Outpatient dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy through one-to-one counselling for all age groups and nutrition education classes.
The goal of medical nutrition therapy is to promote healthy eating, well-being, and help individuals manage a variety of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, digestive issues, food allergies or intolerances.
- Nutrition assessment
- Food and nutrition education including tips for meal planning and grocery shopping
- Medical Nutrition Therapy and counselling for prevention and treatment of malnutrition and chronic disease management
How can an outpatient dietitian help?
One-to-one nutrition counselling with a registered dietitian:
- Chronic health conditions: heart disease, gout, osteoporosis, liver disease, etc.
- Digestive issues: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, etc.
- Tube feeding at home
- Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances
- Feeding children: picky eaters, poor growth
What to expect for one-to-one nutrition counselling:
Your initial visit will take about 60 minutes and the dietitian will ask you about your:
- food choices and eating pattern
- medical history
- blood work
- medications and vitamin/mineral/herbal supplements
- health goals
The goal is to work with you to develop an individual nutrition plan through education, meal planning and goal setting. If needed, follow-up session(s) will be scheduled and usually take about 30 minutes each.
Group classes are lead by a registered dietitian at select Fraser Health sites:
- Heart health
- Celiac disease
You need a referral from a care provider to attend our classes.
You can be referred to our outpatient dietitians by your doctor or nurse practitioner, who will send the referral form to our booking office. You will be contacted directly by the booking office to schedule your appointment.
- HealthLink BC 8-1-1: Registered dietitians offer telephone, email and web-based based food and nutrition services to support the information, education and counselling needs of B.C. residents and health professionals.
- Unlock food: Find information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools. The content is written and reviewed by registered dietitians.
- Dietitians of Canada: Find a private practice dietitian in your area and for more nutrition information.