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.
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 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:
Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program - excellent resources to aid with treatment side effects
Crohn’s and Colitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
An introduction to the low FODMAP diet for IBS (Updated March 18, 2015)
General Healthy Eating
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!