Registered Dietitians provide nutrition care that is individually focused and based on scientific evidence.  Nutrition is critical for fueling sport and performance, promoting healthy living, and managing chronic disease.

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are the most qualified nutrition professionals. Registered Dietitians translate scientific research into practical information for clients.  Dietitians are required to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university, hundreds of hours of hands on learning during a one year practicum, and must pass the Canadian Dietitian Registration Exam.

They are a provincially regulated professionals. Seeking services from a regulated professional is a way to ensure the information you receive is evidence-based. For example, if you were building a bridge you would not ask a celebrity, you would seek information from a professional engineer. Registered Dietitians are held accountable for their professional conduct and ongoing learning is a requirement.

Dietitian is a protected title in all provinces, and nutritionist is a protected title in Alberta, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. A person cannot call themselves a dietitian or nutritionist in these select provinces, without meeting registration requirements.

What about Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrional Practitioner titles and RONP, RNCP, ROHP, RHN, CNP abbreviations?

These titles do not indicate someone is a dietitian or a provincially regulated health professional. The training programs to attain these titles vary, are owned privately, and are not accredited by a recognized institution.

For more information about dietitians and what they do, go to the Dietitians of Canada website:

Examples of some nutrition services offered by a Registered Dietitian at Williams Chiropractic:

  • Sports Nutrition and Hydration

  • Nutrition for healthy living

  • Nutrition and aging

  • Nutrition for weight management

  • Emotional eating

  • Nutrition for gastrointestinal health: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Nutrition for Kidney and Liver Health: Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Nutrition for Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Elevated Cholesterol

  • Nutrition for Arthritis

  • Nutrition for Osteoporosis

  • Prenatal Nutrition

  • Nutrition for Bone Health

Consider an RD referral for the following:

  • Prevention of chronic disease

  • Nutrition for sport, performance

  • Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes

  • Prenatal nutrition

  • Heart disease

  • Elevated cholesterol

  • Hypertension

  • Congestive Heart failure

  • Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones

  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Cancer- new diagnosis/unintended weight loss

  • Suspected Malnutrition

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Constipation

  • Celiac disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Diverticulosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis, gout

  • Recent smoking cessation

  • Weight management

  • Emotional eating, eating for reasons other than hunger


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