A healthy mind in a healthy body
WHAT IS DIETETICS
A dietician guides and supports you with optimising your eating and lifestyle habits.
WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A DIETICIAN
You can see a dietician for advice about eating healthily and nutrition. If you need nutritional advice due to an illness or disease, a dietician is your port of call for trusted advice. Furthermore, people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, can seek an opinion concerning:
- A healthy, balanced diet
- Monitoring weight
- (Elite) sport
In addition, a qualified dietician can guide and support patients with regard to certain illnesses, diseases and/or therapies:
- Weight problems: overweight and obesity
- Malnutrition or the risk thereof
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes, and abnormal blood sugar levels
- Dyslipidemie: hoge cholesterol en/of triglyceriden
- Heart and vascular diseases
- Digestive disorders
- Eating and swallowing disorders
- Kidney impairments
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Metabolic disorders
Pre- and post-surgical operations: you can even call on a dietician after being taken into hospital, ensuring an optimal recovery.
NOTE: For nutritional advice due to an illness, you must be referred from your doctor or specialist. This is stipulated by law (Royal Decree 78).
HOW CAN A DIETICIAN HELP YOU
When you make an appointment with a dietician, they will ask you to write down your food intake over several days. Based on this, a tailor-made nutritional or dietetic plan will be drawn up, taking into account your personal situation and needs. You will receive clear documents in which the foodstuffs you use are listed.
During the follow-up meetings the dietician will provide further guidance concerning monitoring your weight and your nutritional and lifestyle habits. Practical advice such as recipes, restaurant tips, events and holidays will be provided in a comprehensive approach.
All health insurance funds set out certain conditions for (partial) reimbursement for sessions with a recognised dietician. Reimbursements may vary per region, so it’s best to check with your health insurance provider first.