The University of Auckland Clinics


Our services

What happens at an appointment?

We start with an assessment where we will ask you about your current goals and expectations, information on your medical history, your eating patterns and what you eat. We will also take measurements, such as height and weight, to help in our assessment. We will then be able to tailor an individual nutrition plan for you.

Depending on your requirements you may be provided with:

  • A personalised eating plan
  • Education on nutrition for your situation or health issue
  • Advice on food preparation
  • Recipes that suit your budget and time
  • How to choose the best foods when shopping or eating out

We aim to work out what is right for you and to provide you with self-management skills for your health. We will help you to have improved health and vitality.

Confidentiality

During the consultation you will be asked to provide personal information which will allow for an accurate assessment of your nutritional status and targeted dietary advice. Any information disclosed to us will be strictly confidential. This information may include:

  • Medical history
  • Current medications
  • Biochemical and metabolic test results
  • Family medical history
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Dietary pattern
  • Social and lifestyle factors.

With your agreement, we will write to the person that referred you to the service (copied to yourself) and any other agreed practitioners to summarise the session.

Group sessions

We are planning to deliver group-based nutrition sessions at an affordable cost. As more information becomes available, information will be posted on this website and within the community.

What is the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist?

Dietitians have the clinical training to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. Dietitians have a degree in human nutrition and a postgraduate qualification in dietetics. They are registered by the Dietitians Board, which involves requirements for keeping up-to-date with new evidence. Dietitians can work in hospitals, private practice, in industry or in the community.

Nutritionists are not registered health professionals, meaning that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist without receiving specific health training. Nutritionists can work in private practice and the community.

How long do assessments take? How much do they cost?

We aim to make access to our expertise and quality service affordable. Special fee structures are available for some client groups, so please ask or discuss with your referrer.

Some medical insurance companies cover the cost of you seeing a Dietitian. Please contact your insurer directly to discuss.

New client assessment

45-60 min । $50

Follow up appointment

30 min । $20

 

Package (a new assessment & 3 follow-up appointments)

4 sessions । $95