The key differences between nutritionists and dietitians are:
Registered Nutritionists are members of the Nutrition Society of Australia and can provide practical nutrition advice to healthy individuals, who are not looking to manage a serious medical condition or disease. They can help with building diet quality, creating healthy habits and routines, recipes, meal and snack ideas as well as giving you general healthy eating advice around maintain good health and wellbeing long term.
Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are members of Dietitians Australia and specialise in the relationship between diet and disease. Dietitians are equipped to work with individuals with chronic and acute health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, allergies and intolerances. You are able to receive a rebate from your private health insurance with an appointment with a dietitian and where applicable receive a Medicare rebate.