Nutrition expertise to North York General programs is provided by Registered Dietitians in Clinical Nutrition Services. They are assigned to all inpatient units and selected outpatient programs.
Registered Dietitians are governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act through the College of Dietitians of Ontario
in order to ensure safe and quality nutrition care is provided to the public.
As an integral member of the health-care team, Registered Dietitians are involved in ensuring that patients meet their nutritional requirements based on their illness or condition.
This involves medical nutrition therapy and may include oral diet modification and or supplementation, as well as more invasive nutrition support techniques. The latter includes enteral nutrition, that is, delivering nutrition by a feeding tube into the stomach or intestine, and parenteral nutrition, when nutrition is delivered directly into the bloodstream by an intravenous tube.
Nutrition care may involve patient and family education, and counselling around diet and lifestyle changes to improve or maintain health.
Registered Dietitians are key members of the following outpatient programs:
Diabetes Education Centre Adolescent Eating Disorder Program, Chemotherapy Clinic, Mental Health Paediatric Clinic, Geriatric Day Hospital, and outreach team.
North York General offers a comprehensive graduate Dietetic Internship Program
accredited by Dietitians of Canada.
Voula Christofilos, RD
Professional Practice Leader, Clinical Nutrition
Dietetic Internship Coordinator
Room 6N 631
North York General
4001 Leslie St. Toronto, ON M2K 1E1
Tel: (416) 756-6000 ext. 4398
Fax: (416) 756-6956
Visit the Dietitians of Canada
website to find out how to become a Registered Dietitian, how to find a Registered Dietitian, or for information on healthy eating.