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Nutrition

Dietary Counselling and Education Services

The dietitian at the Thamesview Family Health Team is passionate about food and health. Dietitians are specially trained and regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario to provide you with safe and effective nutrition advice based on evidence. They work hard to:

  • Provide nutrition therapy specific to various acute or chronic conditions
  • Provide personalized education on disease prevention and healthy living

Common areas of counseling and therapy focus are:

  • Heart disease
  • Pre-diabetes or diabetes management
  • Label reading
  • Menu planning
  • General healthy eating for all life stages (from pregnancy to seniors)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Anemia or other nutrient deficiencies
  • Food allergies and sensitivities including celiac disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including Crohn’s and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Mindful eating/ relationship with food
  • & more!

During an initial assessment, the dietitian will:

  • Review your medical history, medications and supplement use to screen for potential impact on nutrition
  • Discuss your eating patterns and explore your relationship with food
  • Identify your personal nutritional needs
  • Create a nutrition care plan that reflects your food preferences and lifestyle considerations to assist you in making realistic and maintainable changes to improve your health or manage an existing health condition

As a client of the Thamesview Family Health Team, you may ask to see a Registered Dietitian at any time.  Contact 519-354-0070 for more information.

 

Healthy You Lifestyle Group

This group helps people achieve better health through good food choices, increased physical activity and feeling better about themselves.  In this 6 week long group you will learn about the benefits of self care and how to support multiple aspects of your health, how to become more in tune with your body and learn to respond to natural cues.  You will learn powerful skills that can help support health goals, to find balance and heal your relationship with food.  Open to the public.  For more information / register call 519-354-0070.

A Good Life with Diabetes

This group is an 8 week group aimed at our diabetic patients who need extra support. If you have an A1C above 10% and have difficulty with lifestyle recommendations or joining therapy, this program may be for you! It will combine diabetes education including diet, exercise, medication, and foot care with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you take control and live a healthier life. Open to the public. For more information / to register call 519-354-0070

 

Referrals to nutrition programs or individual counseling sessions can occur through your family physician at 519-354-0070 ext. 602