Fernie Registered Dietitian at Thunder Meadows Health & Wellness

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a protected title and regulated health professional that is trained to translate scientific, medical and nutrition information to individuals. A four year undergraduate degree in nutrition with an accredited one year internship and passing a licensing board exam is required to become an RD. 

RD’s support individuals to manage their health through nutrition and diet utilizing evidence-based information and practices. While you may just associate RD’s with Canada’s Food Guide and supplements, they actually have a broad scope and can support individuals with both acute and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, eating disorders and disordered eating, emotional eating, food allergies and digestive concerns, community nutrition, and more. 

What A Session Entails: A session includes a review of your medical history, current nutrition habits and challenges as well as conversation about your goals and intentions. Nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all approach, therefore a session is based upon what you want to focus on and is most important to you. Your appointment will include a combination of nutrition education, collaborating on strategies that may work best for you, and developing a plan together. While some individuals may feel confident moving forward on their own after only one session, follow up can be helpful as we know changing habits and behaviours is challenging and does not happen overnight. Follow up appointments are valuable to review your plan, strategize how to build new habits and increase your confidence and knowledge to manage your nutrition. 

Individuals May Seek Out A Dietitian To: improve or maintain their health, manage or prevent diseases or disorders, build a positive food environment with family and within the home or enhance athletic performance and general well being.

 Samara Can Support You With: cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and cholesterol, liver disease, basic diabetes management, weight management, food intolerances and allergies, certain digestive concerns and disorders, improving your relationship with food and your body, and family nutrition.