What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
The title of dietitian is protected across Canada similar to physician, nurse and pharmacist. Nutritionist is a protected title in Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Dietitians have a degree in food and nutritional sciences from an accredited university program. Dietitians are required to complete a 1 year internship program and pass the Canadian Dietitian Registration Exam. Just like all regulated health professionals, dietitians are required to complete continuing education competencies each year.
Why should I see a regulated health professional?
These regulatory bodies are there to protect the public.
Dietitians are held to high standards by these regulatory bodies. Dietitians will undergo random audits every 4 years.
The provincial regulatory bodies act as a point of contact for client complaints and malpractice concerns.
What can I expect from working with a dietitian?
For the LOVE of FOOD's dietitians will work with you to meet your nutrition goals. Each appointment is tailored to your specific needs. Please read the team bios found under the about us tab to find which dietitian will best meet your needs. If you are unsure please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help guide you.
How can I pay for my session?
We accept payments through credit card, or e-transfer. Please note credit card information is collected to book and reserve a session. This card will not be charged until the end of the session.
Will my session be covered by my extended health plan?
Most extended health plans cover around 500$ per calendar year per registered family member. Each plan varies, please contact your health plan coverage provider to find out if and how much coverage you have for dietitian services.