Registered Dietitian, Your Food and Nutrition Expert
The Renal Dietitians at the London Health Sciences Centre are professionally trained to help you with your food and nutrition needs. They are provincially regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario so you can be sure that you are getting safe and ethical advice.
"I would encourage any patient to make use of the team"
Dietitians work in the:
- Chronic Kidney Disease Clinics
- Kidney Transplant Clinics
- Hemodialysis Units
- Home Hemodialysis Unit
- Peritoneal Dialysis Unit
They are available to help you and your family modify your eating habits for chronic kidney disease. Dietitians help you get the right nutrition so that you can be as healthy as possible.
If you have a handout or article from other people or from over the internet our Renal Dietitians can help you sort out whether it is reliable nutrition information
How Can the Renal Dietitian Help You?
"The dietitians were always available to help"
Patients and families often talk to us when they are interested in:
- Eating healthier for their kidney health
- The best way to achieve and stay at a healthy weight
- Food intake for both diabetes and kidney disease
- Knowing about foods that can change their blood potassium or blood phosphorus levels
- Knowing how to lower their salt or sodium intake from foods – it takes more than just avoiding the salt shaker!
- Dining out and want help with making good choices
- Information about food products in the grocery store
- Taking vitamin and mineral or herbal supplements
To Contact the Dietitian, ask at your next appointment.
Contact your clinic or dialysis unit to get in touch with your Dietitian. If you already have your Dietitian’s name and phone number, please give them a call.
The Renal Dietetic Assistants at the London Health Sciences Centre are professionally trained in nutrition. They work with the Renal Dietitians and the whole renal care team to provide quality nutrition care.
Renal Dietetic Assistants works in the:
- Hemodialysis Units
- Home Hemodialysis Units
- Peritoneal Dialysis Units
The role of the Renal Dietetic Assistant includes:
- Analyzing nutrition data from food intake records and recipes
- Assisting in patient nutrition assessment
- Calculating urea kinetic modeling results
The Renal Dietetic Assistant will meet with you or call you on the phone to ask you details about what you eat so they can analyze your food intake records.