Dietitians make it easier for the public to make healthy food choices. The advice and information they provide is tailored to the needs and values of their clients and communities. They translate complex scientific evidence into practical solutions to promote health and help clients manage special health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, food allergies and obesity.
Dietitians are valuable and important members of the health team. Dietitians are regulated health professionals who work alongside other health professionals including physicians, nurses. To use the title Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulatory body in the province in which they practice. You cannot become a dietitian or a recognized health professional in food or nutrition through an online program or a one or two year program.