Frequently Asked Questions
How is a Registered Dietitian different from a Nutritionist?
Registered Dietitians have a degree from an accredited university program which requires comprehensive and rigorous training, both in the field and in the classroom. Like all regulated health care professionals, dietitians are accountable to high ethical standards and are required to complete professional development and training annually. While anyone can use the title "nutritionist", "Registered Dietitian" and "Dietitian" are protected titles, similar to "Physician," "Nurse," and "Pharmacist".
Can you accept clients outside of British Columbia? What about Canada?
I am not able to accept clients who reside/travel outside of Canada. If you are a resident of Canada living outside of BC, please email me directly to inquire about dietitian services.
Are dietitian services covered through extended benefits?
Most extended health benefits provide full or partial coverage for Registered Dietitian services. Please verify your plan details with your insurance provider as we cannot guarantee reimbursement. If your plan does not cover Registered Dietitian Services, you may be able to save you receipt for a non-refundable tax credit.
What is your cancellation policy?
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the dietitian’s day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Patients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, may be charged a cancellation fee of up to the full value of the appointment missed.