Community Dietitian

The Community Dietitian is by referral only. This service is to support individuals and families to improve their nutrition and promote well-being.  This service offers advice and information on eating for well being, dietary choices and lifestyle habits.

The Community Dietitian service works to improve the capacity of other health workers to offer nutrition advice for lifestyle related disease prevention and management.

What Do We Offer
  • One on One appointments to help clients with strategies that make a difference to their eating patterns
  • 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.

How Can I Get Referred

The community nutrition service accepts referrals from

  • General Practice
  • Maori Health Providers
  • MPHO programmes such as Green Prescription, Active Families, Pain Self-Management, 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 are unable to accept self-referrals or secondary care referrals provided by the hospital.


Healthy Lifestyles Video


For further information contact:

Community Dietitian:
Brooklyn Clearwater