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Registered Dietitians in Our Community

Registered Dietitians work in many different settings in our community. Depending on where they work, Registered Dietitians may be available to the general public to answer questions and provide advice, while some may require a referral from a doctor or other health professional. Registered Dietitians work with people of all ages and with a variety of health concerns. It is important to note that Registered Dietitians are not the same as nutritionists. Below are some common places that Registered Dietitians may work.

Private Practice

Dietitians working in private practice help patients with a variety of health concerns and charge a fee. You do not usually require a doctor’s referral to see a dietitian working in private practice. Use this list of Private Practice Dietitians (PDF 238KB) in our area to find a dietitian that is right for you.

Community Health Centres

Dietitians working in Community Health Centres often provide group or individual counselling to members of the community about a variety of health topics including heart health, diabetes, meal planning and general healthy eating. For a list of Community Health Centres in Ontario, visit the Government of Ontario – Community Health Centres.

Family Health Teams

Dietitians working for Family Health Teams provide individual and group counselling about a variety of nutrition topics to patients of doctors connected to the Family Health Team. For a list of Family Health Teams in Ontario, visit the Government of Ontario – Family Health Teams.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are fairly new in Ontario; however, many have a Registered Dietitian in their clinic. These dietitians provide individual and group counselling about a variety of nutrition topics to patients of the clinic. Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic has 3 locations in London.

Diabetes Education Centre

These dietitians educate and counsel people who are living with diabetes or trying to prevent diabetes. This includes adults and children with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Contact the Diabetes Education Centre at St. Joseph’s Health Care London for more information.

Eating Disorder Services

London Health Science Centre’s Adult Eating Disorder Program and Child and Adolescent Eating Program are available to provide specialized treatment for people with eating disorders and their families. Dietitians in other settings may also be able to provide support for people with eating disorders.

Community Care Access Centre

Dietitians working for Community Care Access Centres provide nutrition counselling and education in the home or residence of clients who meet eligibility criteria.

Telehealth Ontario

For nutrition and healthy eating questions, you can now speak to a Registered Dietitian by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The phone number is toll-free and services are available in over 100 languages.

Date of creation: January 21, 2013
Last modified on: October 14, 2020