What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is the science of how food, diet, and nutrition can affect an individual’s health. The goal of Dietetics is to educate individuals on making proper dietary choices to promote overall health and well-being. Dietitians can work in a local community setting focusing on individual health concerns, or in a wider setting focusing on public health policy, food label guidelines, etc.
Who can benefit from Dietetics?
Anyone with questions, concerns, or issues related to their dietary health can benefit from speaking with a Registered Dietitian. This can include special dietary needs (intolerance’s, allergies, diabetes, metabolic conditions), digestive conditions (IBS, crohn’s, celiac disease), infant and child nutrition, sports nutrition, healthy weight loss/gain, and more.
- Individualized diet programs
- Counselling on nutritional needs
- Supplement recommendations
- Suggestions for nutrition-related community services and resources
- Advice for alternate nutritional solutions (ie. Intravenous feeding)
- Advice on negative nutrients
- Information about diet and drug interactions
- Education about safe food storage
- Compatible meal suggestions
- Nutrition for healthy growth and development for young babies and children
Our Registered Dietitians
Our Registered Dietitians are regulated health professionals with a Bachelor’s degree specializing in dietetics, with a minimum of four years education. Our Dietitians use their expertise to help individuals of all ages assess and meet their nutritional needs by applying the science of nutrition to promote health, prevent malnutrition, and provide overall dietary guidelines.
We service both rural and urban regions throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia, with 11 Clinics and 12 Home Care office locations. To find out if Dietetics is offered near you, please visit our Locations page. If you do not see any locations near you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to let you know if we offer services in your area.