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What do dietitians do?

The enjoyment of a meal is important to quality of life, and at Baycrest we make an extra effort to ensure the meals we serve are both tasty and nutritious.
Collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other health professionals is central to dietetic practice. Together, our dietitians manage nutrition for health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.

What dietary services are provided at Baycrest?

Our dietitians offer a variety of choices to our patients and residents at each meal and help ensure their selections meet their preferences and their nutritional needs. Registered dietitians work with the rest of our food and nutrition department as well as our interprofessional teams to create balanced and appropriate meal plans for our clients.
We monitor our services in many ways, including temperature audits, accuracy checks, and sample meals for evaluation.

Dietitian qualifications

Registered Dietitians (RDs) in Ontario are uniquely trained food and nutrition experts. RDs are the recognized experts in translating scientific, medical and nutrition information into practical healthy meal plans and helping individuals, their families and communities to access nutrition for health.
Standards to become a dietitian include:
  • an accredited 4-year or equivalent degree;
  • an accredited dietetic internship or equivalent supervised practical training; and,
  • successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination.
Learn more about food and nutrition at Baycrest here.