- British Columbia's 2020 pre-budget consultation submission
(July 2019) – DC's recommendations to the BC government focus on: 1) Adjusting Diet Supplement rates to reflect nutrition interventions and 2) Investment in dietitian staffing in mental health clinics.
- New Brunswick pre-budget recommendations
(April 2019) – DC's recommendations to the NB government focus on enhancing access to dietitian services (particularly in continuing care and primary care), a telephone dietitian advisory service. The government is also encouraged to commit to tackling food insecurity and improving food environments.
- Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget recommendations
(February 2019) – DC and the Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador (DNL) action group took the opportunity to provide input and suggested recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2019/20 pre-budget consultation.
- Prince Edward Island pre-budget recommendations
(February 2019) – DC provided input and suggested recommendations to the Government of Prince Edward Island’s 2019/20 pre-budget consultation.
- DC (Nova Scotia) Submission to the Government of Nova Scotia's 2019 Pre-budget consultations
(February 2019) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide a written submission of recommendations to the Government of Nova Scotia for the 2019 budget.
- Dietitians in Teledietetics
(January 2018) – This bililngual factsheet promotes the effectiveness of telephone counselling delivered by dietitians.
- Dietitians in Cancer Care
(January 2018) – This one page bilingual factsheet explains the role of the dietitian in cancer care.
- Dietitians in Public Health
(February 2017) – This bililngual factsheet provides an overview of what public health dietitians do and how they contribute to the health of the community.
- Dietitians Promote Health
(January 2017) – This bilingual leaflet describes the dietitians' education and varied roles, and highlights that we are regulated, collaborative and evidence-based.
- Dietitians and Chronic Disease Management
(March 2017) – Promotes the effectiveness of diet counselling delivered by dietitians in chronic disease management.
- Dietitians in Primary Care
(March 2017) – Provides an overview of what dietitians do and the difference they can make in primary health care environments. Bilingual handout.
- DC Prince Edward Island submission to the 2018-19 provincial pre-budget consultation
(February 2018) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide a written submission to the Government of Prince Edward Island's 2018/19 Pre-Budget Consultation.
- DC Alberta submission to the 2018 provincial pre-budget consultations
(February 2018) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide a written submission to the government of Alberta pre-budget consultation. Recommendations focused on improving access to dietitians in continuing care and primary care, improving access to nutritious food and other basic needs though the adoption of a poverty reduction strategy and implementation of a levy of at least 20% on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in the province.
- 2018 federal pre-budget recommendations
(August 2017) – DC's recommendations to the federal government for Budget 2018 address issues including access to dietitians, the federal government employee health care plan, food insecurity, excise tax on SSBs and national workforce database.
- DC Newfoundland and Labrador 2017 pre-budget recommendations
(February 2017) – Dietitians of Canada and the Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador action group were pleased to provide recommendations as part of the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget consultation.
- 2017 Ontario pre-budget recommendations
(February 2017) – The recommendations highlight the need for access to dietitians' services and access to healthy foods for all Ontarians.
- 2017 New Brunswick pre-budget recommendations
(December 2016) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide input to the New Brunswick pre-budget consultation.
- DC Manitoba submission to the 2017 budget consultations
(November 2016) – (November 2016) Dietitians of Canada (Manitoba) was pleased to provide a written submission to the Manitoba government's 2017 Manitoba's Citizen Budget Your Province, Your Plan.
- BC Budget 2017 Consultation Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
(October 2016) – Dietitians of Canada (BC) was pleased to provide input to the 2017 Budget Consultation. Recommendations include service delivery improvements using the unique expertise of dietitians, taking action so all British Columbians can afford healthy food and closing the loophole excluding sugar sweetened beverages from provincial sales tax.
- DC (BC) Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Health
(July 2016) – The Dietitians of Canada (BC) recommendations to the Committee include ensuring patient safety and quality of care through evidence based nutrition services and staffing interdisciplinary teams with regulated health professionals, including registered dietitians.
- 2016 federal pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – DC's recommendations to the federal government address issues including food insecurity (Aboriginal, poverty), excise tax on SSB, access to home-/community-based care and telehealth dietitians, national workforce data base and nutrient database of Canadian foods.
- 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – Dietitians of Canada and the Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador local action group were pleased to provide input to the Newfoundland and Labrador pre-budget consultation as part of the Government Renewal Initiative.
- 2016 Nova Scotia pre-budget recommendations
(February 2016) – Dietitians of Canada was pleased to provide input to the Nova Scotia pre-budget consultation as part of the Budget Talks 2016-2017 initiative.
- DC Ontario response to Patients First Discussion Paper
(February 2016) – DC Ontario provides recommendations to strengthen the Ontario health system through an integrated system that supports communication between patients, health sectors, and healthcare providers. Leadership roles for dietitians, engagement of all health professionals, and outcome measurement are also recommended.
- THE CANADIAN WAY: Accelerating Innovation and Improving Health System Performance - A Consensus Statement by the Health Action Lobby (HEAL)
(December 2014) – How could the federal government take a leadership role in improving the health and health care of Canadians? HEAL, a coalition of 39 national health organizations, including Dietitians of Canada, speaks out.
- DC Ontario Pre-budget recommendations
(January 2015) – Dietitians of Canada Ontario Region presented recommendations to improve health through improving access to healthy food for all Ontarians and access to services of Registered Dietitians.
- DC (BC) Submission to Select Standing Committee on Health
(December 2014) – This submission outlines key recommendations and actions to maintain a sustainable health care system.
- Gaps and barriers in the training and practice of dietitians: Report to the federal HESA Committee
(November 2014) – This DC report to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) addresses gaps and barriers (including Aboriginal students).
- HEAL recommendations for inter-provincial collaboration to improve health care in Canada
(June 2013) – HEAL (Health Action Lobby) sent a letter to Premiers Ghiz and Wall, Co-Chairs of the Heath Care Innovation Working Group in June 2013. This letter explains to the Premiers collective recommendations of health professionals on next health care innovation steps.
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- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Call to Action from Dietitians
(January 2012) – DC submitted a brief to the House of Commons Committee on Health (HESA), which began its study of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in December 2011.
- Strengthening the Canadian Health System: A Call to Action from Dietitians
(November 2011) – The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology was accepting submissions in preparation for the Health Accord 2014. Dietitians of Canada called for action in three areas: increased investment in health promotion and non-communicable disease prevention including access to healthy food, coordinated interprofessional health services, and sufficient labour supply and access to dietitians.