Online Resources for Reliable Nutrition information from a Registered Dietitian
Registered Dietitians are a trusted source for nutrition information. They are skilled in translating food science into practical eating plans to help you and your family enjoy a healthy lifestyle. They also help people manage nutrition-related diseases and health conditions including, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, digestive issues and food allergies.
Registered Dietitians support people of all ages to achieve theri nutrition goals such as increased energy, weight loss and overall well-being. They are regulated health professionals who must be members of the College of Dietitians of Ontario to practice in Ontario. This means that a dietitian has met rigorous standards of education. They are accountable to the College for ongoing competence and for offering quality nutrition care throughout their career,
The Register of Dietitians at www.collegeofdietitians.org
will tell you whether a person is allowed to practice as a dietitian in Ontario. The Register is current and contains business contact information, restrictions on a Registered Dietitian’s practice, registration history and, if there is any, their discipline history.
You can access the services of a Registered Dietitian by consulting your physician or other primary care provider. You can also search online at www.dietitians.ca
and clicking on Find a Dietitian
Although dietitian services are not covered by OHIP, there are many government funded services through Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres, Diabetes Education Programs, Hospitals and Long-Term Care Residences. Many insurance companies also offer benefits for nutrition services by Registered Dietitians.
Free and reliable nutrition information is available through Eat Right Ontario, “Ask a Dietitian”. This service provides a direct link to Registered Dietitians to answer your questions. Call 1-877-510-5102 or browse the website at www.eatrightontario.ca