The Community Nutrition Service is a free service, by referral, to support individuals and families to improve their nutrition and promote well-being. This service provides dietary choices, portion control and lifestyle habits through dietary education and advice.
The Community Nutrition Service works to improve the capacity of other health workers to offer nutrition advice for lifestyle related disease prevention and management.
- One on One appointments to help clients with strategies that make a difference to their eating patterns that are achievable, affordable and sustainable.
- Assessment, education and support for clients individually or in a group
- Consultancy services to other health workers to assist them with the management of patients or clients
- Input into professional development sessions for health professionals
- Support for workforce development initiatives for health sector, social service and physical activity employees
- Self-management education programmes for people at risk of developing chronic conditions
- Nutrition education to residential and community homes
- Encouragement and support to make long-term lifestyle changes
- Referrals to other services as appropriate
With the clients permission, we will also work with the whole family.
We accept referrals from:
- General Practice
- Maori Health Providers
- MPHO programmes such as Green Prescription, Active Families, Pain, Primary Mental Health Initiative, Targeted Youth
- Other Primary Care Services such as LMC’s, Public Health Nurses, Mental Health Services, Occupational Health Nurses
- Secondary Care Services as agreed with the Secondary Care Dietetic Service
We do not accept self-referrals or secondary care referrals provided by the hospital.