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What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are health care professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition, have completed supervised practical training, and passed a regulatory exam. Dietitians are registered with and accountable to provincial regulatory bodies such as the College of Dietitians of Ontario, that guide their professional conduct and care.

How can a Registered Dietitian help?

Dietitians draw on their scientific knowledge of food and nutrition, and experience with specific patient populations to provide practical solutions for healthy eating and disease prevention and treatment. Learn more about Nutrition Services for ChildrenAdults and Accident Victims.

What can I expect during my initial appointment?

Most appointments follow the format of an informal discussion and last about an hour. You can expect to provide some basic information about yourself, your main issue or concern, your goals and what you expect from the consultation.

Your dietitian will then ask you a number of questions to fully understand your unique situation, including factors that may impact your results such as lifestyle, behaviour and family relationships. Based on this information, he/she will provide a customized plan that may include a combination of diet plans, food and exercise recommendations, and/or prioritized goals aimed at helping you get results. Other resources like food and nutrition guidelines, healthy recipes, or fact sheets on certain issues are also included where appropriate. Schedule an appointment.

What does it cost and how many sessions do I need?

The services of a Registered Dietitian are often covered by extended health insurance or as part of your employee assistance program. We offer direct billing for Blue Cross clients and are providers with both FSEAP and Morneau Shepell employee assistance programs.

Costs are $120/hour with an initial assessment typically taking one hour and follow-up appointments 30 minutes. Many issues can be dealt with in one session, while others require ongoing followup. Contact Kennedy Nutrition for more information.

To learn more about how a Registered Dietitian can help, read our patient stories