Nutrition services are provided by our Registered Dietitian. The Registered Dietitian at the WFHT is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. In Ontario, registered Dietitians (RD) is a protected title and they are considered experts in the field of nutritional sciences.
Nutrition services are located at the Lady Dunn Health Centre giving patients access to dietary counselling in their family doctor’s office & hospital.
Some common topics that can be address in a nutrition counselling session, but not limited to:
- Planning balanced meals and snacks,
- Reading nutrition fact labels,
- Meal planning on a budget
- Eating during pregnancy & breastfeeding
- Infant nutrition
- Food allergies
- Childhood nutrition
- Body image
- Eating behaviours
- Athletic performance
- Healthy aging
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, Diverticulitis)
Our Family Health Team also offers the Optifast Program a medically monitored weight loss program by created by Nestle. This program has specific criteria to meet in order to be enrolled in the intensive 12 week weight loss program. In addition the program requires 52 week follow up duration.
Please contact the Dietitian to see if this program is right for you.
Optifast Canada Website
Bariatric Support Group
Every last Tuesday of the month, a community of people who have undergone bariatric surgery, in the process of getting ready for surgery, or people who are thinking about the possibility of bariatric surgery are welcome to join the peer-lead support group.
The support group is a safe space for questions, tips and tricks, and some emotional support. The group gathers at 6:30pm in the Lady Dunn Health Centre Boardroom for one hour.
If you have any questions, please contact the Dietitian.
Next Meeting Dates:
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
You can catch the Dietitian around at local events with a booth demonstrating facts about nutrition or healthy eating or your organization may have the Dietitian in for a presentation. The Registered Dietitian may be available for presentations and events, if you are interested please contact the Dietitian directly.
Registered Dietitian: Justine Glover
Phone: 705-856-2335 ext. 3106