Why a professional dietitian?
‘Professional Dietitian’ is a protected title by law—through provincial legislation, so that only qualified practitioners who have met education qualifications can use that title. Dietitians have met national standards for education and training and are members of provincial regulatory bodies. A dietitian is a health professional with a Bachelor’s degree, specializing in foods and nutrition, as well as a period of practical training in a hospital or community setting. Dietitians are held accountable for their conduct and care they provide.