Nutrition and Lifestyle

Updated: Friday January 16, 2015

Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling

About

Our Registered Dietitian provides one-on-one or group counseling to help families and individuals nutritionally manage their health issues such as:

  • Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes
  • Heart Health (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure)
  • Heartburn, kidney stones, gout
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ie Crohn’s, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, etc)
  • Pediatric weight management (failure to thrive, picky eaters, etc)
  • Anemia (iron and/or B12 deficiency, pernicious anemia)
  • Allergies/intolerance to food
  • Vegetarianism/vegan diet
  • Healthy eating throughout the lifecycle (prenatal, older adults)

The first appointment with the Registered Dietitian lasts about an hour. Follow up appointments last anywhere from half an hour to an hour. During a first appointment, patients will talk about their recent lab results, their usual food intake, and possible changes they can make today to maximize their health and well being. You can now book an appointment to see the Registered Dietitian yourself or with a referral from your Doctor or other Health Professional at the Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team (SMC FHT).

Groups

Cholesterol

A one-hour session that is run, based on demand, by our Registered Dietitian. The purpose of the group is to help you learn how to lower your cholesterol by making lifestyle changes.

Topics include:

  • Learning why high cholesterol is dangerous
  • Identifying what fats to avoid
  • Learning how to use labels when shopping
  • Teaching you how to make heart healthy meals at home and better choices when eating out.

 

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