learning to manage and control diabetes
  • Food allergies or intolerances – including a low FODMAP diet
  • Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reflux
  • Coeliac disease or gluten intolerance
  • Heart health
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Nutrition during and post cancer
  • Osteoporosis

Sophie can also help you with eating plans, modifying your favourite recipes and learning how to read a food label. In addition to one-on-one consults in the clinic, Sophie also provides group nutrition classes for people with Type 2 Diabetes, group nutrition seminars and BUMP consults.

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