Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
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Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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Registered Dietitians are uniquely qualified health professionals who perform comprehensive nutrition assessments to identify and treat diet and nutrition problems at both an individual and public health level. Specialized training in food and nutrition as well as chemistry, biology and physiology provide the necessary skills to deliver expert nutrition and dietary advice.
The title "Registered Dietitian" is protected by the Health Professionals Act, and can only be used by those who meet the required educational standards. The letters RD, RDN, PDt, DtP and RDt are the legal designations for qualified registered dietitians in Canada. In Ontario, the legal designation for Registered Dietitian is RD. "Public Health Nutritionists" are an exception, as they require additional training. Both Registered Dietitians and Public Health Nutritionists are registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, the provincial regulatory body.
The term "nutritionist" is not protected by law in all provinces. For instance, in the province of British Columbia, the term is protected but in Ontario, it is not. In Ontario, the term "nutritionist" can be used by anyone. There are no minimum qualifications and no specialized training is required.
Registered Dietitians are considered to be your best source for nutrition information. To be certain if the "nutritionist" you are referred to is a Registered Dietitian, ask to see their qualifications
Clinical Diet Technicians work in a hospital setting under the supervision of Registered Dietitians. They are closely involved in the monitoring of patients' food, fluid, and nutritional supplement intake, and may also assist with patient education. Diet technicians also act as a liaison between clinical nutrition and the food service supervisors of the Nutrition Services Department.