What is a Registered Dietitian?
The New Canadian Food Guide
I get tons of questions about my educational journey towards becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD), along with what the process is like, how long it takes, and what the career is like, so I thought I would compile all the questions here.
What does a Registered Dietitian do?
Registered Dietitians help people to eat better and live healthier, translating the most up-to-date, complex scientific evidence into practical solutions.
If you grew up in Canada, it would be safe to say that you remember the old food guide: a colourful rainbow where every colour is a different width, representing the ratio of these foods that you should eat. Along the side, servings were defined and numbered, and recommendations were provided that included “drink milk every day.” This food guide was taught in every elementary and high school.
Now a new food guide has been introduced.