Nutritional Counselling

Nutrition is the cornerstone to good health and well-being.  A Registered Dietitian is a licensed, regulated practitioner who follows a science-based approach to nutrition. Gateway’s Registered Dietitian will work with you every step of the way to provide the knowledge, support, encouragement and accountability to help you meet your unique health goals.

Nutrition

You do not need to be a client of the centre nor do you need a doctor’s referral to access this service. The Registered Dietitian provides nutrition counselling for individuals at all stages of life.

Common areas of focus are:

  • general healthy eating and lifestyle
  • weight management - weight loss/gain
  • emotional eating
  • prevention or management of chronic disease
  • menu planning for busy families
  • budget planning to stretch your food dollars
  • digestive problems
  • vegetarianism
  • food allergies
  • healthy pregnancy
  • infant/child nutrition - picky eating

The Registered Dietitian can work one-on-one with you to provide realistic, proven strategies to help manage and prevent conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Chronic Disease

Three out of five Canadians live with a chronic disease such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The Registered Dietitian applies proven behavior change techniques and counselling methods tailored to your needs. Lifestyle interventions delivered by dietitians can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60% in at-risk clients, and counselling is associated with improved health behaviors such as increased fruit, vegetable and fiber intake. Research has shown that after at least 3 months of dietary counselling, clients with chronic disease have experienced weight loss, reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, and glycated hemoglobin levels. The Registered Dietitian can also help you improve your odds against the development of breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, and osteoporosis.

To make an appointment, please contact our Registered
Dietitian at 613-478-1211 ext. 228.

To get the most out of your visit to the Registered Dietitian, please bring a record of everything you have eaten for at least three days prior to your appointment.

Go to our Nutrition Education page for information on programs offered in the community.