Frequently Asked Questions

For those seeking a Dietitian

Dietitian or Dietician, which is the correct spelling?

In today’s conventional use, the words “Dietitian” and “Dietician” both refer to a nutrition professional. However, most dietitians and nutrition professionals will use the spelling: Dietitian.

For more information on the spelling of Dietitian vs Dietician, see our blog post:
Dietitian vs. Dietician, Which One is the Appropriate Spelling? -

How do I know if a Dietitian is registered?

We’ve done the work for you. Our team verifies the registration of each member so you can trust that every Dietitian has met our strict requirements to be featured in this directory.

What do I need to know before choosing a Dietitian?

Consider your relationship with food and your body and contact a Dietitian who aligns with your values (i.e. weight-inclusive approach, weight neutral, weight-loss focused, etc.). This is an important decision that should support your personal goals and deeply held beliefs.

What should I expect when working with a Dietitian?

A Registered Dietitian will help restore your relationship with food while eating a balanced meal pattern that is easy, enjoyable, and delicious - and personalized to your likes, resources, and access. You’ll receive safe and simple strategies to improve your health and trustworthy guidance that may assist with symptom management or help your reach your goals.

Do I need a specific diagnosis to work with a Dietitian?

You do not need a specific diagnosis or a doctor’s referral to work with a Dietitian in most cases.

What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

Although Dietitians and Nutritionists both help people find the best diets and foods to meet their health needs, they have different qualifications. In the United States, Dietitians are certified to treat clinical conditions, whereas Nutritionists are not always certified. In Canada, Dietitians and Registered Dietitians have protected titles. This means that only people who have specific qualifications can call themselves one.

What is a weight-inclusive approach?

A weight-inclusive Dietitian will focus on your overall health and wellness, not on weight. You’ll be guided on things such as connecting to internal hunger/ fullness cues, ditching the diet mentality, gentle nutrition, enjoying satisfying meals, and learning about medical nutrition management where the recommendations are based on research and not societal weight expectations.

Will insurance cover my appointment or do Dietitians direct bill?

In the United States, insurance may cover your appointment. Check with your individual plan for specific details on what is included.

In Canada, some Dietitians may direct bill. Check with your Dietitian for how they handle billing.

For current Dietitians

How can I be featured on the website?

You can become a member here.

How do I report a problem?

Email with any problems or questions about your membership.

Who runs this website?

Lindsey McGregor, RD has been a Dietitian in clinical practice in Alberta for the past 10 years. She hopes this site connects clients with the right Dietitian and offers a platform for quality writing, advertising, and influence by Dietitians.

Do you have any affiliations?

No, we do not have any affiliation. We are an independent website dedicated to increasing the visibility of all Dietitians as a source of credible information for the public.

What is your Cancellation policy?

Our monthly membership can be cancelled at any time, our annual membership is non-refundable.