Focus offers nutrition and dietetic services to people living with disability in Canberra and surrounding areas. We mainly work with NDIS participants and their families, carers and support providers. Our goal is to help our clients make positive lifestyle changes and achieve realistic nutrition goals. Our dietitian will adapt her communication and education strategies to suit a person’s unique needs, and is committed to offering support throughout the nutrition journey.
Our dietitian, Shannon Butler, completed her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra. She was the recipient of the university’s Most Outstanding Dietetic Student award for her academic achievements and advocacy for better nutrition for people living with disability. She has a background in disability support, and it was due to experiences in this role that she chose to become a qualified dietitian in the first place. Shannon believes there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to a healthy lifestyle, and that all foods can be enjoyed as a part of a balanced diet. She also knows that having a disability can make it harder to make lasting changes to diet, so she is realistic about setting goals and strategies that suits a person’s unique needs.