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Prescription for a healthy diet

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Have you all heard about the doctors in Alberta prescribing exercise to their patients? If not, and you want to read more there was an article in the Edmonton Journal. Basically, patients are given prescriptions for duration and intensity of exercise and receive a free pass to the local recreation centre for a month. I think this is a pretty neat initiative and I don’t understand why it’s not being done for diet as well. As pretty much any medical professional who knows anything about obesity will tell you, diet is a far larger part of the weight loss equation than exercise is. Diet is also a factor in numerous chronic and acute diseases which may or may not be linked to obesity. I think that doctors should be collaborating with dietitians to provide prescriptions for a healthy diet. This prescription should also include one or two sessions with a dietitian.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

One thought on “Prescription for a healthy diet

  1. Pingback: Why fruit and veg aren’t the right prescription for health | bite my words

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