ABOUT FLEURIEU NUTRITION
Fleurieu Nutrition is a private nutrition and dietetic practice established in 2011, and is based in Strathalbyn, South Australia. The principal is Fleur Brinkmann, an Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in clinical dietetics, community nutrition and health promotion. Fleur has worked in hospitals, community centres and residential aged care facilities in both metropolitan and rural environments, in Victoria and South Australia. Fleur also has prior experience in catering and food service, and has a passion for food, nutrition, edible gardening and cooking. This further assists in providing a tailored, practical and individualised approach to each client.
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics – Deakin University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (Health) – Deakin University, Melbourne (Included scholarship to Nottingham- Trent University, Nottingham, UK)
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration – RMIT, Hamilton/Melbourne
Diploma of Hospitality Management – William Angliss Institute, Melbourne
Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) and is credentialled as an Accredited Practising Dietitian. As per DAA website.
What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
Accredited Practising Dietitians (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. They translate scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice, and practise in line with DAA Professional Standards, including the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice.
The APD credential
The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. It is the only credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics services in Australia. It is a recognised trademark protected by law.
Accredited to provide dietetic services to the following :
- DVA – Allied Health services to DVA Gold card holders and eligible white card holders (with a relevant GP referral)
- Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Plan (Care plan) holders (with referral)
- NDIS – Plan-managed clients and self-managed clients
- Private Health Insurance Funds – click here for Private health Funds that offer a rebate for Dietetic service
Family and interests
Fleur is a mother of four school aged children, and a keen cook and gardener, who loves living a healthy and active lifestyle.
In her spare time, Fleur tends to a large garden that includes raised vegetable beds, a fruit and nut orchard, an olive ‘grove’, as well as seven gorgeous chooks and two beehives. It is important to Fleur that her children have a love and understanding of how food is grown and cultivated.
In addition to gardening, Fleur enjoys regular kayaking, as well as bike riding when time allows.
Philosophy & Approach
To provide individualised dietary advice in a respectful manner that takes into account you and your household’s ages, food preferences, culture and habits, medical conditions, budget, goals, cooking ability and activity levels.
To promote that all food can be included in a healthy diet, that meals should be pleasurable and enjoyed, and that food can greatly assist in both physical and mental wellbeing.
To foster a positive relationship with food.
To be viewed as a service that provides professional dietetic advice with integrity, value, expertise, respect and confidentiality.