Frequently Asked Questions
The major difference between the three titles are qualifications and registrations. Dietitians are the only health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary nutritional problems at an individual level. The term Dietitian is protected in most countries and can only be used by a person holding a recognised degree in Dietetics. Dietitians are held to a code of practise and are required to undertake continual training and development to maintain registration. In the UK you must be registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council to use the title Dietitian.
Nutritionists are able to provided general advise on healthy eating but not relating to individual medical conditions. Nutritionist is not a protected title meaning anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. For people who have studied nutrition through an approved course ie a higher standard are eligible to be registered on voluntary nutrition registers and are then eligible to use the title Registered Nutritionist. These vary from country to country. It is always recommended to ask for the qualifications of the person that you are seeking advise and ensure that they meet the standards for registration.
A nutritional therapist is not eligible for registration as either a Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist. Nutritional therapists will generally provide advice on complementary or holistic medicines and not recognised as valid treatment by traditional medicine.
No, a referral is not required to see a Dietitian. Please be aware that if you are in Australia and under a GP care plan rebates through Medicare are not available.
As a registered Dietitian in both Australia and the United Kingdom you may be eligible for a rebate through your health private health fund in these countries. It is advisable to check if your plan covers consults with a dietitian or nutritionist as they differ between private health insurers.
Erika is registered with all private health funds in Australia. You will be provided with a receipt once payment is received with details required to receive a rebate. Make sure you check your health insurance policy for level of cover and available rebates.
Wether you are a weekend warrior, a complete novice or a seasoned athlete. There is so much conflicting information and diet ‘tribes’ that it can be hard to make sense of it all. We work with the individual and their specific goals to tailor advise and develop nutritional plans. Optimising muscle growth, fuelling for endurance events or demistifying the mountain of information thrown at us daily, we are here to help you achieve your goals.
We offer online consultations via Zoom, you do not need an account for this to work. When you book an appointment we will send you an email confirmation with date and time as well as a link to a secure meeting. At the agreed appointment time, click on the link and you will be connected through. We can also offer consultations using Skype if this is your preference.
Information that we collect
We collect information from you when you fill out a contact or comment form or send us an email.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and Usage Data
What we use your information for
The email address you provide may be used to send you information and offers, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject unsubscribe and we will remove your email address from our list.
Use of Data
Accent Nutrition uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer care and support
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To monitor the usage of the Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
Accent Nutrition may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Accent Nutrition
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
This policy was last modified on 19th March 2020.