Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
Dietitians are qualified nutrition professionals. The title "dietitian" is protected by law across Canada. Only qualified people with the proper education and training, and who are registered with the regulatory body in the province in which they provide services can use the title. Dietitians can also use the titles "registered dietitian" and "RD".
In some, but not all, provinces the title "nutritionist" is also protected and can only be used by dietitians. Because the term nutritionist is not protected by law in all provinces, people with different levels of training might call themselves a nutritionist.
Check with the regulatory body in your province to ensure the person who is helping you is a qualified nutrition professional who is registered to practice in your province.
Where can I find out more about DNA testing for personalized nutrition?
Nutrigenomix is the service provider myRD uses for DNA testing. Your test kit will be sent directly to you once you have paid for the kit through myRD. You will return it to Nutrigenomix in the postage-paid envelope included with the kit. Learn more at nutrigenomix.com/faq.
Where can myRD provide services?
In general, a dietitian must be registered in at least one province and can provide in-person or virtual services to people in any province in which they are registered, as well as in the territories. Some provinces allow dietitians registered elsewhere in Canada to provide virtual services to residents of that province.
Celeste is registered in British Columbia and Alberta. She can provide virtual services in:
But, myRD may be expanding to your area. If you live in another province and would like to work with Celeste, please get in touch to let us know. You can also sign up for the myRD newsletter to be the first to know when services are available in your area.
*In-person group services may be available
Will my health insurance cover dietitian services?
You may be covered for services provided by a Registered Dietitian through a health insurance plan, health or wellness spending account, or employee assistance program! But each plan varies so you will need to check with your health benefits plan or employer to see if you are covered. You will pay myRD directly for the service then submit your receipt for reimbursement.
How can I pay for services?
Individuals: You can pay using any major credit card. Please note that you will need to provide credit card information to hold your consult time and to cover any no-show or late-cancellation fees. Your credit card will be charged for each service at your first consult, unless otherwise indicated in the service description. Your information will be kept secure and you will be advised before your card is charged for no-show or late-cancellation fees.
Teams and groups: Payment options will be arranged per client.