Many employee health insurance packages cover nutritional counselling from a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist upwards of $500 per year. Check your employer today!
Diet and exercise play a major role in leading a healthy lifestyle, and have a major impact on how well your body functions and develops as you age. No matter your job, you depend on your body to have the strength and energy to make it through the day, but without proper diet and exercise, you will often find yourself tired and unmotivated. No matter what your goal may be, our Wellness Consultant will help instruct and guide you on the best way to take care of your health. Alyssa can offer advice on ways to eat healthier, suggest supplements to help support your body, develop a meal plan, and teach you the benefits of different types of exercise.
What can a Registered Nutritionist help you with?
- Women’s health: iron deficiency, anemia, pre-conception nutrition, pregnancy, breastfeeding and PCOS
- Children’s health: picky eating, failure to thrive, allergies, iron deficiency, anemia and weight management
- Senior’s health: chewing and swallowing assessment (eg post-stroke), and weight loss
- Digestive health including Celiac disease, IBS, GERD, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, food allergies and sensitivities
- Vegan, vegetarian diets
- Gluten-free, lactose-free, allergen-free and anti-inflammatory diets
- Healthy weight loss, weight gain and maintenance strategies
- Disordered eating and emotional/stress eating management
- Diabetes management
- Heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol
- Cancer, pre/post surgical nutrition
- Hormonal and thyroid disorders
- Nutrition for competitive and recreational athletes
- Personal and family meal planning
What is the difference between a Nutritionist and Dietitian? Does it matter who you visit for nutrition advice?
The title “Registered Dietitian” is protected, whereas “Nutritionist” is not. This means that Nutritionists can have a varying amount, and quality, of education. These courses can be just a few weeks to several months. Dietitians have a minimum of a 4-year degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited university program and undergo comprehensive and rigorous training. They then have to complete a 1-year internship and pass an entrance exam into the College of Dietitians in their province. Daniela’s formal education includes 2 university degrees in nutritional science, as well as training in ‘holistic nutrition’, plus a 1-year internship working side-by-side different Registered Dietitians.
Dietitians, just like engineers and medical doctors, are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for the highest standards of education and ethics. Just like all regulated health professionals, dietitians are required to stay on top of emerging research, skills, and techniques. They are held accountable to their college and need to adhere to their Principles of Professional Practice. This includes only using the most up-to-date and evidence-based information in their area of practice. Dietitians have the education to translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand. They look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable advice tailored to your personal needs.
Dietitians believe in the power of food to enhance lives and improve health. They take a holistic approach with their clients. Working with a dietitian can save health care costs, improve employee productivity, reduce a client’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and more.
For more information, see Dietitians of Canada’s website: