Your virtual Dietitian

It all comes down to nutrition for me. A lot can be achieved with proper nutrition and knowledge on how it impacts our bodies in so many different ways. Together, we go on a journey to enhance your overall wellbeing using nutrition as the vehicle to achieve that.

Cassandra Burton

What makes registered dietitians stand out from other nutrition professionals?

Most people think that Dietitians and any other nutrition professionals do the same thing, but the truth is that registered dietitians are very different in terms of education, qualifications, and day-to-day roles.

Registered Dietitians don’t just follow the newest diet trends and make standardized recommendations to their patients. Instead, they develop diet and nutrition programs tailored to an individual’s objectives and personal needs. However, Registered Dietitians don’t just work with individual clients; they also work with stakeholders within the industry to ensure best health and nutrition practices are being followed. For example, a Registered Dietitian will work closely with your physician if you need to improve a specific aspect of your health with nutrition and will be able to recommend diet plans and tools that follow your physician’s recommendations.

Meet Cassandra

My name is Cassandra Burton and I am a Registered Dietitian. I am passionate about food, lemons (hence the name), and helping people through what I do best. I see nutrition as the connecting factor between all humans, and I love to use it to everyone’s advantage.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about healthy eating habits, to properly feed your body to facilitate recovery or learn to navigate a new dietary restriction such as gluten-free, lactose-free, etc. – I am all in for you to succeed. Nutrition is a journey I embark on with every client.

Dietitians work towards improving the health of all Canadians by working with:

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

To improve eating habits of individuals with complex health issues

POLICYMAKERS

To help the government at all levels create health strategies for the Canadian population

INDUSTRY LEADERS

To consult on food systems, food sustainability, food service management, production, and marketing

MARKET RESEARCHERS

To help conduct research to better understand food science

EDUCATORS

To teach students about the Dietitian profession

Unlike Registered Dietitians, a lot of other nutrition professionals primarily work with individual clients. As experts in food and nutrition, they advise people how to live a more healthy lifestyle and achieve health-related goals.

Registered dietitians are educated and trained to support you in achieving your nutrition-related health goals. Dietitians work with you to make sustainable changes while placing your priorities front and centre.

Services

Receive virtual nutrition counselling from the comfort of your home, or wherever you are! Currently, virtual appointments are available to residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Many insurance plans offer coverage for dietitian services. Check with your provider to see if you are covered.

Initial Nutrition and Health Assessment
90 minutes: $220

An initial virtual consultation serves as an important foundation for working together and ensures that you are provided with personalized nutrition care that meets your needs and preferences. My role is to know where you are coming from so that I can best support you on your journey to achieve your goals.

The initial consultation includes:

  • Detailed nutrition assessment
    • Review of medical and health history
    • Review of medications and supplements
    • Review of sleep and activity habits
    • Dietary analysis
  • Goal setting
  • Individualized nutrition care plan
  • Relevant nutrition resources and/or tools provided based on individual preference

50 minutes: $130

After your initial nutrition and health assessment is complete, 50-minute virtual nutrition counselling appointments are available.

During your appointment, you can expect to focus on what is important to you and your nutritional health as well as receive ongoing support, including, but not limited to:

  • Checking in on your goals and making adjustments if needed
  • Recognizing and discussing changes and progress
  • Identifying and discussing barriers
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