We are extremely excited to welcome the newest member of the Delanghe Chiropractic and Health team: Stephanie Boville MSc, RD.
From weight loss and managing osteoarthritis, all the way to sports nutrition, Stephanie will be here to help you conquer any and all of your dietary concerns and goals! With 6 years of post secondary education, and a strong science/evidence- based approach, only advice based on the BEST available research will be implemented.
No cleanses, magic powders or fad diets and no guessing.
How many grams of carbohydrates will you need to optimize your marathon performance? Are you getting in enough protein to maintain muscle and enhance performance? Are you taking in the right foods to decrease the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis? Stephanie can help you!
What it takes to be an RD:
The process of becoming a registered dietitian is unlike any other designation for those offering advice on diet. RDs are highly educated and trusted professionals for a reason!
The first step in becoming a dietitian is to complete a 4 year undergraduate degree from an accredited university program. Once the future dietitian has completed their undergraduate degree, they must apply to an accredited internship program or masters program, which can be very competitive and must be accepted within 3 years of graduating from their undergraduate degree. The internship or masters program require the future dietitian to complete various competencies and log hours working under a certified dietitians. Rotations include public or community health settings, food service, diabetes, inpatient units and outpatient units within the hospital. If that isn’t enough, the dietitian is then required to write a 6 hour regulatory exam to demonstrate their knowledge and competence of being employed as a dietitian before they receive certification. Once the dietitian receives their certification, they are required to submit yearly self directed learning tools to prove to the college that they are committed to continuing their education and improving their skills in their nutrition practice. They are also subjected to randomly being selected for peer and practice assessment where the dietitian is evaluated by both patients and co-workers to assess their work performance and competency. If anything unusual is revealed in these assessments there could be further investigation by the college into the dietitian and action if they are found to be incompetent. Because of this long road to become a RD, it’s clear why they can be the professionals trusted with your dietary health!
To learn more about Stephanie and her hours, click HERE.
Too book an appointment, call (519)885-4930.