The title Registered Dietitian (RD) is provincially regulated, and protected by law. In order to use this title, a person must meet specific educational and professional requirements.
The title nutritionist, on the other hand, is not protected, which means that technically anyone could call themselves a nutritionist, as there are no specific requirements that must be met in order to do so.
A Registered Dietitian is a health professional who is accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their services and conduct. They have completed a university degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited institution, they have worked at least 1250 hours in supervised practical training. They have passed an exam to become a registered health professional, they are required to complete ongoing professional development and they are held to a rigorous professional code of ethics.
When you choose a Registered Dietitian over a nutritionist you know that you will receive evidence-based solutions from someone who has spent a lot of time mastering the specialized science behind nutrition and the food we eat.
I am an expert in paediatric nutrition, chronic disease management, weight and cholesterol regulation, and cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes prevention.
I specialize in helping families through all stages of nutrition, including starting solids for babies, child growth and development, and family meal planning.
I have helped many clients find practical, evidence-based solutions for common issues like food allergies, weight loss or weight gain, and eating disorders.
I take a holistic, nutrition-for-real-life approach to help people reach their nutritional needs in affordable fun, easy ways.
While OHIP does not cover the cost of seeing Registered Dietitians working in private practice, many insurance plans do.
To find out if your insurance plan covers the cost of seeing a Dietitian, please contact your insurance provider.
I understand that sometimes life is too busy for a one-on-one in-person appointment, and that’s why we offer Skype or telephone consults and home visits within certain areas.
To find out if I make home visits to your region or area, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, I offer a variety of workshops on an ongoing basis, including mom-specific workshops like the popular “Feeding Your Baby” and “Feeding Your Child” workshops, as well as “Vibrant Mommy, Vibrant Family” nutrition packages.