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About dietitians

Dietitians are regulated health professionals who plan, implement and manage nutrition and food service programs that are directed at encouraging healthy nutrition outcomes and the prevention of nutritional disorders. Dietitians provide treatment of nutrition-related diseases and conditions and work to ensure high-quality food service operations in a variety of settings.

Dietitians work in educational institutions, hospitals, long-term care facilities, public and community health services, private practice, government and industry.

CIHI collects high-level, standardized information on 30 groups of health care professionals in Canada. This includes information on their supply, distribution, demographics and regulatory environment. To find out more about CIHI’s health workforce data, visit the Health Workforce Database metadata page.

Learn more about dietitians in our recent release on Canada’s health care providers.