Eating habits and lifestyle choices can help to support your health and prevent or manage chronic health conditions. Registered Dietitians (RDs) are licensed health professionals who are specially trained in human nutrition and food sciences to provide education, counselling, and ongoing support of health goals. Dietitians offer services and support in the following areas:
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Prediabetes and diabetes
- Eating disorders
- Gut health and digestive conditions
- Heart health including hypertension and cholesterol management
- Eating habits during the early years, “picky eating”
- Disordered eating
- Weight management
- Wound healing
You have a dietitian as part of your health care team at the Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics. The dietitian works with your Nurse Practitioner and allied health team to address your unique needs.
Your visit with the dietitian will include a nutritional assessment to learn about your eating habits and lifestyle, as well as a review of medical history, medications, supplements, and complementary medicines. Together, you create a nutrition care plan that supports your health needs and goals.
You can connect with the dietitian any time. Call to book an appointment or speak with your Nurse Practitioner for further information.
To learn more about the regulations and code of ethics followed by Registered Dietitians, click below to visit the College of Dietitians of Ontario
To learn more about recipes and to access safe, evidence-based information, check out UnlockFood.ca, a site powered by Dietitians of Canada:
Everyone's Favourite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: 18 (medium-sized cookies)
Non-hydrogenated margarine ¼ cup (60 mL)
Brown sugar 1 cup (250 mL)
Egg whites 2 large
Vanilla 1 teaspoon (5 mL)
Whole wheat flour 1 cup (250 mL)
All purpose flour ½ cup (125 mL)
Oats 1 cup (250 mL)
Baking soda 1 teaspoon (5 mL)
Salt ¼ teaspoon (1 mL)
Chocolate chips ½ cup (125 mL)
Note: the chocolate chips can be replaced with an equal quantity of raisins, dried cranberries, or nuts.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (220°C). Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking oil or cover with a sheet of parchment paper.
- With an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, cream together margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla to the sugar mixture and combine until smooth.
- In a medium bowl mix together all dry ingredients: flours, oats, baking soda and salt. Divide the dry flour mixture into 3 portions and stir each portion into the wet ingredient mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop cookies onto baking sheet 2 inches apart, flatten cookies slightly with hand. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy.
Recipe Provided By: Julie Stephenson, RD Recipe