Our Dietitian Doris Farrell:
Doris Farrell, RD was born and raised in Toronto- she lived abroad for two decades and now has returned to her roots. She is the mother of two grown daughters and has always had a passion for healthy eating and cooking. How nutrition affects growth, development and disease prevention are paramount to her interest in the topic.
She holds a degree in Economics from Queen’s University but started a second career in nutrition with a degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University and did a yearlong internship through Virginia Tech University in 2015. She was a clinical dietitian at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, part of the Johns Hopkins network. Her experience includes managing the nutritional status of kidney dialysis patients at Fresenius Kidney Care center in Baltimore, Maryland. She also worked as a nutrition educator for WIC (Women, Infant & Children) in Plant City, Florida. There she assessed and counselled pregnant women, infants and children under 5; offered breastfeeding and formula feeding strategies and advised on other diet related issues as needed.
Once returning to Canada, Doris had to qualify to work in Ontario by taking the national RD exam. She is a member of the Dietitians of Canada and registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
Doris is not only kind and friendly, she definitely knows her stuff and she can't wait to help and educate you on all the ways you can improve your health and lifestyle!
Registered Dietitian’s empower all individuals to embrace the food they eat to meet their health and lifestyle goals, including for infants. We help support new moms, caregivers, and child in this new and exciting chapter of their lives!
Dietitians provide the foundational knowledge and skills by assessing and analyzing the individual needs of the client and then providing practical information through counselling, strategies, tips, resources and even recipes.
Nutritional Counselling Benefits for Infants
- Introducing solids and first foods to baby for safety and efficacy;
- Prevention and dealing with a picky eater in their foundational years;
- Transforming the mealtime environment for uplifting, happier, stress-free meals;
- Over and undereating counselling for healthy growth and development;
- Support for food allergies or intolerances;
Nutritional Counselling Benefits for Mom
- Optimal eating while breastfeeding baby;
- Weight loss and post-partum baby weight strategies;
- A restorative positive relationship with food;
- Improved eating habits, long-term accountability;
- Chronic disease prevention and management for future health benefits;
Role of a Registered Dietitian
A Registered Dietitian is the protected title for the food and nutrition experts in Ontario. They are regulated health professionals with both the accredited training and expertise to enhance lives and improve health. A registered Dietitian Ontario undergo rigorous schooling and comprehensive training in order to register with the dietetic regulatory body in the province they practice in. They are held accountable to the highest ethical and educational standards. The advice and information provided by Registered Dietitians is tailored to their patients and client’s needs. The science is translated to meet personal challenges, needs, accessibility and individual preferences.