Eating Disorder Dietitian Nutritionist Counselling Waterloo Kitchener Cambridge

FAQ

Q: What is covered in the initial and follow-up sessions?

A: The initial session is a chance for Suzanne to get to understand more about you. Suzanne will do a complete nutrition assessment for you - which will involve learning about your eating and medical history.  From there, together we will create some feasible goals and Suzanne will provide you with resources and leave you with a plan until our next visit. The follow-up appointments are to check-in and see what is working and what needs to be tweaked.

 

Q: What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A: As a Registered Dietitian I am regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Dietitians are required to have a 4-year undergraduate degree in addition to a 1-year internship or specified masters degree. The nutritionist title is not a protected title in Ontario this means there is no regulatory body protecting the public or monitoring their practice.  Anyone can use the "Nutritionist" title (and some Dietitians do) however, the level of education can vary from widely from a weekend course to a PhD in Nutrition.  

 

Q: Which package should I choose?

A:  It really depends on the level and length of support you are looking for.  The 2 session package is for those looking to make smaller changes, whereas the 5 session package is for you if you would like more long-term support. We can discuss this in more detail at your first session and find what works best for you or Contact Suzanne to discuss further.

 

Q: Are your services covered by OHIP?

A: Unfortunately my services are not covered by OHIP, however, many extended health benefit plans do cover private dietitian services or nutrition counselling services. Check your plan. If your plan does not provide coverage - check out this resource to share with your employer about the value of adding this service to your plan.

 

Q: Do I require a Doctor's note?

A: No - you do not require a doctor's referral to see me. You may only require a doctor's note for insurance purposes. Check with your insurance provider beforehand to see if this is required to submit a nutrition counselling claim.

 

Q: Will my insurance plan cover these services?

A:  Many plans cover dietitian services. However, each insurance plan is unique. Check with your insurance coverage provider to see if dietitian or nutrition counselling services are covered.

 

Q: Where can I find support and resources if I cannot afford private nutrition counselling?

A: General nutrition information from Dietitians of Canada: http://unlockfood.ca

    If you are a member of a Family Health Team or Community Health Centre you may have access to Dietitian services at your Doctor

    or Nurse Practitioner's office.

    Eating Disorders: Canadian Mental Health Association 

    General Eating Disorder Resources: National Eating Disorder Information Centre

    Intuitive Eating Website by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch

    Association of Size Diversity and Health

    

 

 

 

 

Still have questions? I'm happy to help!


Contact Suzanne at:

info@gutinstincts.ca or 226-808-7583

 

 

FAQ

Q: What is covered in the initial and follow-up sessions?

A: The initial session is a chance for Suzanne to get to understand more about you. Suzanne will do a complete nutrition assessment for you - which will involve learning about your eating and medical history.  From there, together we will create some feasible goals and Suzanne will provide you with resources and leave you with a plan until our next visit. The follow-up appointments are to check-in and see what is working and what needs to be tweaked.

 

Q: What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A: As a Registered Dietitian I am regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Dietitians are required to have a 4-year undergraduate degree in addition to a 1-year internship or specified masters degree. The nutritionist title is not a protected title in Ontario this means there is no regulatory body protecting the public or monitoring their practice.  Anyone can use the "Nutritionist" title (and some Dietitians do) however, the level of education can vary from widely from a weekend course to a PhD in Nutrition.  

 

Q: Which package should I choose?

A:  It really depends on the level and length of support you are looking for.  The 2 session package is for those looking to make smaller changes, whereas the 5 session package is for you if you would like more long-term support. We can discuss this in more detail at your first session and find what works best for you or Contact Suzanne to discuss further.

 

Q: Are your services covered by OHIP?

A: Unfortunately my services are not covered by OHIP, however, many extended health benefit plans do cover private dietitian services or nutrition counselling services. Check your plan. If your plan does not provide coverage - check out this resource to share with your employer about the value of adding this service to your plan.

 

Q: Do I require a Doctor's note?

A: No - you do not require a doctor's referral to see me. You may only require a doctor's note for insurance purposes. Check with your insurance provider beforehand to see if this is required to submit a nutrition counselling claim.

 

Q: Will my insurance plan cover these services?

A:  Many plans cover dietitian services. However, each insurance plan is unique. Check with your insurance coverage provider to see if dietitian or nutrition counselling services are covered.

 

Q: Where can I find support and resources if I cannot afford private nutrition counselling?

A: General nutrition information from Dietitians of Canada: http://unlockfood.ca

    If you are a member of a Family Health Team or Community Health Centre you may have access to Dietitian services at your Doctor

    or Nurse Practitioner's office.

    Eating Disorders: Canadian Mental Health Association 

    General Eating Disorder Resources: National Eating Disorder Information Centre

    Intuitive Eating Website by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch

    Association of Size Diversity and Health

    

 

 

 

 

Still have questions? I'm happy to help!


Contact Suzanne at:

info@gutinstincts.ca or 226-808-7583