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Nutrition Counselling

 

Nutrition counselling

 

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A registered dietitian is a health profession designation recognized by provincial legislation.  This program comprises a four-year university degree and over one thousand hours of supervised, hands-on training. The title ‘dietitian’ is protected by law, just like physician, nurse or pharmacist. Dietitians are also accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the care they provide in the same way that doctors and nurses are accountable for their actions.

The term ‘nutritionist’ is not regulated, allowing anyone to use the title nutritionist, this creates a wide range of training and practices amongst people who use this term.

What to Expect

Our dietitian, Krista Burns, works with you to identify and address your nutrition concerns. She translates current research into practical, easy to understand advice. She’ll work with you to provide personalized guidance while ensuring you still enjoy your favourite foods.

During the initial assessment we’ll discuss your medical and health history, activity level, current eating habits and your goals.  We’ll also review your lifestyle and food preferences. Next we’ll prepare a plan tailored to your goals. Follow-up appointments vary depending on your needs with multiple session package options.

Areas of Specialty

Krista’s specific area of interest is infant, child and family focused nutrition including pregnancy and new parents.  Krista helps busy families come up with strategies to plan quick, healthy meals, making dinner preparation efficient.

Personalized nutrition counselling for Families:
-introducing solid foods to your baby
-manage your your picky eaters
-support your active, growing teens
-pregnant women, ensuring they are meeting their unique nutrition needs

Personalized nutrition counselling for Athletes:
-develop a healthy eating plan to optimize your training
-tailored plans for endurance sports (cycling, marathoners, triathletes, etc), competitive sports, recreational sports or those wishing to maintain an active lifestyle.
-utilize nutrition for maximal recovery.

Personalized nutrition counselling for Chronic Conditions:
-managing blood sugar for diabetes and pre-diabetes
-strategies for managing high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol
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