Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.
Dietitians empower their patients, clients, and communities to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it. The advice and information they provide is tailored to their clients and patients personal needs and challenges, including taste and accessibility. They translate the science of nutrition into terms everyone can understand to support healthy living for all Canadians.
Our registered dietitians provide a wide variety of dietary focuses to develop a comprehensive care plan to help you achieve your healthy eating goals or work to manage disease.
Diabetes and Blood Sugar Management
Our Certified Diabetes Educator provides diabetes self-management education for people with diabetes. The discipline is about assisting people with diabetes, their families and caregivers to gain the knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to manage their condition
Body Composition Goals
Body composition can give you a more accurate overall picture of your health, compared to other calculations such as BMI or body fat percentage, which don’t account for factors such as lean muscle mass. Your muscle, fat, and bone mass may change day to day for various reasons. Our dietitians can help you with your body composition goals by helping you differentiate the amount of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and other elements.
A healthy plant-based meal should consist of proper portions of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy protein, and healthy oils. We can help you determine which foods work best for you while ensuring you are getting all the nutrients to have a lasting positive impact on your health.
Food Allergies or Intolerances
A food allergy is an IgE-mediated immune response to a protein in a food. Even eating a very small amount of the food or particles of the food can potentially trigger a life-threatening reaction.
A food intolerance is the inability to digest or absorb certain foods. For example, someone with lactose intolerance does not have enough of the enzyme lactase to break down the sugar (lactose) found in dairy products. You may experience intestinal gas, painful abdominal cramping or diarrhea, as well as potentially serious long-term health consequences. While the symptoms of a food intolerance or sensitivity may cause extreme discomfort, they are confined to the gastrointestinal tract and are generally not life-threatening.
Our dietitians can work with you to create a well balanced diet, while eliminating the foods that are creating reaction in your body.
Weight Loss, Weight Gain or Weight Management
Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or maintain your weight; the goal is to work with you to develop an individual nutrition plan through education, meal planning and goal setting. You’ll learn new eating that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your desired weight over time.
Healthy Eating for All Ages
YKPT is committed to helping all parents provide healthy food choices for their families. Your children are always watching, so don’t expect them to eat well if you don’t. Eating together as a family has been shown to decrease the likelihood of children using tobacco, alcohol and drugs. The family meal is a place for communication and building a feeling of belonging that creates and strengthens ties between family members.
One of the best ways to avoid picky eating and to teach your child important life skills, is to include them in every day cooking. Giving your child the opportunity to assist in preparing a meal builds self-confidence and encourages interest in the food they’re eating. Our dietitians can help you incorporate healthy foods into your everyday diet.