FAQ

“All Dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are Dietitians…”

What is a Registered Dietitian?

Dietitians have a university degree from an accredited university program. This program includes hundreds of hours of hands-on training. Dietitians, like all regulated health professionals, are required to adhere to ethical standards and complete annual professional development. “Registered Dietitian” and “Dietitian” are protected titles, where anyone can use the title “nutritionist”. Click here to visit an article by the Dietetians of Canada to learn more.

Are dietitian services covered through extended health plans?

Most extended health care plans do provide partial or full extended health coverage for Registered Dietitian services. We can not guarantee reimbursement, please verify your plan details with your insurance provider. If your plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, save your receipt for a non-refundable tax credit. In the province of British Columbia, Registered Dietitians are classified as an “Authorized Medical Practitioner”.

Can you accept clients outside of British Columbia?

Vancouver Dietitians' team are Registered Dietitians within the province of British Columbia, please e-mail us directly to find out if we are able to accept you as a client.

Is my information kept private and confidential?

Any information obtained during sessions with a Registered Dietitian will be held in strict confidence. Information shared is private and confidential, and will not be shared with anyone unless there is risk of harm to the client or others. Client records will be kept secure, to the best of our ability. Vancouver Dietitians follows strict ethical guidelines as established by The College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

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