Nutritionist or Dietitian - What’s the difference?

The title "Nutritionist" is not protected therefore anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of whether they have a qualification or not. Nutritionists are only qualified to provide information about food and healthy eating and not specific diets for treating conditions.

Dietitians are the only regulated health professional in Canada qualified to provide nutrition counseling. Dietitians are also regulated health professionals; the title 'dietitian' is protected by law, just like physician, nurse and pharmacist. You can identify a dietitian by the initials RD or PDt after their name. To use these titles, the Dietitian must meet and maintain provincial registration requirements. Dietitians are identified by 97% of Canadians as a credible source of food and nutrition advice.

Insurance Details

OHIP may cover the cost for few diseases, contact us for more details. But if it is not covered, don’t worry, many group benefits extended health care plans cover the fees of a registered dietitian/nutritionist, without a referral. If your plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, you can submit claim for a non-refundable tax credit from the government. In the province of Ontario, Registered Dietitians are classified as an “Authorized Medical Practitioner”. Save your receipts and provide them to your accountant. For more details, see http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/medical/

Yes! Many group benefit plans and insurance providers 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. • Nutritionwize will provide every client with an insurance receipt which may be used to submit a claim to your provider, if eligible. • The following insurance companies/programs are known to offer coverage of up to $500 for Registered Dietitian services: – Blue Cross – Chambers of Commerce Group – Clarica – Great West Life – Liberty Health – ManuLife Financial – Sun Life – Warren Shepell Employee Assistance Program

Contact your extended health care plan service provider to make these necessary enquiries

Contact your extended health care plan service provider to make these necessary enquiries

Contact your extended health care plan service provider to make these necessary enquiries

Contact your extended health care plan service provider to make these necessary enquiries