The Active Care Dietitian Approach
Nutrition is about healthy eating that is fun, enjoyable and delicious. Eating a balanced diet is a key part of mental and physical health. As a registered dietitian, Joelle is a trusted expert in nutrition who provides guidance on practical changes based on research and scientific evidence. She understands that nutrition is very personal and provides advice that is tailored to your needs and values.
Initial appointments include a comprehensive nutrition assessment that takes into account your dietary intake, medical history, food preferences, sleep habits and other factors relating to nutrition. At follow up sessions, Joelle will provide personal nutrition recommendations based on analysis of your goals, preferences, nutritional needs, lifestyle choices and continued support in helping you achieve your nutrition goals.
For more information about Joelle’s services and nutrition packages, visit www.JoelleJacobsenRD.ca
What’s the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist?
Every dietitian is a nutritionist, but every nutritionist is not a dietitian. Because the terms “nutritionist” or “registered nutritionist” are not protected terms in British Columbia, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist no matter the training they have received. A dietitian is a registered health professional that must complete a Bachelor’s of science degree, a 10 month internship with placements in hospitals, long term care homes and community health centres, and be registered with the College of Dietitians of BC. As a member of the college, a Registered Dietitian must practice according to set standards and laws that protect the public, just like you would expect from doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professions.
Whether you are managing a medical condition with diet, looking to control your weight, or feeding your family, a dietitian can help.
Book an appointment if you would like help with any of the following:
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Prevention or management of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or inflammation
- Digestive issues
- Feeding your family
- Menu planning for people living busy, active lifestyles or choosing a specialized diet such as vegetarianism or vegansim
- Sports nutrition
- Making food choices to ensure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals.
- Other nutrition/food questions or concerns
For more information on what Registered Dietitians do, visit the College of Dietitians BC at www.collegeofdietitiansbc.org, Dietitians of Canada at www.dietitians.ca or come visit Joelle at the clinic.