College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island

In Prince Edward Island, practicing dietitians must be registered with the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island. The College is a public body that regulates the practice of dietetics in the public interest.

Over 80 dietitians are registered with the College of Dietitians. Registered dietitians are health care professionals who are trained to provide advice about diet, food and nutrition. Dietitians use scientific evidence to help people make healthy food choices, separating fact from fiction and distinguishing healthy eating plans from those that do not provide optimal nourishment.

Dietitians play a major role in health care, industry, government and education. They influence policy development, direct nutrition programs, manage quality food services and conduct nutrition research.

On PEI, dietitians provide nutrition services in a variety of settings:

  • Community health centres
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care homes
  • Diabetes programs
  • Public health
  • Grocery stores/pharmacies
  • Community & non-government organizations
  • Academic and research settings
  • Private practice

Why is Regulation Important?

In order to be registered as a dietitian, an applicant must meet the entry requirements and standards of practice set by the College. The public can be assured that when working with a registered dietitian, they are working with a nutrition professional who meets the strict standards set by the College. Registered dietitians are the only regulated nutrition health professionals in PEI.