LETTER: Nutrition article should have included dietitian

“There are numerous dietitians in St. Albert and Edmonton which have all been extensively educated to supply correct dietary suggestions for numerous well being circumstances.”

Re: “Tips to nurture a wholesome mind,” March 24 Gazette:

In May, we’ll acknowledge ‘National Physiotherapy Month’. If there’s a story written about this, I’d anticipate {that a} registered physiotherapist could be interviewed to supply data and proposals for most people. Why then, within the latest write-up on National Nutrition Month, was a registered dietitian not interviewed for a similar purpose? I’ve nothing in opposition to the licensed mind well being coach interviewed for this text, and she or he supplied honest justification for the way food regimen influences mind well being. But there’s a good purpose why “dietitian” and “nutritionist” are protected titles in Alberta – those that carry these credentials are acknowledged meals and vitamin professionals which can be sure by strict requirements to make sure the general public’s security.

What is most ironic is that the theme for this 12 months’s Nutrition Month is “Dietitians provide help to discover your wholesome”. There are numerous dietitians in St. Albert and Edmonton which have all been extensively educated to supply correct dietary suggestions for numerous well being circumstances. We are essentially the most certified professionals which can be particularly educated to assist people meet their well being targets by assessing their diets and tailoring suggestions primarily based on our shoppers’ private wants and circumstances. The College of Dietitians of Alberta supplies a complete record of contacts and hyperlinks to assist anybody discover a dietitian that may greatest meet their wants. I strongly suggest that for any future nutrition-related articles, native dietitians are wanted and interviewed to make sure that Gazette readers are supplied with essentially the most related and evidence-based data obtainable.

Anissa Armet, registered dietitian, St. Albert

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