Our Canadian section is still undergoing research and revisions. As we are an American based organization, we provide this information for general education only. This page should NOT be taken as absolute fact, merely informational. We will continue to research and update this section as time permits.
In order to provide nutrition care, a person would need to be registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta. The law states that nutrition care is defined as a person who:
(a) Assess nutritional status and develop, implement and evaluate food and nutrition strategies and interventions to promote health and treat illness,
(b) Apply food and nutrition principles to the management of food service systems and to the development and analysis of food and food products,
(c) Promote optimal health, food security and food safety through the development and delivery of food and nutrition education, programs and policies,
(c.1) Teach, manage and conduct research in the science, techniques and practice of dietetics, and
(d) Provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations.
The following titles are restricted: Registered Dietitian, Dietitian, Professional Dietitian, RD (PDt, RDt, Dt.P), and Registered Nutritionist.