Good nutrition is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Whether your goal is to manage weight, a chronic condition or increase your athletic performance - We can help
How Dietitian services Can help you?
Take the fight out of food. Spot the problem. Get the facts. Get support. Feel better. Live better. Dietitians work with you to help you feel your best. They translate scientific research about food and nutrition into practical solutions.
Dietitians are highly qualified professionals educated in science, management, human development, and health of populations. Dietitians are able to counsel and provide ongoing support to you in order to make changes in your eating habits to promote health and prevent chronic illness such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. A dietitian can also help with chronic disease management to support their clients currently living with conditions in which nutrition plays a role.
Who can benefit?
Nutrition is an essential component to overall health. While nutrition needs and recommendations vary from person to person, everyone can benefit from counselling, guidance, and support.
See below for common reasons to seek Dietetic guidance.
Common reasons for seeking dietary guidance
Meal planning and shopping for healthy eating
Daily lifestyle challenges - Busy schedules, shift work, frequent travelling/eating on the road, kids & picky eaters
Healthy eating on a budget - Maximizing your fridge & cupboards to give you the best nutritional bang for your buck
Weight management (loss/gain) - Managing cravings and appetite
Allergies, intolerances, and restricted diets
Assistance with meal planning while preventing or minimizing nutrient deficiencies
Supplements - Do I need them? Which ones are right for me?
Exercise & Active Living - Fuelling exercise and day to day activities for enhanced energy levels and improved performance
Disease prevention or management of health conditions - heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, acid reflux, crohn’s, colitis, IBS
What to expect from your dietetics & nutrition consultations
Initial nutrition consultation & assessment appointment:
This 60 minute session involves active collaboration; it is goal focused and client centred. During this initial assessment we will discuss any nutrition topics that you would like to address. Discussions will include nutrition concerns, typical eating patterns, allergies or diet restrictions, any health conditions you may have, as well as short and long-term goals.
A comprehensive assessment of your dietary intake will allow us to address behavioural and lifestyle decisions to help you think about your goals before you leave the initial assessment.
If weight management is a set goal for you, we will use an anthropometric assessment to track your body measurement progress.
Strategies for ongoing counselling will be addressed to indicate an effective plan tailored for your needs. Counselling may include a detailed review of a three day diet record, education regarding nutrition and health conditions when applicable, and strategic goal setting.
First follow up appointment:
The first 30 to 45 minute follow up visit will focus on reviewing the dietary journal completed the week prior, setting goals and starting your action plan.
Your dietitian will guide you in making necessary changes and have suggestions ready to work towards your goal. This appointment may include a comprehensive meal plan and all of the tools needed to follow through with, if your goal is weight management.
Subsequent follow up visits:
The potential for follow up visits will vary from person to person. Visits can include: Tracking your progress by reviewing your goals including successes, challenges, and barriers. Goals may need to be adjusted and new goals established over time. Your dietitian can address any questions or concerns you have while providing ongoing support.