It can be difficult to know where to turn for trusted food and nutrition advice. Dietitians have the skills and expertise to help you make informed food and nutrition choices. When you work with a dietitian, they will use the science of nutrition to help you understand the connection between food and health. They will support you with personalized guidance to meet your nutritional needs and goals. Learn more about what to expect when you see a dietitian.
There are many reasons to see a dietitian. Whether you are looking for support with meal planning, trying to prevent or manage a health condition, improve athletic performance, introduce new foods to your child, or simply want to make more nutritious food choices to feel your best, dietitians have you covered.
Are you ready to unlock the potential of food? There are many ways to find a dietitian near you:
It's easy to find a dietitian near you, visit Find a Dietitian. You can search by postal code, city, and/or health condition.
Many dietitians offer services virtually and most employee benefit plans cover dietitian services. Check your plan today. Dietitians not covered under your employee plan? Share this Fact Sheet with your employer to advocate for adding dietitian services to your plan.
In some cases, services are covered by provincial health insurance. You can ask your health care provider about options available in your area, including individual counselling, publicly funded programs and workshops.
Some provinces have dietitian call centres where you can speak to a dietitian by phone or e-mail at no cost and no referral is needed.
Check with your local grocery store or pharmacy to see if they offer dietitian services.
Until you can connect with a dietitian, UnlockFood.ca has easy to read, science-based information to get you started.
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This article was written and reviewed by dietitians from Dietitians of Canada. The advice in this article is intended as general information and should not replace advice given by your dietitian or healthcare provider.
Last Update – January 31, 2023