Clinical Nutrition Program

Details about our one-on-one services are below this notice. Current virtual program offerings: 

Some workshops are being offered through Zoom, a free online meeting software. You can attend the workshops by computer or by phone. Click here to download Zoom to your computer now, or you also have the option to run Zoom through your Internet browser just prior to the start of the workshop. If you would prefer to run the meeting through your browser, simply click on the link of the webinar you want to attend below, a few minutes before the meeting starts.

If you have never used Zoom before, we recommend that you log on 10-15 minutes ahead of the session you want to attend to give yourself time to work through any technical issues. The Zoom website has lots of resources available to help you get started or troubleshoot common problems.

You can also check out our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups for some instructions!

About the Clinical Nutrition program

Registered dietitians are university trained, to provide evidence-based advice and counselling about diet, food and nutrition.

Our Registered Dietitians provide a wide range of counselling services including:

  • Nutrition across the lifespan – pregnancy, infant and child nutrition, picky eating, older adult care e.g. unintentional weight loss, malnutrition
  • Digestion problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, Celiac Disease, diverticulitis etc.,
  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Nutritional deficiencies such as iron deficiency

How to Access:  No Physician Referral is Required

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral
  • Self-referral by phone or in person

Program Activities and Services:

  • Individual visits (in person, home or telephone) for assessment, management and teaching related to nutritional concern
  • Group workshops

 Goals for Participants:

  • Achievement of best possible nutritional status
  • Management of nutrition related condition(s)

 Team:

  • Registered Dietitians

 Patient Resources

Unlock Food www.unlockfood.ca

5 Tips on where to find resources about food’s impact on mental health

 

COVID 19 Updates

COVID 19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine availability in Northumberland County is unknown at this time. For more details about the new vaccines please refer to our dedicated webpage click here.

 

Local COVID-19 Testing Centres Go To Appointment Only

For information about how to get a test at the NHH COVID-19 Assessment Centre or at the Trent Hills COVID-19 Testing Centre, and to find about more about local testing coordination efforts,  please click here to read the latest news release from the Ontario Health Team of Northumberland.

 

How to reach a Doctor

For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website northumberlandcare.com to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

 

Mindfulness: Coping with Uncomfortable Emotions – Ester Odermatt, a Mental Health Clinician will guide you through coping skills. The free webinar is Jan. 20 at 1:30, to register  please click here.

 

Mediterranean Diet – join RD Sarah Kassel to learn about this delicious, healthy and satisfying way to eat during a free zoom webinar on Jan. 28 at 1:30pm – to register please click here.

 

UNMASKING THE TRUTH: how to properly reuse, store and wash your cloth mask
NFHT’s Brooke Mitchell, D.Ch and Tanis Twiddy, NP created this webinar. For a copy of the presentation including video links, please click here. Click here for a highlight poster of Fast facts for masks.

What’s Happening in Our Community

Assess the risk of visiting others during the pandemic – use this online tool developed by experts to determine the risk level of a visit, particularly to seniors or those with chronic illness.  www.covidvisitrisk.com

 

Community Health Centres of Northumberland – click this for community Program Flyer Fall 2020 or for details see https://chcnorthumberland.ca/

 

Grocery shopping for seniors only and delivery service is available in Northumberland’s stores. Click here for a detailed list of hours.

MASKS HELP PROTECT YOU AND ME

To learn more about personal preventative measures against Covid 19, including where it is mandatory to wear a mask, please see the Ontario Health Team Northumberland’s press release here. 

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, please wear your own mask (homemade or otherwise). Please ensure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

CALL FOR DONATED CLOTH MASKS
The OHTN is collecting donated cloth masks. For more information about the program and information on how to make a mask please click here.  New drop off locations:
BRIGHTON –Community Care Northumberland –46 Prince Edward Street (arrange drop-off –613-475-4190, brighton@commcare.ca)
CAMPBELLFORD –Community Living Campbellford–65 Bridge Street East (call in advance -705.653.1821, ext 203)
COBOURG -Northumberland Hills Hospital’s main entrance, 1000 DePalma Drive–between 8 AM and 8 PM daily
Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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