Primary Health Care Resource Centre

Nutrition Guidelines

Healthy eating starts where you live, work, learn and play. AHS offers healthcare providers the tools to empower optimal nutrition practices.

The nutrition guidelines provide nurses, physicians, and other health professionals in the primary care setting with consistent, evidence-based messaging relating to key nutrition topics. Nutrition guidelines will continue to be developed as the need for information arises and as new clinical research is available.

The guidelines were developed by Registered Dietitians in Nutrition Services.  They are based on scientific evidence or best practice. It is the responsibility of the health professional to evaluate the situation of each individual in their care, and apply the guidelines appropriately. This information is intended as a general resource only and is not meant to replace the medical counsel of a physician or individual consultation with a Registered Dietitian.

The Nutrition Guidelines include:

  • Recommendations for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and nutrition across the lifecycle
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about nutrition
  • Appropriate professional nutrition screening tools
  • References to Nutrition Services education resources and self-monitoring tools

Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals

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