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Samantha Cowan APD

Samantha Cowan APD

"Quality nutrition advice to suit your health and performance goals, and busy lifestyle"

Samantha is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Sports Dietitian, and above all, a passionate foodie! Samantha specializes in creating tailored advice and meal plans for people looking to:

  • Reach and maintain healthy body weight (at any age!)
  • Identify and manage food allergies and intolerances, including IBS
  • Stabilise blood sugar levels in diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Meet nutritional requirements for pregnancy, vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Enhance athletic performance and body composition for sports and recreation
  • Improve their relationship with food and body image
  • Expand their food knowledge and cooking skills
  • Learn how to achieve a balanced diet in today’s busy world!

Samantha believes in the power of each individual to make a positive change! To reach your goals, Samantha will work togetherwith you, to identify strategies that suit your personal needs and abilities. You will have a fantastic ally supporting you on the journey towards better health.

What to expect from a dietitian

All standard appointments with the dietitian will be approximatley 30 minutes, with extended appointments available on request. The dietitian will ask detailed questions about your current diet, exercise habits, general health and lifestyle. These questions allow the dietitian to tailor an individual eating plan to your needs. 

If you have a specific medical problem and have been referred to a dietitian by your doctor, the dietitian will work in close consultation with your doctor, and may review blood and other test results to devise a suitable diet. You may be given written information to take home to help you achieve your healthy eating goals. 

Follow-up appointments allow the dietitian to keep track of your progress and fine-tune your eating plan. The dietitian’s ultimate aim is to educate you on how to eat in a way that will keep you healthy, so that you can choose the best food on your own.

There are no rules governing the use of the terms ‘nutrionist’ or  ‘health coach’, which can be used by people with limited nutrition training.

Patients referred under EPC plans will be Bulk Billed for Dietitian services.

Why see an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)?

The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise.

APDs are registered providers of Medical Nutrition Therapy, recognized by Medicare and private health insurance agencies. We are a reliable source of information that is up-to-date and supported by evidence. APDs are clinically trained in the nutrition management of chronic diseases, and are able to tailor adviceto suit your individual needs and lifestyle.  APDs are also trained in the psychology of eating, and can offer behaviour change strategies to support you reaching your goals. You will not find this level of expertise on the internet. 

Kick start your journey and make an appointment with Samantha today!

You can also follow Samantha on Facebook (Samantha Cowan Dietitian), Instagram (@scowandietitian), Twitter (@scowandietitian).

To make an appointment phone: 9510 5500

 

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