The purpose of the ‘Ask a Dietitian’ program is to help you to make healthier and more informed choices both on and off campus. Many individuals follow specific diets due to chronic diseases or illnesses, allergies or intolerance, dislikes and, cultural preferences and often lack the support needed to follow these diets especially students who are living away from home.
Members of the university may also be unsure of meals they are able to consume on-campus that are complaint with their diets. The ‘Ask a Dietitian’ program enables you to ask a Registered Dietitian/dietetic interns nutrition-related questions and receive timely responses.
How Does the program work?
There are two ways to send us questions: you may ask us through our the form below, or e-mail e-mail us at AskaDietitian@carleton.ca
Will You Answer Each Question?
Within 3 business days you will receive an e-mail with the answer to your question. Answers will also be posted on the website and organized by topic, though your personal information will never be associated with an answer anywhere on the website. *Please note that not all questions will be answered. If you wish for your question not to be posted please let us know.*
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‘Ask a Dietitian’ is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical care or to apply to individuals with special medical needs. We do not provide any medical diagnoses, individualized assessments, health counselling, or medical opinions. Please do not send personal health information of any kind as it will be deleted immediately. Please note that we are required to make mandatory reports to the proper authority when certain events occur, such as abuse. We also have the professional obligation to notify appropriate third parties and/or authorities when a clear threat of harm is made by a client to another identifiable individual or group or to themselves.