Clinical Dietitian Services

Registered Dietitians in the Community

  • Primary Care Dietitians are leaders in supporting nutritional health by participating in health promotion, and direct patient care for disease prevention and/or treatment. Primary Care dietitians in ACCESS Centres and Community Health Centres, as listed in the document Listing of Registered Dietitians in Winnipeg, do not charge clients for their services.
  • Public Health Dietitians are experts in nutrition, food systems and related public health sciences. Public health nutrition practice encompasses the assessment, promotion, protection and enhancement of health and the prevention of diseases. Using population health and health promotion approaches, strategies focus on the interactions among the determinants of health, food security and nutritional and overall health (adapted from Pan Canadian Task Force on Public Health Nutrition Practice). For more information see Population & Public Health-Nutrition Promotion.

  • Private Practice Dietitians work in a variety of areas. To find a private practice dietitian visit the College of Dietitians of Manitoba Web site

If you need assistance locating a community dietitian, call Dial-a-Dietitian at 204-788-8248, or toll free

Dietitians in Acute and Long Term Care

Dietitians are an integral part of care for patients and residents. Specifically, Dietitians should be consulted in the following:

  • Unintentional weight loss and/or Cachectic appearance (wasting)
  • Chewing and/or swallowing difficulty (send consult to Speech Language Pathology as well)
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Nausea and/or vomiting (persistent and/or greater than 3 days)
  • Nothing by mouth (NPO) or clear fluids (greater than 5 days)
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition support (Tube feed or TPN in acute sites and some LTC sites)
  • Poor oral intake (greater than 3 days)
  • Wounds
  • Management of restraints (in long term care setting)

Dietitians are part of the health care team that manages a wide variety of medical issues. Dietitians often educate family and medical staff on nutrition support and hydration at end of life. For more information on feeding at end of life click here.