Learn how diet and nutrition can affect your wellbeing.
What is it?
The dietitian service provides advice and support about healthy eating for people with diet-related health conditions and for better health and wellbeing in general.
You can access the service for help with issues such as:
- weight management - overweight or underweight
- children’s nutrition
- food allergies/intolerances
- Gastrointestinal conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- heart disease and high cholesterol
- general healthy eating advice.
We have one-on-one consultations and group education programs.
Who can use this service?
Anyone under 65 years of age.
If you're over 65 years see our Aged Care dietetics service.
There is a small fee for some of our services. Some of our services are free.
Do I need a referral?
Under 64 years
No, you do not need a referral to access this service.
65 years and over
See our Aged Care dietetics service.
Make a booking
64 and under
Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H).
I feel bloated and tired after eating. How can a dietitian help me?
A dietitian can help you work out if your symptoms need further investigation or if some dietary changes can help.
I am concerned about my family member’s eating habits. How can a dietitian help them?
A dietitian will help your family member identify food choices and eating behaviours that impact on their health and provide advice on how to change these.
What should I expect on my first visit?
Your first appointment is likely to take 60 minutes. The dietitian will start by collecting information to make an assessment. The dietitian will then use this information to provide advice for dietary changes.
What do I do if I have a referral from my doctor or health professional?
Send the referral to:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax (03) 9495 2599
Where can I get more information about this service?
Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H) for information about eligibility and advice on what services can support you with your needs.
I think my family member would benefit from this service. Can I contact Merri Health on their behalf?
Yes. You can contact our team on their behalf.
This service is funded by the Victorian Government