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A registered dietitian is the only regulated nutrition professional in Manitoba.

Like all regulated health professionals, registered dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities. Registered dietitians are passionate about food and translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand to support healthy living for all Canadians. They are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics, which means they look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.

Registered dietitians use the most up-to-date science and translate it into practical guidance that you can use to make health lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians work in a variety of settings.

Did you know? The preferred spelling of the word “dieticians” is “dietitians” by the profession.

Chronic Disease Program Nurse/Dietitian Referral Form

How can I make an appointment with a registered dietitian?

You don’t need a referral to see a registered dietitian, you can call to arrange an appointment. There is no cost.

CommunityPhone NumberSetting
Arborg   204-376-5559 ext.6
204-739-3836 or
Hospital Personal care home  
Community/ Clinic
Ashern   204-785-3517    
204-376-5559 ext.6 OR
Hospital Personal care home  
Community Clinic
Beausejour 204-268-7477  
Community/Clinic (HEW)  
Community/Clinic (Beausejour Primary Care Center)
Eriksdale   204-376-5559 ext.6 OR
Personal Care Home
Fisher Branch   204-739-3836Community/clinic
Personal care home
Gimli 204-886-7450 OR
Hodgson   204-376-5559 ext.6Community/clinic
Lac du Bonnet 204-345-1230Community/clinic
Personal care home
Lundar 204-785-3517Community/clinic
Personal care home
Pinawa 204-753-3148Community/clinic
Pine Falls   204-367-5408Community/clinic
Hospital and Dialysis
Personal care home
Oakbank   204-444-6143  Community/clinic
Personal care home
Selkirk   204-785-5574  
204-886-7450 OR 
Hospital and Cancer Care  
Community/clinic Dialysis
Stonewall   204-785-3517    
204-886-7450  OR
Personal care home
Teulon 204-886-7450 or
Personal care home
Whitemouth 204-348-4620Community/clinic
Personal care home

You can also call a dietitian for general questions using Dial-a-Dietitian
Dial-a-Dietitian is here to answer questions and provide easy-to-use advice on food and nutrition to assist Manitobans and their families to eat well, live well and stay healthy. Callers are connected to a regsitered dietitian, who help guide callers to make the best decisions based on their needs. Dial-a-Dietitian is haring the future of eating and healthy living for all Manitobans.

Why should I connect with a registered dietitian?

Dietitians are specially trained to help if you have any of the following chronic disease conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Cancer
  • Kidney health
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Wound healing
  • Gastrointestional Health and Digestive concerns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chewing and swallowing difficulties
  • How to modify your diet after surgery
  • Malnutrition
  • Meeting nutrient requirements (protein, vit B12, Iron, Calcium, etc)
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Infant feeding and childhood nutrition
  • Picky Eating
  • Food allergies and Intolerances
  • Sports nutrition
  • Making sense of complex nutrition information
  • Meal planning – issues with cooking for one, cooking on a budget.
  • Undesired weight loss
  • De-bunking myths and making safe food choices

What kind of setting does a registered dietitian work in?

There are more than 12 registered dietitians working within all communities of the Interlake-Eastern Health Authority. They work in a variety of settings:

Primary Care and Community:
Registered dietitians offer individual nutrition sessions – working together to plan diet and lifestyle changes and healthier choices that are right for you. They work with you to embrace food, to incorporate your values and culture, to understand, and to enjoy it through each phase of your life. The advice and information dietitians provide is tailored to your personal needs and challenges, including taste, food skills, and accessibility. Dietitians also provide group education and support on topics of chronic disease management and healthy living. Healthy Baby/Our Time, Community Wellness events, Cooking Circles and programs such as Craving Change are just a few examples!

Acute Care and Long Term Care:
Clinical dietitians work in all hospitals and personal care homes in the region. They visit patients/residents individually, and participate in health care team meetings, such as rounds and care conferences. They complete nutrition assessments and help patients/residents to meet their nutrition goals through various health challenges. A regional dietitian develops the menus for all facilities, working with dietary and food services to ensure patient and resident nutritional needs are met through foods that are familiar, nutritious and all can enjoy.

Manitoba Renal Program and Cancer Care Manitoba Clinics within the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

Clients have access to local dietitian services for information on specific nutritional questions or needs during treatment, for healthy eating strategies or if having difficulty with food or fluid intake due to side effects of treatments and therapy

Other dietitian and nutrition resources:

Waiting to see a dietitian? Visit to learn more about food and how it affects your health.

For information on the difference between a dietitian and and a nutritionist, visit: Dietitians of Canada – The difference between a dietitian and nutritionist

Watch the YouTube video below on the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s site for information about choosing a dietitian for your nutrition needs:


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