What does healthy eating mean?

Eating healthy can have a different meaning for each of us. Feeling good in your body and in your skin, reaching a healthy weight, are vague concepts that do not offer a clear answer to your questions. The information transmitted by the media can sometimes contradict each other and it becomes difficult to find your way around...

About this program

The CMSA offers nutrition services by a Registered Dietitian (RD). They offer support to individuals in a variety of life stages and medical conditions, including:

  • Advice and education for healthy eating
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Pregnancy, infancy, childhood

Who are we?

Dietitians are university-educated health professionals who provide evidence-based advice on diet and nutrition. They experience many diseases and conditions that affect people of all ages. They play an important role in the promotion of health, as well as in the management and prevention of chronic diseases. Like nurses, doctors and other health professionals, registered dietitians are regulated by their provincial dietetic regulatory body.

How to access the nutrition program:

To access the services of our dietitian, you can ask your doctor or a CMSA health professional for a nutrition referral.

What to expect:

During your first appointment, the RD will perform an initial assessment (1 hour). She will get information about your weight, height, lab results, non-modifiable risk factors (age, sex, family history, ethnicity) and modifiable risk factors (nutrition, physical activity, smoking, stress/anxiety / depression, sleep). The RD will provide you with information about your condition or disease and discuss food choices, nutrition, exercise, etc. She will work with you to develop a personalized life plan for your specific health or nutrition concern. It is recommended that the patient take notes.
After your initial appointment, the RD will schedule a follow-up appointment if needed (30 minutes). The RD may provide you with education and resources to help you learn more about nutrition and diet.


Telehealth Ontario - Ontario residents can call toll-free 1-866-797-0000 to speak with a registered dietitian and get free, evidence-based nutrition and healthy eating information.

For more information on nutrition and specific conditions, please visit the following websites: