Nutrition Counselling and Education
Rita Lau, RD
Rita Lau, RD is a Registered Dietitian based in Toronto, Ontario. She specialized in chronic disease and weight management.
Service is available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
What does a dietitian do?
Dietitians work with you to help you feel your best. They translate scientific research about food and nutrition into practical solutions for individuals, families and communities. A dietitian would not just hand you a diet or a list of foods not to eat and send you on your way or promote or sell you unnecessary food or supplements. The advice and information they provide is tailored to you and your needs.
University educated – Hands-on training
Dietitians have a university degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited university program and hundreds of hours of supervised, hands-on training. Just like all regulated health professionals, dietitians are required to practice ethically and to complete annual professional development to make sure their skills are up to date. They adhere to Principles of Professional Practice.
Why see a provincially regulated professional?
It’s one way you can be assured the advice and information you are receiving is sound. You wouldn’t ask a celebrity how to build a safe bridge, you’d ask a professional engineer. You wouldn’t ask your neighbour who has an interest in medicine to provide you with medical advice. The same thinking should apply for nutrition advice.
Dietitians, just like engineers and medical doctors, are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the services they provide. These provincial regulatory bodies are in place to protect the public. They also serve as a point of contact for consumer complaints and malpractice. For more information, contact the regulatory body in your province.
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