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Healthy Eating


Registered Dietitians are experts in the area of nutrition and counselling.  They are trained to provide individualized, evidence-based nutrition therapy to clients.  The long term goals are to optimize nutrition status, improve health, increase longevity and enhance enjoyment of life. 

In collaboration with clients, caregivers and healthcare providers, they play an important role in promoting health, preventing disease and managing both acute and chronic diseases where nutrition is a key factor.  Strategies to manage nutrition related problems are discussed and tailored to meet each person’s individualized needs. 


Examples of types of referrals to the Dietitian include:

  • Weight concerns

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, etc.

  • High Cholesterol

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Osteoporosis

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Pre/Postnatal Nutrition

  • Food Allergies and Sensitivities

  • General Nutrition

Handouts / Resources

CDHF Understanding FODMAPs

Diabetes Canada - Just the Basics

Eating The Mediterranean Way

Energy Boosting - Increasing Calories and Protein for Malnutrition

Glycemic Index Food Guide

Mediterranean Diet

PCDA Recipes 2020

UCFHT Balanced Meals and Snacks

Food Banks - Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

Eating Guidelines for People with High Blood Cholesterol Levels

Food and Symptom Journal - PDF Version

Foods and Symptom Journal - MS Word Version


Useful Links

General Nutrition Topics

Dietitians of Canada Topics A to Z


Diabetes/General Healthy Eating:

Resources from Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Meal Planning


Mediterranean Diet

Metabolic Syndrome/Mediterranean Diet

Oldways Mediterranean Diet

HealthLink BC Mediterranean Diet


Beans, Lentils, and Vegetarian Eating:

Recipes and ways to include beans/legumes/lentils in one’s meal plan

Cooking Ideas Using Lentils


Healthy Meal Planning

Four Weeks of Healthy Menus - sample menus, recipes, grocery lists, food pantry, food safety

Resources/Recipes for Healthy Proportional Eating

My Menu Planner

FoodCore Leeds, Grenville and Lanark

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