What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians (RDs or Dietitians) are uniquely trained food and nutrition specialists. They are the recognized experts in translating scientific evidenced based nutrition facts into practical and easy to understand information. Dietitians work in a variety of locations including community agencies and clinics, public health, hospitals and in government and policy development. All RDs must be a registered member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario in order to practice in Ontario.
How do I access Registered Dietitian services?
Please speak to your Nurse Practitioner about accessing our Dietitian Services. You may also contact the receptionist either by phone or in person to schedule an appointment.
What do Registered Dietitians do?
Dietitians are nutrition specialists who counsel and support patients to make changes in their eating habits to promote a healthy lifestyle and to prevent or manage a chronic illness. They provide nutrition education using up-to-date and evidenced based scientific data in order to optimize the patient’s health and well-being. They counsel in both individual and group settings to help patients reach their nutrition related goals.
At Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, the Dietitian collaborates with other members of the health care team to support the care and needs of all patients. Together the team can manage nutrition for health promotion, disease prevention and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
Dietitians hold patient information in strict confidence. Information is only disclosed when patients have consented to disclosure or is required by law to do so.
Information partially derived from the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Dietitians of Canada.