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Clinical Nutrition

Our Vision and Mission Statement Clinical Nutrition Mission and Vision Statement

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

As valued members of the health care team, individuals are routinely screened in hospital to identify nutritional risk. 

Click here to complete a quick surveyThose 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 4-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:


BC Nutritional Care in Cancer 

Canadian Cancer Society 

Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program excellent resources to aid with treatment side effects 

Walker Family Cancer Centre

Celiac Disease

Gluten free diet

Gluten free recipes

Canadian Celiac Association  

Gluten free diet and comprehensive resource guide 

Crohn’s and Colitis

Crohn’s disease 

Ulcerative colitis 

Crohn’s and colitis foundation website


Canadian Diabetes Association

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome 

An introduction to the low FODMAP diet for IBS (Updated March 18, 2015)




Diverticular disease


Gastrointestinal Reflux 



Intestinal gas reduction

Nissen Fundoplication

Oral surgery diet 

Post esophagectomy

Post gastrectomy 

Surgery, Transitional diet following bowel surgery


Short bowel Syndrome 

General Healthy Eating

Food Bank First 

Dietitians of Canada 

Eat Right Ontario   


Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide

Food Label Reading - Nutrition Labelling / Decoding the Nutrition Label

Handy Portion Guide, CDA 

Health Canada 

Heart and stroke foundation 

Plate Model, CDA        

Kidney disease

Nutrition basics for dialysis


Kidney Foundation of Canada 


Ostomy, Nutritional Management of High Outputs 

Ostomy Nutrition Guide

Ostomy Canada Society

Convatec Canada 

Nutrient specific


Coumadin (Wafarin) and Vitamin K

Fat, low

Fiber, low 

Fiber, High

Fluid, Getting enough 

High Energy, low fat

High Protein and calories

Iron, Getting enough

Lactose, low


Milk free diet

Potassium, Low (not for kidney disease)

Potassium, High (not for kidney disease)

Purine restricted (Gout)


Nutrition and Wound healing


Constipation and high fiber

Energy Boosting for Infants


Teddy Bear Toddlers

Great Tips for Peds questions 

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Guide

My Fitness Pal

Fit Day


Prenatal nutrition


Breast Feeding Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health Pregnancy and Prenatal


Full Fluid



Small Frequent Meals

Weight Loss


Your Healthy Weight

Heart and Stroke Foundation – Healthy Weight Plan

USDA – Choose Your Plate    

Weight Management Breakfast Replacement Shake Recipe Book

Weight Management Watching Your Calorie Intake

Weight Management Meal and Snack Planning Basics


USDA Nutrient Database 


Nutritional Articles 

Fermented Foods, by Robin Owen R.D.

Emotional Eating, By Neal Glauser 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

Eatipster – Created by Dietitians of Canada to make it a little easier for you to eat healthy. You will receive a trusted tip each and every day.

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

McDonalds 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

Vitamins and Mineral – Essential vitamins and minerals and their functions

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

Our Groceries – Manage the family shopping list – updates all members of the family smart phones!