Clinical Nutrition/Dietitian

Appointments

(807) 274-4817

Hours

Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed on Weekends and Statutory Holidays

Referral

Must be Physician/Nurse Practitioner referred

More Information

Clinical Nutrition at Riverside Health Care is committed to the provision of optimal nutrition care for our patients, their families and the community. Services are provided by a Registered Dietitian who is regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario under the Regulated Health Professions Act.

The Registered Dietitian provides leadership in the management of medical nutritional therapy to ensure that in-patients, out-patients, Long-Term Care residents and their families receive optimal and appropriate nutrition care and education. Clinical Nutrition Services at Riverside Health Care provides a broad range of both in-patient and out-patient nutrition programs.

In and Out-Patient Counselling   

If you have been diagnosed by your physician with a disease or condition such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Allergies, Digestive Disorders, an Eating Disorder, etc. which requires a special diet for treatment, be sure to ask for a referral to the Registered Dietician. At your first visit, the Registered Dietician will perform a nutritional assessment of your eating and lifestyle habits and a care plan will be developed based on your individual nutritional needs. Nutrition counselling is also available for individuals who would like to improve their eating habits to lead to a healthier lifestyle and for disease prevention.

Nutrition Workshops and Community Presentations

A variety of workshops are offered to promote healthy eating and increase nutrition awareness to members of the community.

Contracted Services

The Registered Dietician provides nutrition education and counselling to clients of the Community Care Access Centre in their homes. On-going nutritional assessment and monitoring is provided to residents of Rainycrest Long Term Care Home in compliance with LTC standards.

Related Links

Dietitians of Canada
Heart and Stroke
Nutrition Labels
Physical Activity Guide
BC Cancer Agency Nutrition