During this one-hour session, Erin will get to know the client, their goals, challenges, and lifestyle. She will collect a variety of information including medical history, eating habits, physical activity, etc.  She will then discuss a plan of action and the initial steps of the nutrition counselling process.


Erin will assess progress and problem solve with the client, continuing to set manageable goals to ensure the client is following a sustainable lifestyle plan. As a team, they will make any necessary adjustments to the nutrition plan. This appointment is usually 30 to 60 minutes depending on the case.

Most people come in for 3-5 visits until they have made some changes and often come back after a year or so for a check-up or reach another goal.You may wish to check your Employee Benefits or EAP Plan to see if you have insurance for the services of a Registered Dietitian (RD).


Dietitians promote health through food and nutrition by empowering their clients and communities to embrace, understand, and enjoy food.  There is no doubt that food plays an important role in our quality of life, however with the overwhelming amount of information available at our fingertips and an endless supply of “nutrition experts”, it can be very difficult to know what is best. Dietitians use evidence-based practice to translate the complex science of nutrition into practical solutions to support healthy living and manage special health conditions.

Dietitians collaborate with their clients to create individualized recommendations based on the client’s unique needs. This includes assessing their health goals, lifestyle, medical history, family medical history, medications, knowledge and skill set, bloodwork, etc.

Examples of conditions in which the services of a Registered Dietitian would be of benefit include:

  • Diet optimization
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Vegetarianism/veganism
  • Sports nutrition
  • Food allergies / intolerances
  • Digestive conditions (IBS, IBD, etc.)
  • Disordered eating
  • Heart disease
  • Healing one's relationship with food
  • Diabetes
  • Celiac disease
  • Blood lipids (cholesterol, etc.)
  • Nutritional deficiencies  
  • High blood pressure



This is only a list of examples and does not represent all diseases and conditions a Registered Dietitian can manage through medical nutrition therapy.