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Dietitian Services

1to1’s Registered Dietitians (RDs) provide assessments and treatment for people of all ages. A dietitian can help with, meal management, diabetes, weight loss, palliative support care, allergies, tube feeding, therapeutic intervention (renal failure, Cardiac disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy), dysphagia and transitional feedings.

Where can I get help from a 1to1 Therapist?

1to1 offers private Dietitian Services in the home, community across the GTA and at our clinic located in Markham.

Who are 1to1’s dietitians?

Our dietitians provide support in 21 languages and are trained in diverse skills in order to meet your needs. Due to the nature of dietetics, our dietitians are constantly seeking the most recent education and training. Some of their education includes:

  • TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
  • Enteral Feeding
  • Transitional feeding – transition from tube to oral intake
  • Dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, inadequate fluid intake
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders, malabsorption, GERD, allergy, post surgery

What is a Registered Dietitian?

  • A professional with a Bachelors of Arts degree with a strong focus in nutritional science. They have additional training and certification during a dietetic internship program or registration examination. The title “Registered Dietitian” identifies a person as a nutrition “expert”. RDs in Ontario must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. This ensures that RDs meet legal and professional standards for safe, ethical and quality health care.
  • Trained to complete a formal medical and nutritional assessment history. This assessment will cover a variety of areas including family history, oral motor/feeding and swallowing functionality or sensitivities and include eating and seating assessments as part of the feeding and mealtime environment.
  • Trained to develop and deliver evidence-based intervention plans while working in consultation with parents, caregivers and other supportive team members.

Why is A Registered Dietitian Important?

  • Early intervention for infants, pre-school and school-aged children is ideal to ensure that children are provided with the key nutrient building blocks to reach their potential in all developmental areas.
  • Good nutrition, healthy food choices, a positive meal environment are established at birth and become habits for a lifetime of healthy choices & eating behaviours.
  • Optimal nutrition in the early years and throughout the developmental years is the foundation for achieving peak performance in all areas including physical strength and endurance, mental alertness and capacity and strong emotional self-esteem & confidence.
  • Specialized diet requirements
  • Assess and treat weight loss or malnutrition
  • If there are fluctuations in weight of:
    • 5% in one month
    • 7.5% in 3 months
    • 10% in 6 months

What are the Advantages of Working with a Registered Dietitian?

  • Access to a comprehensive and individualized nutritional assessment and plan.
  • Access to individualized nutrition education to promote appropriate and balanced food choices for snacks and meals through evidence-based research and Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating.
  • An enhanced awareness, increased parental and child based efficacy and confidence in making nutritious food choices.
  • Support for parents, children and families as a whole, towards a healthy relationship with food.
  • Support for parents and caregivers toward achieving positive eating behaviours through evidence-based research and Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating.
  • Consultation with the daycare, classroom and resource teachers if necessary.