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Brittany Andreola (APD)

Brittany is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian. 

 

Brittany's love and passion for nutrition and dietetics has come from her love of sport and cooking, which is still a major part of her life. Her special interests are sport, gut health, disordered eating/eating disorders, and preventative nutrition. 

 

Brittany is currently working within the VFL with Northern Bullant's Football Club, NAB League with Eastern ranges. She has also been able to work collaboratively with dietitians at Melbourne United, Melbourne Football Club, Richmond Football Club and the Victorian Institute of Sport. WIth her passion being in performance nutrition in all aspects in their lives. 

 

Brittany always brings a calm, safe, and judgement free space with all her clients for best patient centred care. With a focus on gaining trust with each client to rebuild their trust within their own body's cues. 

 
Areas of interest: 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Disordered eating and eating disorders 
  • Gut health and IBS 
  • General nutrition
  • Preventative nutrition 
Qualifications: 
  • Master of Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science 
Professional Memberships:
  • Dietitians Australia (DA) 
  • Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) 
Brittany has completed professional development in the following: 
  • Sports Nutrition Course with Sports Dietitians Australia 
  • Eating disorders 
  • IBS and FODMAP's 
  • Trauma Informed Dietetic Care

 

 

To make an appointment with Brittany  you can phone reception on : 9087 8379

Fax for referrals; 03 9088 0249

Email for referrals: reception@eatlovelive.com.au 

Please complete a Pre assessment Questionnaire

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We require that all clients be linked in with regular medical support to ensure their ongoing medical safety.

We require clients to be engaged with or planning to engage with psychological support to ensure that we are providing safe, ethical and evidence based support.

 

 

Age limits for accepting new referrals 

 

Please note some practitioners have boundaries on the age of clients they will accept as new referrals. 

We request that for all new clients aged 15 years and younger that a Pre assessment Questionnaire be completed to assist us in triaging the young person and family. 

 

For all clients aged 15 or younger we request that the initial assessment be with the parents/ carer only. Eating disorders do not just affect the person but families as a whole.

This is an important part of the assessment process and will help us to get a clear history of the development of the eating disorder and aid in setting up a treatment team and clear treatment goals moving forward. 

 

Family based treatment is the gold standard for supporting children and adolescents with eating disorders. The Eat Love Live team are not trained in family based treatment or family therapy. 

As dietitians we can be an adjunct to this important treatment process, provide a safe space for discussion around meal planning, information about eating disorders, physical and psychological risks associated with the eating disorder, normal puberty changes to the body, guidelines to adequate amounts of nutrition and help clear many of the myths about food and bodies in our community. 

We appreciate that accessing pediatric and adolescent services at this time is difficult and there are long wait lists. As with all clients, we insist that all adolescents are linked in with a multidisciplinary team including a GP and a mental health clinician - be it a psychologist or psychiatrist. And we suggest that clients make the referral to CHAMS/ CHYMS and / or private family therapy and be on the waiting list for this support. 

Along with the GP or paediatrician we can provide information and support while families are waiting for this important more intensive support.

Parents can speak with their GP or Paediatrician about referrals to these supports.