Pakenham Family Health is delighted to announce that another valuable member has joined our team!
Emma Sampimon is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). She is a Graduate of Deakin University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and has experience working and volunteering in various fields of health and nutrition.
Emma is passionate and enthusiastic about providing a high level of nutritional care and her aim is to help clients develop a positive relationship with food. She has a non-dieting approach to weight management issues, as well as extensive skills in behaviour change to assist people in feeling more confident in changing their lifestyles.
Emma specialises in the treatment of weight management and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Additionally she provides dietary advice for diabetes and heart disease patients as well as general nutrition advice.
Emma has also been practicing with West Gippsland Healthcare Group in Warragul as a Grade 2 Clinical Dietitian providing dietetic services to the General Medical, Oncology and Maternity wards, where she has developed the ‘Positive Pregnancy Program’. This program provides nutrition education, support and counselling to women during pregnancy with issues including gestational diabetes, and all other areas of child and maternal health.
Once again a big welcome to Emma from everyone at Pakenham Family Health!
Who is a Dietitian?
A dietitian is a qualified health professional that uses scientific principles to help patients achieve optimal health through proper eating.
What services do dietitians provide?
- Dietary assessment & nutritional analysis
- Corrective eating habits
- Personalised meals plans
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Therapeutic diets
What can a dietitian assist you with?
- Weight management
- General healthy eating
- Sports nutrition
- Increasing muscle bulk
- Eating disorders and body image issues
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Healthy vegetarian diets
- Paediatric and adolescent nutrition
- Pregnancy & lactation
- Food allergies or intolerances
- Irritable bowel and other intestinal problems
- Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities