It’s about more than just food
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Why choose a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are your most qualified nutrition professionals..
Dietitians have over 1600 hours of hands-on training on top of university education to give you the best service.
- Dietitian training is unique from other nutrition professions. Dietitians have practical training in hospitals, community health centres, public health, diabetes education centres, the food industry, research, government policy and more.
- The university degree is 4 years long. Before writing a national exam, an internship is also required. This practical training can be over 1600 hours over a the course of a one year internship!
Dietitians work with other members of your healthcare team.
- Dietitians work alongside professionals such as medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists. Dietitians talk with your health team members to collaborate on a plan or to advocate for your needs.
- Dietitians can connect you with other services to support your health goals.
Dietitians consider all aspects of your health.
- Dietitians don’t just give lists of “do” and “do not” foods. They screen for other nutrition problems that could impact your health or that nutrition advice could affect. Dietitians then tailor the advice to you.
- Dietitians look at your bloodwork and can recommend nutrition-related tests to your doctor. Dietitians also review your medications to see how they may interact with your nutrition as well as how food might interact with your medications.
- When making your nutrition plan, dietitians consider not only your physical, but also your mental, emotional and social health.
Dietitians give you nutrition therapy that is ethical.
- Dietitians base nutrition therapy on research and evidence. They don’t promote fads or gimmicks.
- Dietitians are regulated by law and by the College of their province to ensure safe, high-quality services.