Dietitian West Island
You want to eat better, improve your weight or live a healthier lifestyle? Visit our registered dietitian at our state of the art facility located on the West Island of Montreal and get started today
What is Dietetics?
As foods are consumed to allow the body to function and survive, nutrition studies the role of the different nutrients in the body and the analysis of the feeding behaviour of individuals. On the other hand, dietetics is the discipline that supports individuals in their quest to maintain or improve their health by promoting healthy and balanced eating, but also by suggesting appropriate diets proven to improve the medical condition or reduce symptoms.
A dietitian or a nutritionist holds a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and has trained in hospitals and the community. One must be registered with the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec to practice in Quebec.
Why consult a dietitian?
- To better manage your health problems such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol.
- To better manage your digestive problems.
- To adapt your diet due to food allergies or intolerances, or special diets (vegetarian, gluten, etc.)
- To adopt healthy eating habits.
- To lose or gain weight.
- To eat well during pregnancy and breastfeeding to ensure optimal growth of your infant, to control your weight gain.
- To improve your sports performance.
- To better plan the meals, snacks, and box lunch for the whole family.
*Dietetic consultations often reimbursed by private insurance programs.
Nutrition and Dietetics Services
- Initial Consultation (75 minutes)
- Follow-up Appointments (30 minutes)
- 7-day Meal Plan
- Nutrigenomix Genetic Test package
Corporate services also offered for companies, schools, community centers, daycares and restaurants and include: workshops. conferences, menu analysis and consultations. Contact us today for more information
Nutritional Success Programs
Each program is designed to meet your personal needs, your lifestyle and your tastes. Our dietitian will take the time to understand and analyze your situation (usual food intake, your needs and your condition/health) and then prepare a food plan and provide you advice to help you achieve your goals. Our dietitian prepares meal plans including simple, fresh, and non-processed foods from the four food groups. Our dietitian will give you the resources, tools and strategies you need to achieve your goals.
PACKAGE #1: Weight Management (3 months):
|Designed to help you reach your weight goal through a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet that works with your lifestyle, this program includes monthly appointments (at a minimum) to ensure you’ll keep your motivation and to help you overcome the new challenges.|
PACKAGE #2: Athletic Performance Package
|Designed to inform you and provide optimal nutrition to improve your sports performance, this program includes an analysis of body composition (skin folds), a food plan adapted to the nutritional needs and the training schedule, as well as a hydration plan.|
PACKAGE #3: Family Meal Planning (5 or 7 day)
|For parents who lack the time, there is help! Designed to equip parents with nutritional tips to keep their families healthy, these plans can be customized to fit the requirements, such as restrictions due to allergies, lifestyle choices, etc.|
What is Nutrigenomix?
Nutrigenomics is a relatively new science that studies how genes influence your response to different nutrients. Nutrigenomix, a biotechnology company derived from the University of Toronto, are making genetic testing using a sample of saliva to help better understand your risk for chronic disease, injury or food intolerances, your eating habits, your weight control, and your predisposition to physical activity.
Nutrigenomix tests are offered exclusively through a registered dietitian and are recognized by the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.
Meet the Dietetics West Island Team
MIREILLE GUIBORD, B. Sc., RD – A graduate of McGill University with a degree in Dietetics & Human Nutrition and member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ), Mireille is dedicated to giving her customers nutrition advice that contributes greatly to improving health, quality of life and performance. Via the adoption of healthy eating habits, Mireille has helped children, adults and older persons who are concerned with weight management, sports nutrition or with other health problem(s) related to food (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, allergies/intolerances, diseases of the digestive system, etc.). It will be a pleasure to work with you to help you achieve your goals.
To book an appointment with Mireille, click here.
DANA AL-KAHWAJI, BSc, RD – Dana is a registered dietitian with a profound belief in the power of nutrition in maximizing health and well-being. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and holds a bachelor degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from McGill University. Dana focuses on a natural approach to healthy eating and considers the individual as a whole, including all aspects of their lifestyle. She will work with you to help you find a way of eating that is sustainable and simple. In addition to her practice in clinical nutrition, Dana shares her passion through public speaking and holds seminars regarding various nutrition topics to multiple groups and corporations in the community. As her career progresses, she aspires to continue bridging community and client relationships, teaching food skills, and encouraging people to enjoy the pleasure of healthy eating.
To book an appointment with Dana, click here.