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Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic Canada can teach you the benefits of eating well. As a leading provider of lifestyle and wellness programs, we understand the struggles facing many Canadians in their quest for optimal health.

Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, participate in sports or reduce your risk of disease, our team of registered dietitians translate the latest evidenced-based research into real life practices to help you establish healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.

In addition, we’ll create a nutrition plan that is feasible, sensible and satisfying. Our nutrition program will help you craft a well-balanced diet, learn the importance of meal timing, understand the vital role diet plays in everything from disease prevention to optimizing overall health and how to select foods that give you energy and vitality.

Ideal for

Canadians searching to improve their nutritional needs as it relates to:

  • Bone health
  • Bowel health
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cholesterol reduction
  • Eating disorders
  • General nutrition
  • Heart health
  • Sports performance
  • Weight gain
  • Weight management
  • Weight reduction

Benefits

  • Reduced risk factors through diet modification
  • Optimized health, weight and sport performance
  • Education from the latest evidence-based nutritional research 

Highlights

  • Program is led by degreed and certified Registered Dietitians
  • Custom plans ensure food choices and resources are aligned with your goals
  • Comprehensive dietary assessment identifies primary and secondary health concerns that may be corrected through nutritional balancing
  • Overview of your prescription and supplement drugs as they interact with food and health
  • Evaluation of food choices as they relate to illnesses and chronic disease
  • General and sports-related nutritional assessments are available.

Coverage

Nutrition services are not covered by provincial health plans, though may be partially covered by extended health insurance plans. The coverage for each carrier is different; please check your plan to see what coverage is available for this type of service.

Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment (One Hour)

The Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment provides a through analysis of your current dietary habits. We will identify whether your habits increase your risk of disease or contribute to secondary conditions you may be experiencing.

The assessment includes the following services:

  • Food Analysis - A thorough analysis of your diet including the timing and types of foods you consume; issues such as energy, weight and body composition that may result from various food choices; the relation of diet and illness; and how your diet may be impacting your risk of developing chronic disease
    • Types of food you eat
    • Timing of those foods
    • Risks and prevention of diseases and illness associated with food
    • Weight issues as a result of your food choices
  • Reviewing dietary supplements
  • Evaluating your current over-the-counter or prescription drugs and supplements and their interaction with certain foods.
  • Preparing a customized balanced eating plan that takes into consideration your current lifestyle

Comprehensive Sport Nutrition Assessment (One Hour)

The Comprehensive Sport Nutrition Assessment is designed to provide you with a detailed plan to help you achieve your sports performance goals. Our Registered Dietitians will work closely with you to optimize your food intake as it relates to your sport-specific requirement.

The assessment includes the following:

  • Analyzing your food, including the timing and types of foods you consume; issues such as energy, weight and body composition that may result from various food choices; the relation of diet and illness; and how your diet may be impacting your risk of developing chronic disease
    • Types of food you eat
    • Timing of those foods
    • Energy generated based on your food
  • Reviewing your supplements
  • Evaluating your energy and macronutrient needs (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) for your level of activity, preferred ratios and isolating deficiencies
  • Identifying and addressing underlying health issues that could impact your ability to train and compete
    • Anemia
    • Stress fractures
    • Eating disorders
  • Preparing a customized balanced eating plan that takes into consideration your current lifestyle

Resting (Basal) Metabolic Rate Testing (RMR)

The resting metabolic rate test, a 15-minute non-invasive assessment, uses diagnostic technology to determine how many calories your body burns while at rest. The results of this test are fundamental to estimate how many calories you should be eating and imperative for those trying to manage their weight though have been unable to achieve results with proper exercise and dietary management. This test is also valuable for active individuals who want to know how to effectively eat for their sport. At the conclusion of the test, you will meet with a nutritionist to discuss a customized meal plan based upon your energy requirements.

After your assessment, you may wish to:

  • Schedule 30 minute follow-up nutrition consultations to track your progress and address your concerns.
  • Meet with one of our exercise physiologist to adjust your exercise habits in conjunction with your nutritional plan and/or any of your test results.

The title Registered Dietitian and Dietitian are protected by law, through provincial legislation so that only qualified practitioners who have met education qualifications can use the title.

A Registered Dietitian, Dietitian Professional or Dietitian is a health professional who has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in food and nutrition along with the completion of practical training in a hospital or community setting. Many dietitians further their education by pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree.

Dieticians are members of a provincial regulated profession that have public protection as their mandate. Dietitians are held accountable for all their conduct and care they provide.

The term Nutritionist is not protected by law in all provinces so people with different levels of training and knowledge can call themselves a Nutritionist. A variety of titles have been used by unqualified people to describe their involvement in nutrition related practice. Many use the term “registered” with a variation of “nutrition” as a title.

Further information can be found by contacting Dietitians of Canada or the College of Dietitians of Ontario to obtain a list of Dietitians in your area

(Source: Dietitians of Canada)

Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD

Registered Dietitian

Jaclyn Pritchard, BASc, RD

Registered Dietitian

Mary Bamford, MBA, RD

Registered Dietitian

Cassandra Reid, BA, BSc, RD

Registered Dietitian

Natalie Symons, BSc, BSc, RD

Registered Dietitian