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Clinical Nutrition

Registered dietitians empowering patients in making appropriate food choices for disease prevention and the treatment of nutrition-related conditions.

Goals

It is the goal of our dietitians to assist rostered PEFHT County residents to improve their eating habits so that a better quality of life can be enjoyed at all ages. 

Services

Individual appointments can be arranged to review your specific nutritional needs and eating habits. Our dietitians will provide you with the information and support you need to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Our dietitians can help you to improve your eating habits through:

Education

  • Managing cholesterol
  • Management of high blood pressure
  • Weight management to help achieve your best weight
  • Reducing the workload on your kidneys in mild to moderate chronic kidney disease
  • Prevention and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Preventing and correcting various vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Seniors nutrition
  • Treatment of celiac disease
  • Improving bowel habits (to manage constipation or diarrhea, including symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Balanced meals and general healthy eating advice
  • Pre-natal nutrition
  • Reducing Picky Eating
  • Eating healthy on a budget
  • Meal planning
  • Label reading including low sodium eating, carbohydrate counting, and more

Counselling

  • Individual sessions
  • Focus on specific eating patterns to help manage chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure.

Access to Resources

  • Canada's Food Guide
  • Information on recommended sodium (salt) intake and calcium requirements for various ages
  • Disease-specific nutritional information

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Community-Based Workshops

  • Healthy Eating Basics
  • To help develop the skills needed to read product labels
  • To teach how to prepare healthier meals at home

Local Programs

PEC Fresh - A Good Food Market:  Offers an opportunity for more affordable produce. Open every Wednesday in Picton from 3:30-5:30pm,  every other Saturday in Sophiasburg and every other Friday in Consecon. Details are available on their website or follow them on Facebook.

Recipe of the Season:

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Advocacy

  • To advocate for better access to healthier food choices in stores and restaurants.
  • To advocate for affordable food access for all

Links of Interest

Dietitians of Canada

UnlockFood.ca  (Brought to you by Dietitians of Canada)

Diabetes Canada 

Canada's Food Guide

College of Dietitians of Ontario

Food Labelling Changes - Canada

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe Selection 2024

Clinical Nutrition Team

Sarah Sandham RD (left),  Kim Storms RD (right) supported by admin Kathy and Kate

SarahSandhamRD     KimStormsRD

Hours of Operation for Registered Dietitians

Sarah Sandham, RD
Sandbanks Medical Centre, Wellington
Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
 

Kimberly Storms, RD 
35 Bridge Street, Suite 1, Picton, ON

Mondays 8:30am - 4:30pm

Contact Information for Registered Dietitians

Sarah Sandham, RD
Sandbanks Medical Centre
12 Prince Edward Drive
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0
Ph: 613-399-1281 ext. 5
Fax: 613-399-2464


Kimberly Storms, RD 
35 Bridge Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Ph: 613-476-0400 ext. 211
Fax: 1-866-476-0425