Registered Dietitians are Health Care Professionals who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in food and nutrition and have completed a supervised practical training through a university program or an approved hospital or community setting. Registered Dietitians have to be registered with a Provincial Regulatory Body and are the only professionals who can use the titles “Registered Dietitian”, “Professional Dietitian” and “Dietitian”, which are protected by law. Look for the letters R.D., P.Dt. or D.Pt. after the name, indicating that the person is a registered member of the profession.
Registered Dietitians use their knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to promote good health. They are accountable to their regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the care they provide and are committed to ethical practice. Registered Dietitians are responsible to know what is right and to do what is right for their clients, practice in the best interest of their clients and their profession, assess and evaluate the client, and base their professional opinions and recommendations on valid and sound data and evidence. A Registered Dietitian will help people to reduce the risk of type II diabetes, manage diabetes, manage heart disease and lower heart disease risk by lowering blood pressure and improve healthy eating behaviours like increasing vegetable, fruit and fiber intake.
March is Nutrition Month and March 18th is Registered Dietitian Day and Dietitians of Canada is encouraging Canadians to eat well at work in accordance with This Year’s Nutrition Month theme: Eating 9-5!
Some tips to avoid rush morning and improve your choices at workplace are: (adapted from Dietitians of Canada website)
At Bayview Rehabilitation, let us help you “Eating 9-5!” and contact us if you require an assessment for any of our specialized programs: