Under the Canopy – Diet and nutrition advice

Diet and nutrition advice    

Under the Canopy – Diet and nutrition advice

What is it?

Having cancer affects your physical health in many different ways. Good nutrition during clinical treatment is especially important as both the illness and the treatment can affect your appetite.

You may experience loss of appetite, an aversion to some foods and altered tastes. While these things normally go back to normal once treatment has finished it is important to maintain optimum nutritional intake at this time.

There are a couple of key differences between a dietitian and a nutritionist.

Diet and nutrition advice program

What will I learn?

Dietitian: A dietitian has a post graduate qualification in dietetics and can prescribe supplements where necessary to compliment meal plans and advice.

Nutritionist: A nutritionist will provide information and advice to ensure your diet is optimised.

Benefits of Diet and nutrition advice program

Why is nutritional advice beneficial?

Getting the right advice from the right specialist will be beneficial to you during your treatment and recovery. Your nurse will be able to advise whether you need to talk to a nutritionist or a dietitian.

Eating well ensures:

Costs and enrolment

What will the consultations cost?



Depending on the terms of your policy, you may find that your private health insurance will cover all or part of the associated costs. Please contact your provider directly to find out more. Most Southern Cross policies will cover $100 per consultation up to $500 per year.  Please check with your provider for details. 

Appointment Costs:

   Dietitians    Initial
(incl GST)
Follow Up
(incl GST)
Adeline Wong $200.00 45 mins $100.00 30 mins

Our team

Adeline Wong

Adeline Wong (BCApSc, DPH, MHSc, PGDipDiet, NZRD)
New Zealand Registered Dietitian Prescriber

Adeline is a New Zealand trained and registered Dietitian Prescriber at Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau DHB with a special interest in cancer care.

She graduated from University of Otago in 2004 and has worked in various settings including hospitals, primary healthcare organisations (PHOs), university and general practice.

Adeline is passionate about supporting and educating people to self-manage their health by translating scientific nutritional evidence into practical lifestyle advice. As a dietitian prescriber, Adeline can prescribe and authorise subsidised nutritional supplements for her patients when needed.

Away from work, Adeline enjoys the outdoors and tends to her organic vegetable garden and orchard with the help of her two girls and husband.

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