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The impact diet and nutrition has on your overall health is becoming increasingly apparent with new research. The Credit Valley Family Health Team understands if you may have concerns about your diet, questions about what is 'healthy' or simply wish to make a change in your diet, but don't know where to start. The Registered Dieticians (RD) at CVFHT are here to help by providing nutrition counselling and education to enrolled patients.

What is a dietician?

A Registered Dietician (RD) provide dietary and nutrition services to patients based on their in-depth, evidence based knowledge of food and human nutrition. Due to the influence of social, cultural and economic factors on your relationship with food, they often intergrate this knowledge with that from other disciplines, including health and social sciences, education, communication and management.

Services Provided By Registered Dieticians

  • Assessment of nutritional status through examination of diet, eating habits and medical history
  • Development of evidence-based, tailored nutrition plan for you to meet your health goals
  • One on one nutrition counselling to track your progress

Our dieticians counsel people and offer nutrition classes on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes management (nutrition education classes available)
  • Prediabetes and prevention (nutrition education classes available)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stomach or bowel problems (i.e irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn's and colitis, diverticulosis)
  • Kidney disease and kidney stones
  • Liver disease
  • Food allegries and intolerances
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Youth nutrition
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Sports nutrition
  • Cancer
  • Senior wellness and health

How Do I Make an Appointment with the Registered Dietician?

Referrals can be made by your family physicians or nurse practioner. Individual treatments can be offered according to need. All appointments and classes are covered by OHIP.

Additional Resources

For additional information from reputable resources, please see below.

Canadian Food Guide

Government of Canada: Food and Nutrition

Mayo Clinic: Children's Health

University of Rochester Golisano Children's Hospital: Pediatric Nutrition and Special Diets

Celiac Disease Foundation

Crohn's and Colitis Canada

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