Benefits of dietitian services for people living with disability

This post was written by Kinela Team

October 7, 2019

Nutrition is rarely treated as a priority in programs aimed at improving health and wellbeing for people living with disability. However, nutrition interventions are scientifically proven to have a marked positive impact on quality of life for people living with disability. Taking an intentional approach to your nutrition and working with a dietitian can have substantial impacts on your day-to-day life, and can even act as a preventative measure for a variety of health afflictions.

Problems caused by insufficient nutrition

Leaving unhealthy eating habits unaddressed can lead to a range of health problems. Each of these issues may be preventable with an intentional, balanced diet.

  • Undernutrition
  • Obesity
  • Eating, drinking, and swallowing disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Vitamin and mineral Deficiencies
  • Irritable bowels
  • Type II diabetes
  • Constipation
  • Bone problems

These problems can negatively impact your quality of life and confidence. They can also lead to increased out of pocket healthcare costs and further chronic disease. Taking control of your nutrition and managing your diet can put you on a path to improved health and wellbeing, while avoiding preventable ailments.

How Kinela can help

Kinela can help you achieve your nutrition goals and achieve better health through dietetic services and a nutritionally complete meal plan. Our dietitian coaching will help you get the foods and nutrients you need to sustain good health.

Our dietitians will come to you to discuss your personal health challenges and goals. They’ll assess your personal needs and design a nutrition plan specific to you. They’ll work with you one-on-one throughout your journey to offer the support and assistance you need.

In our 10-week capacity building programs, our health professionals will help you learn essential skills for building healthy habits. Our programs include Healthy Living, Independent Living and Living with Diabetes, Mindset and Managing Mealtime. These programs are designed to support you to live a more independent, happier and healthier life. You may be eligible for these programs with your NDIS plan.

Benefits of partnering with Kinela dietitians

Our clients have experienced a wide range of health benefits from working with our skilled team of health professionals. Some of the health results our clients have experienced include:

  • Effective weight management
  • Improved fluid and food intake
  • Improved digestion
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved health and wellbeing

Our clients have additionally experienced overall life improvements including:

  • Greater independence
  • Improved socialisation
  • Better quality of life

Book an appointment with a Kinela dietitian today

If you or a loved one is an NDIS participant, please reach out to learn more about our dietitian services and capacity building programs, and how they can help improve your health. To speak to our friendly team, contact us at 1300 448 100 or click here.


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