What is a dietitian?
Registered dietitians (RDs) are regulated health professionals just like doctors and nurses. In Ontario, the regulatory body is the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Their job is to match your personal nutrition needs with the most updated scientific information and advise you about the connection between food and health.
What can a dietitian help you with?
Dietitians can support you through various stages in life and/or with various health conditions. At EKNPLC, our RD will work closely with your NP to give guidance that is tailored to your specific needs, goals, and preferences.
Some things a dietitian can help you with include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Mindful and intuitive eating
- Heart health
- Infant feeding and child nutrition; picky eating
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Food allergies
- Sports nutrition
- Digestive concerns
- Vegetarian and vegan diets
- Weight management
- Meal planning
- And more
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Workshops and Programs
Our dietitian runs free workshops and programs throughout the year. Topics have included: heart health, understanding nutrition labels, arthritis pain management, food and immune system, weight management, and more. Keep an eye on our website, social media, and/or Eventbrite page for upcoming workshops and programs!
Accessing Dietitian Services
All patients of our clinic can access our dietitian. Give us a call if you’re looking for a primary health care provider.
If you’re not a patient of our clinic, you are still able to access up to three sessions with our dietitian.