OUTPATIENT NUTRITION SERVICES
Good Nutrition is important at every stage of your cancer journey.
Professionals You Can Trust:
Registered Dietitians at the medical Day Clinic are skilled in meeting the nutrition needs of the oncology patients. Dietitians work with the patient and their families on the use of special diets and the need for nutrition supplements to help you feel your best.
Dietitians are experts in a wide range of food and nutrition topics who can answer questions and provide knowledgeable, informed options.
All Dietitians have a University Degree and at least 1250 hours of supervised, hand-on training. The title “dietitian” is protected by law, just like physician, nurse or pharmacist. “Nutritionist” is not a protected title – that means anyone can use it. (Exceptions include Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec)
Dietitians are members of a provincially regulated profession that has Public Protection as their mandate.
How can the Dietitian help you?
By providing practical food ideas and information.
- Use of Nutrients Supplements
- Recipe Ideas for Nutrition Supplements
- Make It a Shake
- Blood Building Nutrients
- About Fluids during your Treatment
- High Calorie High Protein
- Food Ideas to Cope with Taste and Smell Change
- Calcium Rich Food
- Oral Iron supplementation
This information is intended for a general resource only and does not replace medical counsel.
For more reliable nutrition information check out the following websites:
This section provides general, healthy eating and cancer prevention nutrition tips.
- Lowering your risk for colorectal cancer
- Take steps to help prevent breast cancer
- Food and Cancer Prevention
- Cancer: What can help and what can harm?
- What men can do to help prevent prostate cancer
Dietitians of Canada:
In this section you will find information on iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, phosphorus as well as information on whether you need a multivitamins and how to choose a multivitamin
These are helpful oncology links:
- Eat Well Plate - Government of Canada
- Canada's Food Guide
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre - All about herbs, botanicals and other products
- Canada's Nutrition Companion for Oncology Patients and Caregivers (this website provides advice from Registered Dietitians and recipes from our Wellness Chef.)
- British Columbia Cancer Care
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Cancer Care Ontario
- How to Manage your Symptoms – Guides for Patients
If you are registered with the Medical Day Clinic, referrals to the clinic dietitian can be made through your health care provider or by contacting 519-621-2333 ext.2347.