We are a group of registered dietitians nutritionists who share a strong passion for our profession and felt that there was a need for the public and other health professionals to easily find services provided by registered dietitians in BC.
Our mission with this online directory is to provide a central hub of qualified nutrition experts that you can support and work with in achieving your goals with evidence-based practice and exemplary standards.
We help connect you to the nutrition expert that will help you reach your goals.
From the moment we wake up, we think about breakfast, lunch, dinner… not only for ourselves but for our family. We think about foods that are nourishing for our body and health. We might look online to find inspiration for recipes, meal plans and even do our grocery shopping. We might google answers and information on food and nutrition.
As registered dietitians, we know how important these decisions are for you and your family. We know how complicated nutrition is and how powerful food can be for our body. But we also know how messy it is out there on the internet! There are millions of claims from eating turmeric for inflammation to taking essential oils for cancer cure – how is one supposed to know what is true and who to trust out there?
Most people we’ve interacted with didn’t even know there was a difference between a dietitian vs. a nutritionist! Dietitians may also call themselves “nutritionists” as people are generally more familiar with that term.
Not all nutritionists are dietitians.
The titles “Dietitian“, “Registered Dietitian” and the initials “RD” are protected by law in BC. Dietitians are regulated under the Health Professions Act, Dietitians Regulation and the CDBC Bylaws. Under the Health Professions Act, the mandate of the College of Dietitians of BC is to protect the BC public by regulating Dietitians to practice safely, ethically and competently.
Dietitians are regulated the same way “nurses”, “pharmacists”, “doctors” are. Only people who are registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, may use the title and practice as Dietitians in BC. Visit the College of Dietitians of BC for more information.
Registered dietitians must complete:
You can find Registered Dietitians working at:
Private practice dietitians are not yet covered by MSP. However, many extended health benefit plans and insurance providers will cover a portion or all of the services provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD). Please confirm with your plan provider your maximum yearly and visit allowance. You will likely have to pay the dietitian first and then submit your receipt for reimbursement with your insurance company. Some dietitians provide direct billing services but not all insurance companies allow for that.
Furthermore, registered dietitians are authorized medical practitioners recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency. If you pay out of pocket for your dietitian services, you can claim these expenses as medical expense for tax credit purposes.
A dietitian will work with you on your nutritional goals and things that are important to you to meet these goals. Your dietitian will design an individualized nutrition care plan to meet your and/or your family’s needs. He/she will provide nutrition counselling and recommendations for your specific needs, provide relevant resources to help you achieve your goals, problem solve with you along the way, and answer questions that you may have.
Your dietitian is a key member to your health care team. He/she will draw on knowledge, research, and clinical experience to best guide and support you in achieving your goals.
Many dietitians offer their services to a specific topic or population that they have gain experience and interest in. To find a dietitian that is a good fit for you needs, check out the section below on “how to use this website”. You can message the dietitian directly on the site by clicking the “Send Message” button on each listing (please note you must create a free user account before you can message any of our members).
In addition, many dietitians offer a free 15-30 mins discovery call where you get a chance to ask questions and get a better sense of if his/her approach is a good fit for you.
Type in the keyword or specific topic you are looking for help with (ie. weight loss, diabetes, food allergy, FODMAP) and click search. This will generate a list of dietitians who are providing services relating to this topic.
You can also click into any of the categories listed on the homepage for the most common nutrition topics.
Enter your city or postal code for a list of dietitians near you.