When you find yourself in need of support with healthy eating, or with raising a healthy eater, where do you look for information?
Nutrition information is commonly shared through sources like the internet, social media, family, friends, and other parents. Sometimes, what you hear can be a mix of accurate and misleading information. Or, it may be shared to promote a specific, trendy product.
As a new parent, how do you sort fact from fiction?
Dietitians are your experts in food and nutrition. For reliable advice, ask a dietitian!
Let’s celebrate Nutrition Month with dietitians who can guide you in making small, simple changes to improve your health, lifestyle, and relationship with food.
Three facts about dietitians:
- Dietitians are regulated health professionals.
They’re trained to support you with nutrition information based on facts and evidence. Dietitians simplify their advice to fit your unique lifestyle.
- More than food!
Learn and practice important life skills with a dietitian, which can be passed on to your children. These skills include:
- Mindfulness and body awareness: learn how to follow your body’s hunger and fullness cues
- Literacy skills: learn how to read food labels or recipes
- Financial literacy: learn how to eat healthy on a budget
- Access the help of a dietitian for free!
Speak to a dietitian by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
The next time you have a nutrition question, try asking a dietitian first – we are here to help!