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Nutrition

Medical nutrition therapy and nutrition expertise is available throughout the Island Health region.

Nutrition Services and Programs

Our Nutrition Experts

Registered Dietitians (RD) work together with patients, their families and members of the care team to create a comprehensive and personalized nutrition plan.

Diet Technicians (DT) support the work of Registered Dietitians by implementing meal plans based on patient food preferences and therapeutic diet restrictions. 

Community Nutritionists promote nutritional health with the aim to prevent nutrition related disease for the whole community. Contact your local public health unit to find nutrition services in your community.

Food Services Dietitians manage food service operations at health facilities to ensure safe, nutritious, and cost effective preparation and distribution of meals.

Primary Health Care Dietitians provide services to support participating family physician offices, patients and practice teams in managing chronic conditions.

Nursing Support Services Dietitians assist parents and caregivers to help children with special health care needs (birth to age 19) lead active, healthy lives in their communities.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Dietitians provide assessment, consultation, and program planning for infants, children, and youth living on Vancouver Island with feeding and swallowing difficulties.  Ongoing home-based follow up services are also provided for children fed by tube. 

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Dietitians provide nutrition assessment and consultation for infants and children receiving services through Queen Alexandra's Early Intervention Program

Aboriginal Health Dietitians work to improve food security in Aboriginal communities.