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Food plays a crucial role in health, giving your body the energy and nutrients it needs to function. But it also serves more than just a practical purpose. Eating well can help you feel your best, so you can do more of the things you love.

Making the right food choices can be harder when you’re dealing with symptoms like fatigue, which is common for people living with MS and other neurological conditions. Other challenges you may be experiencing could include swallowing issues or feeling down, which may lead you to eat the wrong type of foods.

If this sounds like you, know that support is available through our Plus Diet and Nutrition service.

How a dietitian can help you

Whether you’re looking to reduce fatigue, improve concentration or take control of your wellbeing, our dietitians can help. As experts in food and nutrition, they can guide you on the best diet for your unique needs and situation.

Our qualified MS dietitians are also exercise physiologists with specialist knowledge of MS – making them highly-equipped to help you improve your health through dietary changes.

What it’s like to work with an MS Plus dietitian

Our MS Plus dietitians empower you to make decisions that will keep you well for many years to come. They tailor their support services to your needs.

This could include:

  • A personalised nutrition plan for your goals and lifestyle.
  • Guidance on planning and preparing healthy meals with recipes, shopping lists and guidance for takeaway.
  • Advice and examples to keep things interesting and achievable in the kitchen. For example, this could include how to avoid snacking out of boredom.
  • 1-on-1 support so you can ask any questions without any judgement.
  • Support with dietary information so you can make informed decisions.

How our dietitian appointments work

You can speak to an MS dietitian via telehealth or face-to-face, depending on where you live. Get in touch with us via our contact form and we’ll let you know which option is available for you.

After your first appointment, you’ll come away with:

  • a personalised nutrition plan, recipe ideas and strategies to make changes
  • support to take the next steps in your diet journey.

How to access Plus Diet and Nutrition

Our Plus Diet and Nutrition can be funded by your NDIS plan, or you have the option to pay privately and receive a rebate from either Medicare or your private health insurer. We can help you work out the best way to pay for this service.

Diet and nutrition resources

Interested in learning more about diet and nutrition? You can explore our online resources, including webinars, videos and podcasts from healthcare experts.