What Does a Dietitian Do
Registered dietitians are health care professionals who are trained to provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition. They use the best available evidence coupled with good judgment about the client’s or communities’ unique values and circumstances to determine guidance and recommendations.
Dietitians help people make healthy food choices, separating fact from fiction and distinguishing healthy eating plans from those that don’t provide optimal nourishment. Dietitians play a major role in health care, industry, government and education. They influence policy development, direct nutrition programs, manage quality food services and conduct nutrition research.
Dietitians are regulated health professionals. To use the title Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulatory body in the province in which they practice.
What does a dietitian counselling help with
- Burn more body fat & lose weight
- Gain muscle
- Enhance Immune Function
- Prevent Cold & Flu
- Optimize Supplementation
- Maximize workout and everyday energy levels
- Menu and Meal planning for the family
- Improve Digestive Function
- Strategize holiday eating
- Enhance recovery from injury or illness
- Manage health conditions
Rates & Packages
Initial Assessment (60 min) $199
- Includes a custom diet plan
Follow-up Appointment (30 min) $75
Start-up Package $299
- Initial Assessment
- Includes a custom diet plan
- 3 Follow-up Appointments
Ask the dietitian
What does an appointment look like:
Reason for visit: Your current nutrition issues and goals are discussed in detail so that the dietitian knows exactly why you have come and what you want out of your sessions.
Medical History: A full medical history is taken, including any past illnesses, chronic diseases, allergies and intolerances and any medications/ supplements you take.
Lifestyle: Detailed information is taken about your lifestyle so that advice can be tailored to you specifically. This will include a discussion of a broad range of topics like work, sleep, stress, shopping and cooking habits, living situation, exercise habits, and social influences.
Diet: In order to get a thorough understanding of what and how you eat, your dietitian will take a ‘diet recall’ in which they will ask you a lot of questions about your daily eating habits. This typically includes the foods you choose, the portion sizes and the timing you eat. Other topics of your diet are hydration, caffeine intake and alcohol consumption.
Education: Your dietitian will work with you to identify which areas of nutrition you would most benefit from learning about and will then take you through this education using clear and simple explanations. Any questions or concerns you have lingering around are addressed as well.
Plan: At the end of the session, you & your dietitian will collaboratively create a personalised plan which will allow you to work towards your nutrition goals. Your dietitian may also give you written material to support your nutrition plan and will provide contact details so that you can get in touch if you have any questions.
Follow up: Dietitians are careful not to overwhelm their clients with too much information or too many changes in one go to ensure success. In most cases, you will need to have several review appointments so that we can monitor your progress, provide further education and help you progress.