Nutritional deficiencies are a common occurrence. Missing out on vital nutrients can have significant impacts on health. A dietitian can identify gaps in your diet where you may be missing nutrients, and provide advice on the best ways to address this.
Did you know nutritional deficiencies are not uncommon, even for those who are not following a particular dietary requirement such as a vegetarian or vegan diet. Inadequate intake of certain food groups is often a risk factor for missing important nutrients. Common nutrients of concern include iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, iodine, calcium, dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
However, it is possible to obtain adequate nutrition from food with a good understanding of the quality food sources to help meet your nutritional requirements. A dietitian can support you to understand which foods are the best nutrient sources while taking into account your individual dietary preferences and needs.