Nutrition and Dietary Services
The role of a dietitian is to assess clients’ nutrition and nutritional deficiencies, and to prevent or treat issues related to nutrition.
To do so, the dietitian looks at factors such as eating habits, weight history, medical history, results of laboratory tests, history of physical activity, lifestyle, health-related beliefs, motivation to change behaviour, psychosocial issues, economic status and education.
The dietitian works with clients and their families over a number of months or years to set goals, educate them and motivate them to stay the course.
The majority of people consult a dietitian to lose weight. However, dietitians can also provide information about healthy eating to people affected by:
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Digestion problems
Dietitians can also answer your questions about child nutrition (from babies to teens), sports nutrition, food allergies, making the right food choices to get enough vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron or folic acid, menu planning and many more topics related to food and nutrition.
Please contact us for more information—in Welland at 905-734-1141 or in Hamilton at 905-528-0163.