What is a Dietitian:
- Registered Dietitians use their knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to promote good health
- They are healthcare professionals who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in food and nutrition and have completed supervised practical training through a university program or an approved hospital or community setting.
- Dietitian’s must be registered with Provincial Regulatory Bodies and are the only professionals who can use the title, “Registered Dietitian”, “Professional Dietitian” and “Dietitian”, which are protected by law. Look for the letters, R.D or P.Dt, or D.Pt, after the name indicating the person is a registered member of the profession.
- Dietitians are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the care they provide.
- Dietitians are committed to ethical practice.
- In most provinces, there are no regulatory standards to protect the title “Nutritionist”.
*Adapted from Dietitians of Canada
How our Dietitians can help:
Our dietitians address a variety of nutrition related concerns. They work with individuals (children, youth and adults) and with families. They specialize in working with those looking for nutrition support for:
- Disordered eating
- Eating disorders
- Children’s eating challenges
- Selective eaters
- Weight concerns for adults and pediatrics
Our dietitians have helped many people in different stages of their lives and can work with you to develop a nutrition plan for the following:
- Nutrition therapy for bariatric surgery
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Digestive health issues
- Celiac disease
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Positive parenting practices around food and the family table
- Feeding your child
- Blood pressure management
- Cholesterol and triglyceride problems
- Sports nutrition for amateur and professional athletes
- Other nutrition concerns.
Your first visit will be 2 hours. You will go through a very detailed history in order to move forward effectively with a collaboratively designed nutrition plan.
Follow ups provide opportunities to review your nutrition plan together with the dietitian, and make adjustments along the way.