NUTRITION COUNSELLING

How We Can Help

A registered dietitian assesses your usual dietary intake and identifies areas where you can make changes to meet your dietary and health goals.

We work with everyone from Olympians and professional athletes to weekend warriors and anyone motivated to improve their health and well being!

We can help with everything from a diet overhaul, to managing medical conditions, fine-tuning food choices or addressing unique dietary challenges.  

We create a customized dietary plan to help you meet and maintain your dietary goals. You will receive helpful information, educational materials, support and follow-up to help make sure you succeed. 

Our Areas of Expertise

  • nutrition for before, during and after your workouts
  • sweat rate calculations
  • sport supplementation
  • competition nutrition strategies
  • weight loss, weight gain, eating disorders, disordered eating
  • diabetes, vegetarianism, osteoporosis, hypoglycemia
  • irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, celiac and other gastrointestinal disorders
  • heart health, hypertension, cardiovascular disease
  • food allergies and intolerances, picky eaters
  • meal planning for busy lifestyles
  • couples nutrition assessment
  • lifecycle concerns: pregnancy, menopause, children, seniors

Sports Nutrition 

We also specialize in sports nutrition for recreational and elite athletes, including Olympians.

We help make sure your dietary intake is right for your sport performance goals and training needs. 

Areas of specialty include:

  • building muscle
  • losing (or maintaining) body fat
  • training recovery
  • performance supplementation
  • preparing for training camps & selection camps
  • competition nutrition (what to eat before, during and after sport events)
  • nutrition for travel & restaurant choices, especially for sport competitions

First Appointment with a Dietitian

We will ask you to track your activity level and dietary intake for a three-day period prior to your initial appointment (preferably 2 weekdays, 1 weekend day). This includes food, drink and supplements.

Please print and use the form below to track your dietary intake and bring it with you to the initial appointment.

Our dietitians will review the following with you:

  • dietary goals and expectations
  • medical history
  • diet history and patterns
  • supplement use
  • lifestyle concerns (e.g., work schedule, travel, classes)
  • activity level

We normally create a custom nutrition plan with specific meal and snack advice to meet your goals and challenges. We also supply you with resource materials as needed.

Initial consultations last 1 hour

Follow up appointments last 30 minutes

 

After the initial one-hour consultation, we will book additional ½-hour appointments only as required to help you achieve your dietary goals.

Nutrition services with registered dietitians are covered by many health insurance plans and corporate health spending accounts or wellness accounts. We provide the appropriate documents so you can be reimbursed for your appointments.

Cost for nutrition counselling is:

Initial assessment: $120

Couples first assessment: $180

Follow up appointments: $60

University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre Location and Parking

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Sport Medicine Physicians:  403-220-8518

Physiotherapy: 403-220-8232

Orthopedic Surgeons: 403-220-5077

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