Did you know that Dietitians do a lot more than counsel patients about their eating habits?
SWRHA Registered Dietitians are also involved in:
- Medical Nutrition therapy – using individually-tailored nutrition plans to treat a variety of medical conditions
- Foodservice – managing food service operations and developing therapeutic menus
- Community Outreach - working in health centres, creating nutrition programs, conducting lectures and hosting grocery tours and health fairs
- Nutrition-Related Research – collecting data to make advances within our field and improve our patient care
Registered Dietitians are the only health professionals qualified to assess and treat dietary and nutritional problems at individual and public health levels.
In an effort to promote healthier lifestyle habits, the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics will be sending a nutrition tip or nutrition based fun fact weekly. On the last Monday of each month we will be picking the ‘Food of the Month’, highlighting its benefits and even using a recipe to show you how to incorporate it into your diet!
Look out every Monday to learn more about nutrition!