What is a Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are licensed and regulated health professionals who empower their clients to enjoy food while meeting their nutrition needs.

Through obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and completing a practical internship, dietitians are trained to provide clients with individualized information aligned with their clients’ personal goals and health needs. Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into information that is easy to understand.

What is a Dietitian? Are “Nutritionists” and “Dietitians” the same?

Not necessarily. In Ontario and most of Canada, the term “Dietitian” is a regulated title, whereas “nutritionist” is not regulated and can be used by anyone. This means that dietitians must meet education and training requirements and be registered with a regulatory body. In Ontario, dietitians are licensed by the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

Are Registered Dietitian (RD) services covered by OHIP?

No, private practice Registered Dietitian services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). However, Registered Dietitian (RD) appointments and services are covered by many extended health insurance plans.

How Do I start working with a Dietitian on my nutrition or meal plan?

We recommend that you start by book an in-person or virtual initial nutrition counselling appointment with our Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Minshall, at this link here.

Want to chat with Rebecca first? Book a Free Meet & Greet consult to talk about your nutrition at this link here.

More About Rebecca Minshall, MHSc, RD

Registered Dietitian at Aurum Medicine & Wellness Clinic

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Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian in Toronto, Canada who has a clinical focus on mental health and nutrition. She works predominantly with clients who are struggling with disordered eating, dieting, weight management, depression and anxiety. She uses intuitive eating approaches to help her clients better understand how food affects their bodies and how to improve their relationship with food. 

As well, Rebecca has experience treating a wide range of health disorders and chronic illnesses, including Diabetes types 1, 2 and gestational, gastrointestinal dysfunctions (IBS, IBD and food intolerances), obesity and weight loss, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high blood cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia).

Do you have to be an Ontario resident to see Rebecca?

Not necessarily. Although Rebecca is registered by the College of Dietitians of Ontario, she can see clients from other provinces, including Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

What is it like to see Rebecca for nutrition counselling?

Rebecca sees each of her clients for a one hour initial appointment. Being holistically-minded, Rebecca takes the time to get to know her clients and understand their medical history, day-to-day routine, stresses and support systems. This helps to ensure that she provides nutrition information that is realistic and useful to each individual she works with.

Rebecca offers half hour and 1 hour follow up appointments. The scheduling of follow up appointments are tailored to each client, though most clients see Rebecca within 1 to 2 weeks after their initial appointment. After this, follow ups can range between weekly to every three months, depending on the support her clients need.

Book an in-person or virtual telehealth appointment with our Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Minshall, at this link here.

Want to chat with Rebecca first? Book a Free Meet & Greet consult to talk about your nutrition at this link here.

Book an in-person or virtual telehealth appointment at this link here.

Want to chat with Rebecca first? Book a Free Meet & Greet consult to talk about your nutrition at this link here.

Meet Our Dietitians

Rebecca Minshall, RD

  • Nutrition and Dietetics – Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian licensed by the College of Dietitians of Ontario