Food for Thought: Diet Makes a Difference
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diet has been the leading risk factor for illness, death, and disability both in Canada and worldwide for more than two decades. It’s been estimated that more than 30,000 deaths could be averted or delayed annually in Canada if our diets complied with dietary recommendations, particularly for greater fruit and vegetable intake. The evidence is overwhelming that if we ate better and made positive lifestyle choices, Canadians would live longer, more productive lives. With this in mind, Assistance Services Group (ASG) has added registered dietitians to our clinical team.
Teledietetics that delivers positive outcomes and highly effective dietary interventions has been successfully adapted for phone delivery. ASG’s team of dietitians are trained in behaviour change theories and motivational interviewing – both of which are facilitated by telephone counselling. An effective component of intervention for chronic diseases, teledietetics provides access to evidence-based advice from dietitians to promote health, disease prevention and management of diet-related conditions. ASG dietitians are supported by evidence-based tools and referral networks.
The ASG nutritional support service can be delivered as an element of one of our telehealth programs, CareCoach®, or as a standalone model of care.
deaths could be averted or delayed annually in Canada if our diets complied with dietary recommendations
Callers have unlimited and easy access to a registered dietitian.
Unlimited easy access to bilingual registered dieticians with available translation services for 112 languages.
Support clients in making healthy food choices throughout the lifecycle and across health states.
Support the nutrition needs of infants, children and adults with nutrition-related concerns.
Promote client independence and autonomy in decision-making and help build capacity.
Available Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm
For 2 decades
unhealthy diet has been the leading risk factor for illness, death, and disability both in Canada and worldwide