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Clinical Nutrition Services

Whitehorse General Hospital’s Registered Dietitians (RD) are specially trained experts who offer nutrition and healthy eating information specific to your medical history, health condition/disease or lifestyle needs.

An RD provides the following nutrition education and counseling services on an inpatient and outpatient (by appointment only) basis.

Individual counseling services include:

  • Allergies
  • Pre- and post-natal nutrition
  • Heart health
  • Cancer care nutrition
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal issues (i.e., celiac disease)
  • Bone health
  • Kidney disease
  • Anemia
  • Eating disorders

Referrals & Appointments

You are referred to a Registered Dietitian by a health provider who has sent the referral form to our outpatient dietitian office. Our services are covered by your Yukon Health Care Card. Patients will be contacted directly by the office to schedule an appointment.

Videoconferencing (Telehealth) is available for those in rural communities.

What to Expect

Your initial visit will take about 45-60 minutes. Your dietitian will ask you about your:

  • Current eating pattern
  • Relevant medical history
  • Lab work
  • Current medications
  • Health goals

The goal is to work with you to develop an individual nutrition plan through education, meal planning and goal setting. If needed, follow-up session(s) will be scheduled and usually take about 15-30 minutes each.

Group Information Sessions

Please note: These sessions are on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions

The following group information sessions are available through Clinical Nutrition Services:

  • Lifestyle class (information on healthy weight, high blood pressure, healthy eating, etc.) offered every six weeks in the evening
  • Cholesterol/heart healthy class offered every four weeks alternating between days and evenings

The group classes are approximately 1.5-2 hours in length.


Additional Information

Dietitians of Canada
Canada Food Guide for Healthy Eating
Meals at WGH
Diabetes Education Centre