Nutrition

Nutrition by Vancouver Dieticians

nutrition

We love talking about food and nutrition! As Registered Dietitians, Alex and Stephanie are dedicated to providing you with up-to-date nutrition information that is backed by evidence and research. We believe that making successful diet and lifestyle changes involves creating a plan that fits your individual goals.

No diets, no cleanses, no fads.

Our practice focuses on optimizing nutrition and health through supportive counselling and making recommendations that are backed by evidence. Through a combination of assessment, education, and support, Alex and Stephanie will work closely with you to develop a healthy and sustainable nutrition plan that will help you reach your nutrition, health, and wellness goals!

We specialize in the following areas:

● Sports and Exercise
● Weight Management
● Maternity (pre and post natal)
● Pediatrics
● Chronic Disease (diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
● Gastrointestinal Conditions (IBS/Crohn’s/colitis/celiac)
● Food intolerances and sensitivities
● …and much more!

FAQs

Are Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists the same?

No. In British Columbia, “nutritionist” is not a regulated health profession nor is it a protected title. This means that nutritionists are not subject to any regulatory or government oversight, unlike dietitians. No specific qualifications are needed to be a nutritionist, so anyone with an interest in nutrition can use it. Across Canada the title “dietitian’ is protected by law, just like physician, pharmacist, or nurse. Dietitians need to be registered with a regulatory body, such as the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. Additionally, because it’s a regulated health profession, many extended health care plans also cover the services of a dietitian. In B.C., dietitians must have a five-year university degree in nutrition with at least 1250 hours of supervised, hands-on training, pass a national competence examination and undergo regular criminal record checks. To read more, please read the article found here.
(http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-lets-clear-up-confusion-between-dieticians-and-nutirtionists?platform=hootsuite)

Are dietitian services covered through extended health plans?

Many extended healthcare plans partially or fully cover the services of a Registered Dietitian (usually up to $500 per year). Please verify your plan details with your insurance provider. If your plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, save your receipt for a non-refundable tax credit. In the province of British Columbia, Registered Dietitians are classified as “Authorized Medical Practitioners”.

Rates:

30 Day Challenge: $279

• 1 initial nutrition assessment (45 mins), and 2 weekly follow up sessions (30 mins)
• Complete food journal analysis
• Personalized nutritional needs assessment
• Written summary of recommendations
• Supportive coaching via email

90 Day Challenge: $479

• 1 initial nutrition assessment (45 mins), and 4 follow up sessions (30 mins)
• Customized meal plan
• Complete food journal analysis
• Personalized nutritional needs assessment
• Written summary of recommendations
• Supportive coaching via email

Kickstarter Package: $189

• 1 initial nutrition assessment (45 mins)
• Customized meal plan
• Personalized nutritional needs assessment
• Supportive coaching via email

We look forward to working with you in the clinic! To read more about Alex and Stephanie, please visit their website at vancouverdieticians.ca, and follow them on social media @vancouverdieticians.