Leading nutritionist Brisbane therapists

We are Australia’s historic, trusted association of natural therapists. We represent a variety of highly-skilled nutritionists across Brisbane, who have met our strict membership criteria for entry into our association. This includes a nationally-recognised qualification and accreditation, and a set number of professional development hours every year, to stay on top of their game. These requirements allow us to keep our quality extra high, and attract the very best nutritionists in Brisbane.

Why use a nutritionist in Brisbane who belongs to ANTA?

✔️Our nutritionists are accredited with nationally-recognised qualifications
✔️ We have been working with quality Brisbane nutritionists for over half a century
✔️Our nutritionists can teach you the value of good food, and create nutritious meal plans to enhance your well being
✔️We work with a number of different health funds, researchers, educators, and WorkCover authorities for our therapists
✔️All of our nutritionists are recognised by both Federal and State governments
✔️Our nutritionists use science-backed research to provide you with quality dietary advice

Nutritionist Brisbane CBD | expert guide

What is a nutritionist?

The primary role of a nutritionist is to help people achieve optimal health by providing information and advice about their food choices. Nutritionists may also work in a number of other roles including research, nutrition consultants, quality and nutrition coordinators, public health and health promotion officers, community development officers, food technologists, and more. They are food scientists with a comprehensive understanding of the nutritional value of food.

What does a nutritionist do?

A nutritionist’s main goal is to provide you with dietary recommendations that will improve your health. These recommendations are usually tailored to your particular health circumstances. For example, if your family has a history of high cholesterol, they may suggest avoiding fatty cuts of meat and full fat dairy, and eating more legumes, avocados, and nuts. A nutritionist will ask you a list of health-related questions during your initial appointment, to provide the most effective dietary advice.

When a nutritionist understands your unique needs, they can work with you to develop meal plans, being mindful to consider your personal tastes (a diet that doesn’t get followed doesn’t work!).

In addition to creating meal plans and monitoring your progress, a nutritionist will teach you about the relationship between food and good health, and how it can help to prevent diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

Almost 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine,” which is an apt mantra for any nutritionist.

What does a sports nutritionist in Brisbane do?

Sports nutritionists can help to improve your sports performance by consuming the right foods. They will develop thorough meal plans that fit with your schedule and allow you to perform at an optimum level for your chosen sport. They can also help you to obtain physical goals like increasing muscle mass and reducing body fat. Sports nutritionists are often hired by sports clubs to get the best out of their athletes.

History of nutritionists

The health benefits of food were not understood until the 18th century when scurvy-laden European sailors became better after eating citrus fruits rich in vitamin C. This was first discovered by Scottish doctor James Lind, who helped to eliminate scurvy entirely from ships, and provided the first clear example of the health potential of food.

Unfortunately, it took another 200 years before the first vitamin was discovered by the German scientist Justus Von Liebig. From then on, other vitamins were quickly discovered, and the science of nutrition was born. The very nutritionists worked in hospitals in the late 19th century, when the health benefits of food had finally been accepted by the general public.

Dietitian vs nutritionist

Dietitians and nutritionists are very similar, but there are some key differences between the two. Dietitians usually focus on calories and how they impact a person’s health, and tend to work in clinical settings like hospitals. Nutritionists take a more overarching, holistic approach, attempting to treat the entire mind and body by giving dietary advice, recommending exercises and other lifestyle advice.

Nutritionists and dietitians are both qualified in the science of nutrition, but dietitians can go a little further by providing advice on diseases and other health conditions, and how food can affect them.

What are the types of nutritionists?

Once completing their qualification, a nutritionist can choose to specialise in a variety of different areas, including:

  • Community nutrition
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Animal nutrition
  • Holistic nutrition
  • Public health

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What are the health benefits of good nutrition?

Eating healthily is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It has an immense number of health benefits, including (but not limited to):

  • Staying in good, stable moods
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving your immune system
  • Improving your memory and brain function
  • Improving your energy levels
  • Reducing your risk of common diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis
  • Keeping your cholesterol low
  • Improving your gut health (the second brain)
  • Improving your digestive function and metabolic health
  • Reducing inflammation in your body and brain
  • Strengthening your bones and teeth
  • Reducing your risk of stroke
  • Helping your wallet: a plant-based diet is much cheaper than a meat-based diet
  • Protecting against skin cancer

What are the techniques used by a nutritionist?

To help you achieve your health goals, a nutritionist may use the following techniques:

Goal setting

Many people visit nutritionists to help them achieve health goals, like losing weight, building muscle, or increasing sports performance. Even if that’s not the case, setting goals can be an effective way to get into shape, as it gives you something to aim for. A nutritionist will set the necessary goals that you want to achieve, and provide a meal plan and lifestyle advice to help you achieve them.

Nutritional analysis

A nutritional analysis tells the nutritionist what you currently eat, and how much of it you usually consume. It also tells them which foods you dislike, so that they can keep them out of your meal plan where possible.

Physical training analysis

If you’re a fitness enthusiast who burns lots of calories each day, the nutritionist will need to take this into consideration when creating your meal plan, so that they can help you to achieve your goals. Similarly, if you don’t get much exercise at all, there may be less or different foods included in your meal plan to account for this.

Meal plans and food diaries

After understanding the patient’s general health, their current diet, and the goals they’re trying to achieve, a nutritionist may create a customised meal plan. To be effective, this must be closely followed by the patient, and the nutritionist usually checks in with them along the way to ensure this is happening.

Food diaries might also be recommended, which are used to keep track of every single thing that has been consumed.

How to choose a nutritionist in Brisbane

The easiest way to choose a skilled nutritionist in Brisbane is through our practitioner directory at the top of this page. Every one of our nutritionists has met our strict membership criteria, which ensures that they are accredited and up-to-date on the latest nutrition science.

What can I expect from my first nutritionist appointment?

During your first appointment, the nutritionist will ask about your medical history, lifestyle, diet, and more. They’ll measure your weight, height, and body fat levels. The process can be extensive, and take up to 1.5 hours to complete.

By the end of the appointment, the nutritionist may provide you with a tailored meal plan (or eating guidelines), which you can start using immediately.

Nutritionist Brisbane FAQs


#1 Should I see a dietitian or nutritionist to lose weight?

Nutritionists and dietitians both have the knowledge and skill to help you lose weight, but a nutritionist will be able to offer more holistic advice, including lifestyle improvements. A dietitian tends to be more clinical, with greater knowledge of disease and other medical factors.

 #2 Can a nutritionist help with menopause?

Certain diets can help to reduce the symptoms related to menopause and help women move into the next stage of their lives. An accredited nutritionist will be able to advise you on the best possible diet for mitigating these symptoms.

#3 Do you have keto nutritionists in Brisbane in your directory?

We have a large number of Brisbane nutritionists in our association, and many of them will be able to provide you with advice on keto, and whether it’s the right choice for you. If they specialise in keto, they may include this information on their profile in our practitioner directory, or on their website.