Dietitians are regulated health care professionals trained in universities. In Canada, private practice Dietitian services are often covered by insurance benefits. Find your Dietitian to help you reach your goal.
Dietitians develop skills in different practice areas. If you have a specific health concern, finding a Dietitian specialized in that area can be helpful. Click the buttons below to learn more.
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Just like physicians, nurses and pharmacists, not just anybody can call themselves a Dietitian!
All of these titles are government legislated, regulated and protected titles under the Health Professions Act.
In Alberta there are a few ways a Dietitian can refer to themselves:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Or, simply Dietitian
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In order to use any of the above titles, one must:
Complete a four-year bachelor’s degree with a specialization in human nutrition
Pass a national registration exam
Complete a one-year internship with rotations in hospital, community, clinical and food service settings
Meet annual continuing education requirements
If you’re unsure, look for RD, RDN or Dt.P (French) behind a name.
For more information on the training and legislation of our profession visit: the College of Dietitians of Alberta and Dietitians of Canada‘s page on “Difference Between Dietitians and Nutritionists.”
Dietitians provide a wide range of services including individual menu planning, corporate wellness presentations, nutrient analysis, and menu reviews.
Just like other professionals Dietitians specialize in specific populations to provide services to.
To learn more about services provided by Dietitians read about our featured Dietitians.
Why See a Private Practice Dietitian
In Canada, if you are a patient with a ‘nutrition condition,’ you may be able to see a Dietitian through the public health care system. Simply speak with your family doctor regarding which services may be available to you.
Private practice Dietitians offer more customized and specialized services, including meal planning, and sports nutrition. With a private practice Dietitian you may see or work with them on a more frequent basis.
Private practice Dietitians offer preventative options for health. Why wait to see a Dietitian because something is already wrong?
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