Malnutrition in Aged Care

Do you have a family member who lives in a residential aged care facility? Many people report that at times they worry about their loved one’s health and quality of food provided. Recently, it was found that over half of nursing home residents are either at risk of malnutrition or are malnourished, with as little…


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Four Myths about Working with a Dietitian

Have you invested in your health by working with a dietitian before? We believe that everyone can benefit from a nutrition check-up with our dietitians. Just like every car needs a yearly service to keep the engine running smoothly, our bodies needs change over time and so does our nutritional requirements. Optimum Intake Dietitians can…


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Cooking in Disability

Cooking is a valuable skill in life and is something that a lot of us learn over time, becoming second nature. For others however, cooking can be a difficult task and for those who maybe didn’t learn how to cook, those who don’t have access to cooking facilities or for those living with a permanent…


Abdominal & Diarrhoea

Could you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Do you experience unpredictable diarrhoea, abdominal pain, bloody stools, fever, and fatigue? Have you ever spoken to your doctor about these symptoms? Perhaps you may have undiagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes both Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). It is a life-long relapsing and remitting condition characterised by chronic inflammation…



Food, Your Gut and Impact on Your Mood

If you feel happier in the warmer months and notice yourself eating a greater variety of fresh, seasonal produce compared to the cooler months, it may not just be the sunshine lifting your mood. Ever wonder why you feel butterflies in your stomach when you are nervous or excited? Or why you feel sick to…


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Back to school – Lunch Box tips

Returning to school sees the return of packing lunch boxes. At Optimum Intake we know this can be a stressful, daily chore for parents. Getting the balance between exciting lunches and healthy options can be a challenge. Check out our tips below to get this school year off to a great start. Start with the…


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Our 6 Key Steps to Achieve Optimised Nutrition.

If you are yet to have a consultation with an Optimum Intake Dietitian, here are 6 ways in which we assist our clients: Challenging diet culture– We are all exposed to various avenues of dieting messages that are at least partly influenced by society’s dieting culture. This is leading to much confusion and frustration when…



Holiday Eating

As the end of the year approaches, silly season is upon us as holiday festivities begin. Whether you are staying home with loved ones, going on a holiday, or spending time with distant relatives- there’s often one common and unavoidable aspect of this time of the year- FOOD. For some people, food doesn’t get a…



Optimum Intake Dietitians Coronavirus Update

Optimum Intake Dietitians are committed to delivering services in a safe, practical and innovative way during the coronavirus pandemic. How will we do that? We ask all clients, staff and visitors not to come to clinic or go ahead with a home visit if they have cold or flu like symptoms or have been exposed…


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Paediatric Dietitian at KidsPoint Mingara

Many children can struggle to become competent eaters and parents often find meal times frustrating and stressful. Some children may struggle with managing different textures and flavours and end up with a reduced variety of foods. This reduced variety can impact their health, growth and development, lead to social anxiety when eating with friends at…