Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
A Registered Dietitian is an authorized, regulated health professional and medical practitioner. Learn more here.
How are you different than other RDs?
Not all dietitians do meal planning to the same degree that I do. I am strongly focused on personalizing and customizing your plan to your needs and goals. No two clients have the exact same needs and goals—and neither are the programs I create!
Are your services covered by insurance?
Quite possibly! Many extended health benefit programs and health spending accounts cover the services of an RD. Check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.
Do you offer receipts?
Absolutely. I provide receipts for all my Registered Dietitian services.
Are your services tax-deductible?
Yes, they are tax-deductible through Canada’s medical expense tax credit.Note: you do not need a prescription, certification or extra form to apply for this deduction.
Do you follow Canada’s Food Guide?
Yes and no. Canada’s Food Guide, developed by Health Canada, is a useful tool for helping you eat foods that are better for you. However, I look more at the individual—who you are, your lifestyle, your health status, your likes and dislikes your nutrition knowledge, and a host of other things—when creating personalized meal plans.
Will you recommend supplements?
No. My focus is on food and food only! You will be amazed at how meal planning can solve all sorts of health challenges. Let me help you find your personal solution.
What kind of recipes will you recommend?
Healthy, delicious, and time-saving! In fact, none of the recipes I recommend require more than 30 minutes of prep time.
Do you do meal planning for families as well?
Yes, my services are for individuals as well as families. Whether you have picky eaters at home or family members with multiple nutrition needs, I will help you bring “family health harmony” into your home.