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FAQ

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What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

  • Registered Dietitians are trained to use their knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to promote good health.
  • They are health-care professionals who have earned a Bachelor’s degree specializing in food and nutrition and have completed supervised practical training through a university program or an approved hospital or community setting.
  • Dietitians must be registered with Provincial Regulatory Bodies and are the only professionals who can use the titles “Registered Dietitian”,  “Professional Dietitian” and “Dietitian”, which are protected by law.
  • Dietitians are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the care they provide.
  • Dietitians are committed to public protection. In most provinces there are not regulatory standards to protect the title “Nutritionist.” In provinces where “Nutritionist” is a protected title it usually is “Dietitian-Nutritionist” that is protected by law.

Adapted from What is the Difference Between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist? Dietitians of Canada (2009). Retrieved from www.dietitians.ca.

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Why should I see a Dietitian? 

There are a variety of reasons you may benefit from consulting with a Dietitian.  From one-on-one guidance to meet specific goals or to feel reassured that you’re eating well for yourself and your family. I can help you:

  • Shop wisely and prepare tasty meals for your family
  • Manage your diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure with healthy food choices
  • Support your weight goals whether it is for weight gain, loss or maintenance
  • Feed your new baby, picky eater or growing teenager
  • Decide if you need to take a vitamin or mineral supplement
  • Choose healthy foods to fit your unique eating plan, whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or require a gluten-free diet
  • Become more aware of what you’re purchasing and eating by learning to read food labels and compare products to make the best choice

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Do I need a referral to see you for a nutrition assessment?

Absolutely not. Although your physician may recommend you see a Dietitian, you can also contact me directly to book an appointment independently.

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Where will we meet?

Initial assessments take place at FamilyCare Medical Clinic (191 Marion Street). Other meeting locations, such as a Pantry Makeover and Grocery Store Tour, can be determined later to accommodate personal preferences.

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Is my appointment covered by my health provider?

Many basic insurance providers often cover Dietitian consultations. To find out, it is best to contact your Medical Insurance Provider and retrieve information on their specific policy.

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Do you offer direct billing to any Medical Insurance Providers?

Yes. At present, we offer direct billing to the following providers: Green Shield Canada, Manitoba Bluecross, Sirius, Chambers of Commerce and Great West Life.

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What is the cost?

Please click here for more information on available packages. And, contact me for information regarding prices.

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