Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Many people feel confused about all of the different titles that people in the nutrition field use. This question comes up a lot!
Click here for an article that details the differences between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian.
Health Insurance Coverage
Many extended health insurance plans cover nutrition counselling by a Registered Dietitian (RD). In the province of BC, Registered Dietitians are classified as an “authorized medical practitioner”.
If your plan does not cover the services of a Dietitian, save your receipt for a non-refundable tax credit.
The following insurance companies/programs may offer coverage of up to $1000 annually for Dietitian services:
- Blue Cross
- Chambers of Commerce Group
- Great West Life Assurance
- Green Shield Canada
- Industrial Alliance
- Liberty Health
- Manulife Financial
- Medavie Blue Cross
- Otip Raeo
- Sun Life
- Warren Shepell Employee Assistance Program
Check your plan to see what is covered for you.
Nutrition Consulting is delivered via in-person, telephone, Skype or FaceTime. Please note that while I can accept clients from all over the world, I am registered to practice dietetics in the province of British Columbia through the College of Dietitians of BC.