Registered Dietitians (RDs) in Ontario are uniquely trained food and nutrition experts. They are the recognized experts in translating scientific, medical and nutrition information into practical healthy meal plans and helping individuals, their families and communities to access nutrition for health.
Collaboration with clients, caregivers, and other health professionals is central to dietetic practice whether the RD works in a private practice or as a member of a health care team with health professionals such as medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and social workers. Together, they manage nutrition for health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.
Dietitians must be registered with Provincial Regulatory Bodies and are the only professionals who can use the titles “Registered Dietitian”, “Professional Dietitian” and “Dietitian”, which are protected by law. Look for the letters R.D., P.Dt. or Dt.P. after the name, indicating that the person is a registered member of the profession.