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Learn About Dietitians

Dietitians believe in the power of food to enhance lives and improve health

Dietitians empower their patients, clients, and communities to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it. The advice and information they provide is tailored to their clients and patients personal needs and challenges, including taste and accessibility. They translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand to support healthy living for all Canadians.
You may not know it, but dietitians are everywhere. Whether collaborating with other healthcare professionals, undertaking scientific research, driving innovation in the food industry, informing public policy, or working with patients and communities across the country, our influence runs deep and it continues to grow.

Learn more about what dietitians do and where they work

Dietitians are regulated health professionals

To use the title Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulatory body in the province in which they practice.  Dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in university. Dietitians are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics, which means we look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.

Find out the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian


Training to become a dietitian

To become a dietitian, you need to complete a bachelor of science degree from an accredited university program plus undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in university. 

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