Teledietetic nutrition services are effective


Telephone counselling delivered by dietitians, as part of a nutrition intervention, leads to better health outcomes such as:

  • increased fruit and vegetable intake
  • decreased total and saturated fat intake
  • decreased energy intake
  • improved blood sugar control for people with diabetes
  • weight loss and decreased body mass index
  • decreased waist circumference
  • decreased prevalence of metabolic syndrome

See Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition® – Telehealth/teledietetics


  • Dietitians in Teledietetics

    (January 2018) – This bilingual factsheet promotes the effectiveness of telephone counselling delivered by dietitians. It presents the facts based on a recent review of the literature on telephone counselling.  


Updated January 15, 2018

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