Protecting the Public

The College of Dietitians of Ontario is dedicated to public protection. We regulate and support Registered Dietitians for the enhancement of safe, ethical and competent nutrition services in diverse practice environments. 

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How we protect the public

The College of Dietitians of Ontario is a regulatory body. We are not an education facility. Our mandate is to ensure that dietitians follow the laws and standards that govern the profession of dietetics so that the public can have access to safe, ethical and quality nutrition services.

Here is how we do it:

  • We have five programs to regulate the profession of dietetics in the interest of public protection.
  • We set the requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian in Ontario. Only individuals who meet our standards for certification are registered to practice dietetics in Ontario.
  • We set and enforce practice standards  so that people in Ontario receive safe, ethical, and competent nutrition services from qualified dietitians.
  • We have a quality assurance program that monitors dietitians to make sure they keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date throughout their career.
  • We provide a Register of Dietitians, available online, so that you can verify that your dietitian is registered to practice .
  • We are here to help should you have a concern or complaint about your dietitian.

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