Clinical Nutrition

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The Clinical Nutrition department provides complete in-patient and out-patient services in an interprofessional team setting across all sites of Niagara Health.


Please read our Clinical Nutrition Mission and Vision Statement

As valued members of the health care team, individuals are routinely screened in hospital to identify nutritional risk. Those identified persons are cared for by the registered dietitian who conducts a nutritional assessment and develops in partnership with the patient a unique and individualized nutritional care plan.

This care plan ensures that nutritional needs and goals are met during their in hospital stay and will evolve until they are discharged home. The registered dietitian may also provide counselling and education in preparation for discharge to individuals and their families. 


What is a Dietitian?

For almost 100 years, Canadians have looked to registered dietitians to help them make healthy food choices. Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts who hold a four-year university degree and have completed a period of supervised practical training or Master’s Degree program, which includes practical training before they can practice. "What is a dietitian" was resourced from www.dietitians.ca


Need Expert and Reliable Nutrition Information? 

See below for links and literature:

Cancer

Celiac Disease

Crohn’s & Colitis

Diabetes

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastrointestinal

General Healthy Eating

Food Label Reading

Kidney Disease

Ostomy

Nutrient Specific

Pediatrics

Physical Activity

Pregnancy

Textures

Weight Loss

General

USDA Nutrient Database 

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Nutritional Articles 

Health Benefits of eating beets by Tawnya Crawford R.D.

Building Healthy Eaters by Claire Chartrand

Sunshine Vitamin D by Kathryn Lalonde R.D.

Monkey see Monkey Do: How to get children to follow healthy habits by Nathan Chown R.D.

Farmed Vs. Wild Caught Fish by Madelyn Morgan, Nutrition Student, & Robin Owen, R.D.

Genetically Modified Food by Jenn Mulligan, R.D.

Plant Sterols 101  by Kristen Goode R.D.

Sustainable Eating by Claire Chartrand Dietetic 

Skipping Breakfast Try A Breakfast Shake  by Neal Glauser R.D. 

Chia Seeds by Heather Penney R.D.

Coconut Water by Amanda Paashuis R.D.

Glycemic Food Index by Sue Stevens R.D.

Happy Shopping Healthy Eating by Pam Szabo-Kode R.D.

Sports Nutrition by Carrie German  R.D.

Food & Mood - Nutrition to Fight the Winter Blues by Birkley Davis, Intern


Smart Phone Apps

Human Anatomy – Educational quick reference app that contains the information of 19 different biological systems.

Calorie King – Diet portal that identifies caloric content of foods.

Mom and Baby to Be (M+B 2B) – Prenatal app that gives you the tools for a healthy pregnancy.

McDonald's Canada Restaurant – Nutritional information for McDonalds.

TimmyME – Nutritional information for Tim Hortons.

My Wendy’s – Nutritional information for Wendy’s.

Restaurant Nutrition – Stay in the know with over 250 Restaurant items.

Weight Watchers – Connect to weight watchers wherever you go.

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) – Symptom management guide.

Drug Formulary – (CCO) – Monographs for drugs and regimens used in cancer treatment.

Epocrates – Drug Formulary.

Clean Eating – Magazine.

Yoga 201 – Yoga flow classes for the experienced yogi.

Nike Training Club – Your own personal trainer anytime, anywhere. 85 custom built workouts.

Couch-to-5K – Training app to running a 5K.

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