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Dietary and Nutrition
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Registered dietitians provide the Dietary and Nutrition service. Family physicians and nurse practitioners mostly refer patients. Individual treatments or education programs can be offered according to need.

A dietitian is a health professional who has a Bachelor's degree specializing in foods and nutrition, as well as a period of practical training in a hospital or community setting. Registered Dietitians are licensed professionals, uniquely trained to advise on diet, food and nutrition in many diverse workplaces. They play a major role in health care, industry, government and education

Dietitians have an in-depth scientific knowledge of food and human nutrition and integrate this knowledge with that from other disciplines including health and social sciences, education, communication and management. Dietitians are the recognized food and nutrition professionals in Canada.

Examples of patient situations suitable for referral are:

  • poor nutrition during pregnancy and related weight changes
  • Gastro Intestinal problems such as celiac, crohns, colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diverticulitis
  • dyslipidemia
  • food hypersensitivity
  • cancer
  • protein calorie malnutrition
  • hypoglycemia and other conditions suitable for treatment through diet

Specific Inter-disciplinary Programs:

  • Metabolic Syndrome or pre-diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Cancer
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity
  • Geriatric Care
  • Life-style Change
  • Osteoporosis Prevention
  • Smoking Cessation

The FHT dietitians work in a close relationship with physicians and nurses to ensure good continuity of care and support for patients with a diagnosis of  diabetes.