Interested in losing weight, managing a chronic condition, or simply improving your health? Our Registered Dietitian at Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre can help.
What does a Registered Dietitian do?
Registered Dietitians are uniquely trained to translate complex scientific evidence into practical solutions that support Canadians in improving their health and preventing disease.
A Registered Dietitian will work with you to develop an action plan that meets your specific dietary and lifestyle needs, following a thorough review of your medical, social, and dietary history.
What’s the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
The title “Registered Dietitian” is protected by law, meaning that only those who have met the above criteria are able to practice as a dietitian. “Nutritionist” is not a protected title in the province of Ontario, meaning that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, without being liable for the advice they provide.
Registered Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition.
To practice in the province of Ontario, Registered Dietitians must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition from an accredited University
- Complete a dietetic internship which involves a minimum of 1250 hours of supervised practice
- Demonstrate competency to practice as a Registered Dietitian by passing a registration exam
- Be a member, in good standing, with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
- Commit to ongoing professional development
The Registered Dietitian at the Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre specializes in the following areas of nutrition:
- Weight Management
- Pre/Post Bariatric Nutrition Support
- Eating Disorders & Emotional Eating
- Plant-based Nutrition (Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw)
- Disease Management (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension)
- Gastrointestinal Health
- Sports Nutrition
Ready to improve your mobility and get active?
Contact Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre today.