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Consulting Dietitians Network

Welcome to the Consulting Dietitian’s Network (CDN), a group of progressive dietitians who currently operate or have an interest in private practice or consulting nutrition services. This includes members who are in private practice full-time or those who consult part-time throughout all aspects of the nutrition field.

Benefits of membership
  • Access to important Employee Health Insurance Campaign updates and tools such as the Infographic, printed brochures, and support from the executive to support any advocacy efforts.

  • Access to the latest and most comprehensive version of the Consulting Fee Guidelines. Note: CDN members have access to full guidelines.

  • Materials you need to enhance your practice such as our dietitian resource list (a compilation of members' go-to resources for running their private practice), and exciting Webinars on up-and-coming topics.

  • A Coast-to-Coast discussion feed, where members can post practice questions and gain valuable feedback from peers.

  • The private practice manual at a reduced rate, which is the “4-1-1” for starting up your practice

  • The opportunity for the public to locate you through your Find-a-Dietitian profile

  • Access to your friendly-neighborhood Provincial Representatives, who are dedicated to answering province-specific questions about private practice

  • Provincial socials throughout the year, where you have a chance to network and mingle with other entrepreneurs

  • Recipe collection for use with your clients

  • Best business practices resources and more!


Activities and achievements
  • Expanded our network from 280 to 434 members to date!

  • Participated in the DC National Conference in Ottawa and Quebec City, hosting several workshops, providing members with the opportunity for a subsidized professional headshot photo shoot, and participation in the ‘Speed Dating Roundtables’

  • Hosted our first Provincial Social in Ontario to provide a chance for networking

  • Updated the Private Practice Manual to release the 4th Edition

  • Created the employee health initiative infographic as a tool to target decision makers to add dietitians as a reimbursable health benefit

  • Hosted the webinar Get Involved: Help Dietitians to be Covered! with Helene Charlebois

Leadership Team

Co-Chairs: Jennifer House
Website Administrator: Amanda Hamel
Tradeshow Coordinator: Amanda Li
Member Surveys and Data Collection Coordinator: Charlene Kennedy
Regional Rep Coordinator: Angela Wallace
DC Health Insurance Advocacy Coordinator: Hana Klimczak
CDN Member Learning Tools Coordinators: Alka Chopra & Jennifer Neale
Private Practice Manual Development Coordinator: Katie Wyrebek
Network Newsletter Coordinator: Deborah Wildish & Novella Lui


Cost: $45/year
Contact: consulting@dietitians-network.ca 

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