Nutrition and dietetics

This page has information about nutrition and dietetic services in the Northern Territory.

Royal Darwin Hospital dietitians

Dietitians are part of the multidisciplinary team within the Royal Darwin Hospital. They provide inpatient nutrition care and outpatient clinics.

Dietitians see patients for a range of nutritional issues and provide nutrition information to all age groups. 

The outpatient nutrition clinics include:

  • general nutrition for adults - for acute nutritional issues after gastrointestinal surgeries or gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition and unintentional weight loss
  • oncology (head and neck) - preventing poor nutrition and weight loss, dietary management and treatment-related side effects
  • paediatric general nutrition - for acute nutritional issues such as faltering growth, coeliac disease, food allergy and intolerance
  • Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) for adults and paediatrics.

You need a referral for outpatient nutrition services. These appointments are prioritised according to specific criteria.


Allied Health, first floor, Royal Darwin Hospital

Phone: (08) 8922 8338 

Outreach nutritionists

Outreach public health nutritionists promote access to healthy food and healthy living. 

They provide staff training in nutrition and menu planning with community-based organisations including schools, child and aged care, and general food stores and takeaway shops.

Outreach nutritionists also do the following:

  • support moderate physical activity in communities, such as walking groups
  • run group and family education sessions on nutrition and healthy living
  • support health promotion and community development activities related to nutrition and physical activity
  • on referral can provide a clinical dietetic service.

Read more about healthy eating and general well being in healthy living.

Last updated: 03 October 2016

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