Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics are part of Allied Health and provide ongoing assessment, advice and education for patients attending the following specialty outpatient clinics:

  • Antenatal care including Maternal Obesity and Eating Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy 
  • Oncology
  • Menopause
  • Urology
  • General Gynaecology
  • Fertility
  • Metabolic Disorders in Pregnancy e.g. Maternal Phenylketonuria (PKU).


  1. Nutritional Assessment
    This process incorporates an evaluation of how well-nourished a person is and the nutritional requirements of that person in the context of their medical problems. Any deficiency in nutrient intake relative to recommended dietary intake can be identified.
  2. Nutritional Counselling (Education)
    A dietitian will provide information and food related strategies to achieve optimal nutrient intake and minimisation of disease symptoms. 
  3. Preventative Nutrition Counselling
    People at risk of disease or the complications of disease are advised on diet related prevention. 
  4. Provision of Therapeutic Diet
    A dietitian will manage the food and fluid requirements for inpatients on special diets through liaison with the health care team and food services. Special diets are constructed to help treat the individual's disease. 
  5. Provision of Oral Nutrition Support
    A dietitian will use a wide variety of foods, meal patterns, fluids and nutritional supplements to optimise nutrient intake.

Queries relating to women's nutrition issues and general nutrition information can be directed to Nutrition and Dietetics. 

More information

Further resources on nutrition for women's health can be accessed via the KEMH Medical Library.

Contact us

Tel: (08) 6458 2865
Fax: (08) 6458 2775

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am to 4.30pm


King Edward Memorial Hospital
Lower Ground, B Block