The Active Care Dietitian Approach

Nutrition is about healthy eating that is fun, enjoyable and delicious. 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.

Joelle’s approach to nutrition counselling is weight neutral with a focus on health outcomes unique to you. She will work with you to move away from fad diets that can cause long term weight gain and towards a healthy relationship with food based on your intuitive needs. No meal plan, no weigh-ins, no food rules. Instead – find peace with eating, connection with your inner eating cues, and pleasure in eating.

Joelle also sees clients that are seeking help with any of the following:

  • Prevention or management of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or inflammation
  • Feeding your family (from toddler to teenager)
  • Making food choices to ensure you are getting optimal nutrients

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.

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.