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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dietitian?
Dietitians are registered healthcare professionals, capable of assessing, diagnosing, and treating nutritional concerns. They’re experts in human nutrition and the regulation of diet, and can help with chronic disease management, weight loss, athletic performance, digestive concerns, and more.
What is the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist?
Some professionals use the terms dietitian and nutritionist interchangeably. All dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are dietitians. The term dietitian is protected by law through provincial legislation in all Canadian provinces, whereas the term nutritionist is not protected by law in some provinces.
Can registered dietitians order blood work and prescribe medication?
No. Registered dietitians can’t order blood work or prescribe medication, but you can speak to a general practitioner on Maple any time, 24/7, if this is what you’re looking for.
What should I expect during my first consultation with a dietitian?
The dietitian will assess your current dietary habits in order to develop a customized nutrition plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. It’s important to upload any lab test results and keep your medical history on Maple up-to-date so that the dietitian can take that information into consideration when creating a nutrition plan for you.
Can I see the same dietitian every time?
Yes. If you’d like to continue your care with the same dietitian, you can choose to do so when booking your visit.