Nutrition Program

 

Clinical Nutrition Services

Registered Dietitians (RD's) are experts in the area of nutrition and counselling. They are trained to provide individualized, evidence-based nutrition therapy to clients. The long term goals are to optimize nutrition status, improve health, increase longevity and enhance enjoyment of life. 

Dietitians at Maple are essential members of the Primary Health Care Team. In collaboration with clients, caregivers and healthcare providers, they play an important role in promoting health, preventing disease and managing both acute and chronic diseases where nutrition is a key factor.  Clients may be seen individually, in a group setting or a combination of both.

Strategies to manage nutrition related problems are discussed and tailored to meet each person's individualized needs. 

 

Individual Counselling:

 Examples of types of referrals to the Dietitians for individual assessment and counselling include:

  •     Weight Concerns (**see note below)
  •     Gastrointestinal Disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, etc...
  •     High Cholesterol
  •     High Blood Pressure
  •     Osteoporosis
  •     Hypoglycemia
  •     Pre/Postnatal Nutrition
  •     Food Allergies and Sensitivities
  •     General Nutrition

** Note: Patients referred for overweight / obesity are required to attend a one-time 2-hour Introduction to Weight Management group.  Patients can be scheduled for this session by contacting their clinic.  Following this session, clients can be referred for individual or group counselling.

 

Group Programs:

The Dietitians facilitate several group programs.  Below is a list of some of the group programs available. 

  •     Best Weight Introduction
  •     Bone Health: Keeping Your Bones Strong
  •     Brain Health: Feeding Your Mind
  •     Healthy Eating on a Budget
  •     Heart Health Series:
    •  Mediterranean Eating
    •  Shop Heart Smart  
    •  Figuring Out Fats
    •  Eat to Lower Your Blood Pressure
    •  Focus on Fiber
    •  Heart Health Leftovers
  • Mediterranean Eating
  • Prediabetes

 

Full descriptions of the groups can be found by clicking the program names at the top of this page. 

 


 

26
Feb
2020

Heart Health #6 Heart Health Leftovers 1:30pm - 3:30pm

23
Mar
2020

Best Weight Introduction 1:30pm - 3:30pm

15
Apr
2020

Heart Health #1 Mediterranean Eating 1:30pm - 3:30pm

22
Apr
2020

Heart Health #2 Figuring Out Fats 1:30pm - 3:30pm

27
Apr
2020

Best Weight Introduction 10:00am - 12:00pm

29
Apr
2020

Heart Health #3 Eat to Lower Blood Pressure 1:30pm - 3:30pm

06
May
2020

Heart Health #4 Focus on Fiber 1:30pm - 3:30pm

13
May
2020

Heart Health #5 Shop Heart Smart 1:30pm - 3:30pm

20
May
2020

Heart Health #6 Heart Health Leftovers 1:30pm - 3:30pm

10
Jun
2020

Best Weight Introduction 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Education

Click the button below to learn more about our Group Classes.

After Hours Clinic

Monday - Friday:  5:00pm - 7:45pm
Saturday & Sunday:  9:30am - 1:45pm

After Hours Clinic is closed on holidays