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. 

 


 

25
Aug
2020

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

08-25-2020
Maple Family Health Team
1036 Princess St. Unit D2, Kingston, Ontario

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Monday - Friday:  4:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday:  9:00am -12:00pm

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