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What Does a Dietitian Do?

Registered dietitians are regulated health care professionals who are trained to provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition. They use the best available evidence coupled with good judgment to determine guidance and recommendations. The title ‘dietitian’ is protected by law. In Ontario, Nutritionist is not a protected title – that means anyone can use it. You can identify a dietitian by the initials RD after their name. To use this title, the dietitian must meet and maintain provincial registration requirements.

Most extended health care benefit plans provide coverage for a Registered Dietitian.

Nutrition Counselling:
Our Dietitian, Heather Wdowiak, will help you get the results you are looking for whether it is to manage your weight, improve your lab results, decrease medication or enjoy preparing meals. With the support and recommendations of a dietitian, you can set goals that are achievable and make changes that are realistic and sustainable. 

Areas of Nutrition Care Include: 

  • Weight Maintenance

Heather will help you obtain and maintain your own healthy weight while effectively and compassionately addressing emotional and mindless eating.

  • Chronic Diseases

Heather has the knowledge to help you manage chronic diseases including high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, cancer and diabetes.

  • Family and Child Nutrition

Heather can help your family achieve a healthy food relationship while ending picky and disordered eating.

  • Women’s Health

If you struggle with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), Heather can work with you to help improve fertility.

  • Digestive Issues

Heather can help you minimize digestive discomforts such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

Visit www.waterloodietitian.ca or call 226-972-9536 to book an appointment with Heather today.

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