Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Cherry is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), with a Master of Dietetic Studies and a Bachelor of Nutrition Science.
Cherry is passionate about delivering patient-centered care with a holistic approach. Her main areas of interest include plant-based nutrition, mental health, disordered eating/ eating disorders, intuitive eating and chronic disease management. Cherry is bilingual and can speak fluent Cantonese and accept clients who prefer speaking in Cantonese.
As a dietitian, Cherry’s goal is to help clients develop non-restrictive, sustainable diet/ lifestyle changes that will benefit them in the long-run. Healthy eating may seem difficult to a lot of people, and Cherry aims to make healthy-living accessible by delivering easy-to-understand education, and providing a diet plan that tailor-made for you.
In your nutrition consultations, Cherry will enquire about your diet pattern, medical history, lifestyle habits, barriers to a healthy diet, then provide nutrition advice and create a personal plan best suited for your needs. She will ensure these diet/ lifestyle changes are feasible for you.
Cherry is best suited to help with the following areas:
- Weight management (healthy weight loss/ weight gain)
- General healthy eating advice
- Vegetarian/ vegan nutrition
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Chronic disease management – diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease
- Food intolerances
- Gut health – bowel regularity and consistency, diverticulitis, Coeliac disease
- Disordered eating/ eating disorders
- Improving your relationship with food
- Cultural-diverse background
- LGBTQIA+ friendly
What happens in the initial consultation?
In the 1-hour initial consultation, Cherry will gather detailed information about your typical day-to-day diet pattern, medical history, social history and lifestyle habits. She will investigate and address the root cause of your health issues, then work collaboratively with you to resolve any concerns. Through comparing your personal nutrition requirements and your actual intake, she will provide diet-swaps and a non-restrictive meal plan suited to your needs. Depending on your reason of visit, Cherry may ask you to keep track of your diet, weight, gut symptoms and mood changes and carry that information onto the review consultation.
What happens in the review consultation?
In the 30-minute review consultation, Cherry will touch-base with you and check for diet progress, review changes you’ve made to your diet or lifestyle and celebrate your small wins and achievements! Review consultations also serve as an opportunity for you to ask any questions about your concerns, provide ongoing counselling and education, or even asking about health information you saw on the internet that you’re unsure about. As a general guideline, clients return for review consultations every 2 to 4 weeks over a 6 to 12 month period.
Private Health Insurance:
If included in your extras you may be able to claim a portion of your consultation back. If you’re unsure give your Health fund provider a call and quote the item number ‘500’ and they will let you know if you can claim and exactly what you can get back.
Speak to your GP to see you are eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care Plan, this allows you Medicare rebates of $55.10 per appointment with your Dietitian for a set amount of sessions per year.
Speak to your GP to see you are eligible for a DVA referral for dietitian services.