We are Dietitians: Our Core Story

We are Dietitians: Our Core Story

November 1, 2019 1 By William Morgan


We love food – it unites us all.
We believe in its power to enhance lives
and improve health,
and our curiosity to
understand the science behind it drives us.
It is our passion and our calling.
We are dietitians.
You may not know it, but dietitians are everywhere.
Whether collaborating with other
health care professionals,
undertaking scientific research,
driving innovation in the food industry,
informing public policy,
or working with patients and communities
across the country,

our influence runs deep and it continues to grow.
Like all regulated health professionals,
dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training
both on the job and in universities.
We are held accountable to the highest standards
of education and ethics,
which means we look beyond fads and gimmicks
to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.
We are committed and required to stay on top of emerging research, skills and techniques.
Our long-term vision shapes nutrition
and guides the way people eat
The journey toward well-being begins with how we eat
and we have the knowledge, compassion and flexibility to help people achieve their goals.
We empower our patients, clients and communities
to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it
by considering their overall objectives as
well as personal needs and challenges,
including taste and accessibility.
By translating the science of nutrition
into terms everyone can understand,
we unlock food’s potential
and support healthy living for all Canadians.