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In this section of our website, you will find information on how to locate a Registered Dietitian.  Dietitians are available through Dial-a-Dietitian, private practice and community agencies.

For information on how to find a registered dietitian in your community, please check the menu "find a registered dietitian".

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

In Manitoba, the title 'Registered Dietitian' is protected by law meaning that only those who have met the education requirements and are registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, can use this title.  The term nutritionist is NOT protected by law.  This means anyone can provide nutrition advice and call themselves a nutritionist.

Dietitians are the only regulated nutrition professional in the province.  Registered Dietitians must have completed a Bachelor's degree, specializing in human nutritional sciences, as well as a period of practical training (a minimum of 35 weeks) in clinical nutrition, community and public health nutrition as well as food service management.  Dietitians must also meet the College standards for ethics and professiona conduct as well as participate annually in the College's continuing competence program.

Dietitians are skills in translating medical and nutrition information into practical healthy eating plans for you and your family.  They provide individualized nutrition advice to help people make healthy choices.  Dietitians can help you with many nutrition concerns including food sensitivities and allergies, disease-specific nutrition care plans and creating healthy meal plans.

You should be careful to ensure that the person you choose to provide your nutrition care is a qualified nutrition professional.  You can contact the College of Dietitians of Manitoba to find out if the person who is providing your nutrition care is a Registered Dietitian.