- Dietitians in Public Health
(February 2017) – This bililngual factsheet provides an overview of what public health dietitians do and how they contribute to the health of the community.
- Dietitians Promote Health
(January 2017) – This bilingual leaflet describes the dietitians' education and varied roles, and highlights that we are regulated, collaborative and evidence-based.
- Dietitians and Chronic Disease Management
(March 2017) – Promotes the effectiveness of diet counselling delivered by dietitians in chronic disease management.
- Dietitians in Primary Care
(March 2017) – Provides an overview of what dietitians do and the difference they can make in primary health care environments. Bilingual handout.
- Dietitians in Telehealth
(November 2016) – Promotes the effectiveness of telephone counselling delivered by dietitians.
- DC Newfoundland and Labrador 2017 pre-budget recommendations
(February 2017) – Dietitians of Canada and the Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador action group were pleased to provide recommendations as part of the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget consultation.
- 2017 Ontario pre-budget recommendations
(February 2017) – The recommendations highlight the need for access to dietitians' services and access to healthy foods for all Ontarians.
- 2017 New Brunswick pre-budget recommendations
(December 2016) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide input to the New Brunswick pre-budget consultation.
- DC Manitoba submission to the 2017 budget consultations
(November 2016) – (November 2016) Dietitians of Canada (Manitoba) was pleased to provide a written submission to the Manitoba government's 2017 Manitoba's Citizen Budget Your Province, Your Plan.
- BC Budget 2017 Consultation Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
(October 2016) – Dietitians of Canada (BC) was pleased to provide input to the 2017 Budget Consultation. Recommendations include service delivery improvements using the unique expertise of dietitians, taking action so all British Columbians can afford healthy food and closing the loophole excluding sugar sweetened beverages from provincial sales tax.
- DC (BC) Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Health
(July 2016) – The Dietitians of Canada (BC) recommendations to the Committee include ensuring patient safety and quality of care through evidence based nutrition services and staffing interdisciplinary teams with regulated health professionals, including registered dietitians.
- 2016 federal pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – DC's recommendations to the federal government address issues including food insecurity (Aboriginal, poverty), excise tax on SSB, access to home-/community-based care and telehealth dietitians, national workforce data base and nutrient database of Canadian foods.
- 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – Dietitians of Canada and the Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador local action group were pleased to provide input to the Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget consultation as part of the Government Renewal Initiative.
- 2016 Nova Scotia pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide input to the Nova Scotia pre-budget consultation as part of the Budget Talks 2016-2017 initiative.
- DC Ontario response to Patients First Discussion Paper
(February 2016) – DC Ontario provides recommendations to strengthen the Ontario health system through an integrated system that supports communication between patients, health sectors, and healthcare providers. Leadership roles for dietitians, engagement of all health professionals, and outcome measurement are also recommended.
- THE CANADIAN WAY: Accelerating Innovation and Improving Health System Performance - A Consensus Statement by the Health Action Lobby (HEAL)
(December 2014) – How could the federal government take a leadership role in improving the health and health care of Canadians? HEAL, a coalition of 39 national health organizations, including Dietitians of Canada, speaks out.
- DC Ontario Pre-budget recommendations
(January 2015) – Dietitians of Canada Ontario Region presented recommendations to improve health through improving access to healthy food for all Ontarians and access to services of Registered Dietitians.
- DC (BC) Submission to Select Standing Committee on Health
(December 2014) – This submission outlines key recommendations and actions to maintain a sustainable health care system.
- Recommendations for 2015 Federal Budget
(August 2014) – Dietitians of Canada made a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of the 2015 pre-budget consultation process. We provided four recommendations related to: monitoring and surveillance of food consumption and dietary intakes of Canadians; the development of a comprehensive pan-Canadian health human resources strategy; Increasing investment in health promotion and chronic disease prevention program and policy initiatives; and reducing the nationwide prevalence of individual and household food insecurity and associated negative health consequences.
- Gaps and barriers in the training and practice of dietitians: Report to the federal HESA Committee
(November 2014) – This DC report to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) addresses gaps and barriers (including Aboriginal students).
- HEAL recommendations for inter-provincial collaboration to improve health care in Canada
(June 2013) – HEAL (Health Action Lobby) sent a letter to Premiers Ghiz and Wall, Co-Chairs of the Heath Care Innovation Working Group in June 2013. This letter explains to the Premiers collective recommendations of health professionals on next health care innovation steps.
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- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Call to Action from Dietitians
(January 2012) – DC submitted a brief to the House of Commons Committee on Health (HESA), which began its study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in December 2011.
- Strengthening the Canadian Health System: A Call to Action from Dietitians
(November 2011) – The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology was accepting submissions in preparation for the Health Accord 2014. Dietitians of Canada called for action in three areas: increased investment in health promotion and non-communicable disease prevention including access to healthy food, coordinated interprofessional health services, and sufficient labour supply and access to dietitians.