Nutrition Services provides medical nutrition therapy and nutrition expertise to promote and direct the delivery of quality nutrition care throughout Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Registered Dietitians (RD) assess patients’ nutritional needs and develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition care plans in consultation with patients, their families and other members of the health care team. The goal is appropriate and optimal nutrition to improve nutritional and health status. Registered Dietitians act as clinical nutrition experts for other health professionals and students. Vancouver Island Health Authority dietitians are registered members of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.
Diet Technicians (DT) support the work of Registered Dietitians by implementing meal plans based on patient food preferences and therapeutic diet restrictions, and act as liaison between Nutrition Services and Food Services. At the Royal Jubilee Hospital, under the direction of the Registered Dietitian, the diet technician conducts initial screening of patients, develops meal plans, visits patients to assess meal plan tolerance, and completes calorie counts.
The Nutrition Services Department provides nutrition care for patients in:
For information about our services, visit the links above. To find out where other VIHA dietitians work, click here.
For more about nutrition, please visit our resources page.