Are you confident in your food decisions? Do you feel good about what you eat? Have you ever pondered the following?

Paleo? Vegan? Low-carb? What are the pros and cons of each?

How do I get all the nutrients I need on a plant-based diet?

Why is food so complicated? How can I simplify it and still be healthy?

Why do I feel tired after I eat?

How can I live to be 100?

If I don’t have time to prepare my own meals, will I ever be able to get fitter?

Look no further than KitchenMate’s Registered Dietitian and Food Safety Officer, Pooja, to help answer all of these!

She can also:

  • Guide you in using KitchenMate to make more balanced eating choices

  • Make KitchenMate meal recommendations to suit your wellness goals

  • Direct you to KitchenMate meals that suit your dietary restrictions

  • Answer general questions regarding food and nutrition

Note that the information provided by the Registered Dietitian is for educational purposes only, and is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical care or to apply to individuals with special medical needs. The Registered Dietitian is unable to provide any medical diagnoses, health counseling, or medical opinions because a full assessment cannot be performed through KitchenMate.

Additional Information: Registered Dietitians vs. Nutritionists

Registered Dietitians

A Registered Dietitian is a regulated health professional, meaning they are part of a

standardized professional body, similar to physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, etc. This also means that the terms, “Dietitian” and “Registered Dietitian” are protected titles across Canada.

For an individual to become a Registered Dietitian, he/she must complete an accredited undergraduate degree, only offered by certain universities in Canada; complete 1250 hours of supervised practicum hours in counseling, disease management, population health, and food systems; and finally, write the standardized Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination

Nutritionists

Nutritionists can provide nutrition education and counseling as well, however, individuals who refer to themselves as Nutritionists can have varying levels of education – and sometimes, may have no nutritional education at all. Aside from the exception noted below, there is no standardization or regulatory bodies governing individuals who use any of the following titles:

  • Nutritionist or ‘Registered Nutritionist’

  • Health Coach

  • Wellness Coach

Note that in few provinces (ex. Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia), ‘Nutritionists’ and ‘’Registered Nutritionists’ are protected titles, and must have the same education and credentials as Registered Dietitians. This is not the case in Ontario.

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