Dietitians are uniquely trained to advise you on food, diet and nutrition. All Dietitians have a Bachelor's degree specializing in foods and nutrition, and have completed an accredited internship or a graduate degree. In every province, practicing Dietitians are regulated, so you can be sure that you are getting safe and ethical advice.
What can a Registered Dietitian do for me?
A dietitian can identify nutritional problems and assess the nutritional status of patients. A dietitian will counsel patients on special diet modifications that may be needed for a specific disease such as diabetes or high cholesterol.
Do I have to have a health problem or a disease to see the Registered Dietitian?
No. You may see the Registered Dietitian for many reasons - to make sure that your diet meets Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating - to learn if your portions are adequate or too large - to help you with a meal plan to lose weight - to help you plan a healthy menu for your family - and to teach you how to read the nutritional labels on foods.
Do I need a doctor's referral to see the Registered Dietitian?
No. You can self-refer by calling 864-3079.
Does it cost anything to see the Registered Dietitian?
No. This service is provided free to the community of Chapleau.
Chapleau General Hospital
6 Broomhead Road