Rosanne Robinson, Registered Dietitian
Blueprint Nutrition Registered Dietitian Services
Want to find out more about Blueprint Nutrition? Or book an appointment?
On the web: blueprintnutrition.ca
E-mail: [email protected]
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What is Blueprint Nutrition?
As owner and founder of Blueprint Nutrition, Rosanne is excited to be joining the health care team at Affinity Health Clinic!
Blueprint Nutrition’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and surrounding rural communities by bringing the latest in evidence-based nutrition and providing realistic and sustainable custom nutrition solutions.
We take science and translate it into practical strategies to help you achieve your own unique nutritional goals.
The concept behind Blueprint Nutrition is that your nutrition plan should be similar to that of an architectural blueprint: it should create a solid foundation upon which to grow, tailored to fit your own needs and desires, well-planned and researched, and prepared by a professional. It is certainly NOT a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
What is a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are university-educated and must earn a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university specializing in food and nutrition. Many dietitians increase their knowledge by pursuing Master’s or Doctoral degrees.
Registered Dietitians have completed a minimum of 1250 hours of supervised practical training through a university program or an approved hospital or community setting. They must pass a registration exam (the Canadian Dietetics Registration Exam or CDRE) to become a regulated health professional.
ACCOUNTABILITY & REGULATION
The title “dietitian”, “Registered Dietitian” or “RD” is protected, by law. Only individuals who have fulfilled the educational and professional requirements are legally allowed to use the title RD. All dietitians in Ontario are members of the College of Dietitians of Ontario. The college regulates and supports dietitians to ensure safe, ethical and competent nutrition services are being practiced, which ensures protection of the public (similar to other regulated health professionals). For more information on Registered Dietitians, please visit Dietitians of Canada.
What is the difference between a Nutritionist & Dietitian?
The titles “nutritionist”, “registered nutritionist”, or “holistic nutritionist” are not protected terms in Ontario. In other words, this means that anyone can call themselves a nutritionist and there are no standards for their quality of care.
In terms of the difference in philosophies of dietitians vs. nutritionists, this will vary greatly depending on the individual dietitian or nutritionist that you choose to work with. Most people assume that dietitians will show you Canada’s Food Guide and send you on your way. At Blueprint Nutrition, this is NOT the direction that we take. Please see our website to learn more about our nutrition philosophy.
Who should see a Registered Dietitian?
Anyone and everyone! Dietitians can assist people of all ages and stages of the lifecycle, from infancy to geriatric care. Registered dietitians can help with preventative nutrition care and can help you to control an already existing condition.
At Blueprint Nutrition, our areas of expertise include:
- Pediatric nutrition (e.g. breastfeeding/formula feeding, transition to solids, picky eating)
- Prenatal & postnatal nutrition
- Cancer care
Our other areas of knowledge include:
- Digestive concerns (e.g. constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, allergies, intolerances)
- Healthy aging
- Women’s health (e.g. osteoporosis, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Heart health (e.g. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome)
- Weight management
- Sports nutrition
- And much more…
Our services include one-on-one counselling for individuals and couples, cooking classes, group and corporate wellness seminars, product/menu development and technical/media writing.