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Dietitian FAQ

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.


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Chapleau General Hospital
6 Broomhead Road
Chapleau, Ontario
P0M 1K0