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Dietitian Services

1to1’s Registered Dietitians (RDs) provide assessment, education and treatment for infants, children, adults and seniors.

A dietitian can help with meal management, diabetes, weight loss, palliative support care, allergies, tube feeding, therapeutic intervention (failure to thrive, renal failure, Cardiac disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy), dysphagia and transitional feedings.

Where can I get help from a 1to1 Registered Dietitian?

1to1 Therapy offers private Dietitian Services in the home, community in York Region, Peel Region and Toronto and at our clinic located in Markham

Who are 1to1’s Dietitians?

1to1 offers highly qualified Registered Dietitians by ensuring that their training and education is current and cutting edge. 1to1 currently has Registered Dietitians that can provide support in a variety of languages and are trained in diverse skills in order to meet your needs. 1to1 Dietitians are registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

What services are offered?

Due to the nature of dietetics, our dietitians are constantly seeking the most recent education and training. Some of their education includes:

Services for Children and Adults:

  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Assess and treat weight loss or malnutrition
  • Dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, inadequate fluid intake
  • Diabetes
  • Eating Disorders
  • Enteral Feeding
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Food allergies
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders, malabsorption, GERD, allergy, post surgery
  • Gastrostomy Tube Feeding (G-Tube)
  • Growth Concerns
  • Medically Complex Paediatrics
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Picky eating
  • Specialized diet requirements
  • TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
  • Transitional feeding – transition from tube feeding to oral intake

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.
  • Contact a Registered Dietitian if there is a fluctuation in weight of:
    • 5% in one month
    • 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
  • Consultation with caregivers and long term care facilities if necessary

How much do Dietitian Services Cost?

A Registered Dietitian for nutrition may be covered under your extended health insurance benefits, alternatively you may access therapy through funding. All of 1to1’s Registered Dietitians are qualified and licensed.

  • Initial Assessment at home or in the community including Summary Report and Intervention Plan including travel costs: $185
  • Consultation/Treatment Session at home or in the community including travel costs: $120