Our OCV Accredited Practising Dietitian...
Zillan Neiron APD AN
What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)?
'Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) have the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information, inline with DAA Professional Standards.'
Dietitians Association of Australia
There is scientific evidence that dietary management can reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival after diagnosis of an early cancer as well as improving quality of life in both early and advanced cancers. Therefore we offer all patients at OCV the opportunity to see our Dietitian.
Zillan Neiron is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) with experience in the nutritional management of cancer patients.
Zillan completed her Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney University in New South Wales prior to relocating to Melbourne where she has worked extensively in private practice, Aged Care and psychiatric care. She is a member of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) and a member of the dietetic cancer interest group.
Zillan also worked for four years in cancer research and was selected to present at the Lorne Cancer Conference in 2009. She is a published author in two medical journals and has contributed to other journal articles and presentations.
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How can a Dietitian help you?
There is scientific evidence that dietary management can reduce the risk of recurrence and improve survival after an early cancer diagnosis. It can also improve quality of life in both early and advanced cancers.
During treatment for cancer your body may have additional energy and protein requirements. Side effects from treatment or having a specific cancer impacts dietary intake as well as the desire to eat. We therefore offer all patients at OCV the opportunity to see our Oncology Dietitian.
The OCV Oncology Dietitian can assist you to improve your nutritional status during and after your cancer treatment by:
- Managing side effects impacting diet
- Providing education for optimal nutritional intake and assisting with everyday healthy eating
- Assisting with weight management and providing practical advice