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Nutrition / Dietitian Services

The Great Northern Family Health Team offers individual counselling in nutrition by a Registered Dietitian.  Registered dietitians are health care professionals who are trained to provide advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition. Our dietitian will work with you to develop a personalized plan that addresses your medical concerns in a way that aligns with your values, preferences, budget and personal lifestyle.   

What Does A Registered Dietitian Do? 

  • Helps you make changes in your eating and activity behaviours to improve your health or manage existing health conditions 

  • Works together with you to create a nutrition care plan to fit your lifestyle and preferences with a focus on setting small, realistic goals at each visit 

  • Works closely with your family physician, nurse, mental health counsellor and other team members to provide better care, together 

  • May recommend bloodwork to identify your nutritional needs and measure progress 

  • Discusses what, when, and how to eat to improve health and also explore the reasons behind why we eat the way we do 

  • Provides nutrition advice 

  • Improves heart health by lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure 

  • Helps with chronic disease such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis 

  • Provides dietary strategies to manage gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and food intolerances 

  • Gives you information about nutritional deficiencies including iron deficiency and pernicious anemia 

Looking for nutrition and healthy eating information? Visit


Looking for meal planning inspiration? Visit

  • The meal planning tool helps you find delicious and nutritious recipes that meet your goals.

    • Step 1: choose a goal- Goals include budget friendly, kid approved, dairy free or smart eating for everyday meals. 

    • Step 2: Review your meal plan – Select breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for the week.

    • Step 3: Edit shopping list - Uncheck any item that you do not want to appear on your shopping list.

    • Step 4: Download and print - Save your personalized plan. This includes your menu, your shopping list and the individual recipes.

Other Resources:

For more information please contact: 705-647-6100, press 2.

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