Post by: Jodi Holland, RD
May 5, 2015
Nutrition advice can be found everywhere! How do you know if you’re receiving the most current and evidence-based nutrition information, especially when anyone can call themselves a nutritionist?
Registered Dietitians are regulated health professionals. We are accountable to our provincial college who monitors our competency and ongoing professional development, to ensure the public is protected.
- Dietitians are university educated with at least 1250 hours of supervised, hands-on and practical training in food systems, disease management, population health, communications and counselling.
- Dietitians translate complex scientific evidence into practical solutions to promote health and to manage special conditions.
- Dietitians have the knowledge to assess how your lifestyle and medical history may affect your health.
- Dietitians have the training to work with you to individualize a plan to meet your unique needs and goals.
As regulated health professionals, many extended health care benefit plans cover the services provided by Registered Dietitians. Many employers recognize that dietitians can play a key role in keeping their employees healthy and productive.
Just as you choose the most qualified specialist to take care of your dental, vision or medication needs, choose the expert for your nutritional health and well-being. Registered Dietitians are the experts at promoting health through food and nutrition!
Learn more about Registered Dietitians here: