Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Medical nutrition therapy and nutrition expertise is available throughout the Island Health region.

Nutrition Services and Programs


Our Nutrition Experts

Registered Dietitians (RD)

Work together with patients, their families and members of the care team to create a comprehensive and personalized nutrition plan.

Diet Technicians (DT)

Support the work of Registered Dietitians by implementing meal plans based on patient food preferences and therapeutic diet restrictions. 

Community Nutritionists

Promote nutritional health with the aim to prevent nutrition related disease for the whole community. Contact your local public health unit to find nutrition services in your community.

Food Services Dietitians

Manage food service operations at health facilities to ensure safe, nutritious, and cost effective preparation and distribution of meals.

Primary Health Care Dietitians

Provide services to support participating family physician offices, patients and practice teams in managing chronic conditions.

Nursing Support Services Dietitians

Assist parents and caregivers to help children with special health care needs (birth to age 19) lead active, healthy lives in their communities.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Dietitians

Provide assessment, consultation, and program planning for infants, children, and youth living on Vancouver Island with feeding and swallowing difficulties.  Ongoing home-based follow up services are also provided for children fed by tube. 

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Dietitians

Provide nutrition assessment and consultation for infants and children receiving services through Queen Alexandra's Early Intervention Program

Aboriginal Health Dietitians 

Work to improve food security in Aboriginal communities.

General Information on Nutrition Services

Referral Required?
Not required

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