Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Dietitian Canada

  • Health and Wellness

No diet has been proven to impact the course of MS. That said, it makes sense to choose healthy, nutritious foods. A change in diet can also help ease some symptoms of MS (e.g. increasing fibre intake to ease constipation). If you do change your diet radically, it is a good idea to consult your doctor or a nutrition specialist.

The title "Registered Dietitian", "Professional Dietitian", and "Dietitian" are protected by law -- through provincial legislation -- so that only qualified practitioners who have met education qualifications can use that title.

Dietitians are members of a provincially regulated profession that has Public Protection as their mandate. Dietitians are held accountable for their conduct and the care they provide.

The term Nutritionist is not protected by law in all provinces so people with different levels of training and knowledge can all themselves a "Nutritionist". The title "Nutritionist" is protected for dietitians in some provinces and dietitians do use the title "Nutritionists". As the term "Nutritionist' is not a protected title in some provinces, you should contact your provincial regulatory body to ensure that you are receiving services from a dietitian.

For more information:

Visit the Dietitian Canada website here or contact your provincial regulatory body

Find a dietitian in your area here

Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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