Registered Dietitian in Ottawa, Ontario

Registered Dietitian in Ottawa, Ontario

What is a Registered Dietitian?

A registered dietitian (R.D.) is a skilled health care professional who is an expert in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Dietitians provide expert nutrition and diet advice for people of all ages. They can help if you have a food allergy, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, or gastrointestinal diseases, or if you are overweight or underweight. They can help with other health problems too.

Benefits of Working With a Registered Dietitian

The Benefits of Working With a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Personally tailored nutritional advice.
  • Help manage chronic diseases.
  • Guidance in navigating food allergies, sensitivities, weight gain, self-image, and overall nutritional understanding.

Should I go to a Dietitian or Nutritionist?

You would then be referred to a dietitian if your needs are medical (such as diabetes, kidney disease, or cancer) or a nutritionist if your aim is to lose weight or improve your overall health.

Who Am I

Ashley Charlebois
Ashley Charlebois

As a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist specializing in both sport nutrition and digestive health disorders, I am passionate about helping athletes of all levels reach their greatest potential using diet as one piece of the interdisciplinary puzzle to feel and perform at their best. Many athletes also struggle with digestive health conditions or symptoms that interfere with their performance – this does not have to be the case! One of my favourite areas to support an athlete in is finding solutions to manage gastrointestinal symptoms that may interfere with optimal health and performance. Finally, I have ample experience supporting individuals with digestive health disorders from my own history growing up with IBS, working closely with gastroenterologists, and supporting many clients who suffer from various gastrointestinal health conditions.

Since 2007, I have been working with a full spectrum of athletes ranging from professional athletes such as the Buffalo Sabres (full-time team dietitian), Vancouver Whitecaps FC, NBA and NHL players; national and provincial athletes (Skate Canada, Field Hockey Canada, Triathlon Canada, Canadian National Swim Team, Gymnastics BC, Cycling BC); recreational athletes of all sports; and individuals just beginning to incorporate activity into their schedule. I currently support the Canadian Armed Forces as an applied performance nutrition researcher.

I am comfortable working both individually and as part of an interdisciplinary health or performance team. My extensive experience working as part of interdisciplinary teams allows me to integrate well with medical professionals and other practitioners to support my clients.

Let me take the guess work out of nutrition for you by translating the complex science into practical strategies that help you achieve your health and performance goals – whether it is managing your gastrointestinal symptoms or fueling for optimal performance in your sport. ß this under services sorta.

My credentials

I am a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and an active member of Dietitians of Canada. After completing her B.Sc. in Dietetics at McGill University, I moved to Vancouver and completed an M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine with a focus in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition at the University of British Columbia (UBC). I am also a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

I currently work at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby, BC as a Sport Dietitian, and collaborate with gastroenterologists in Vancouver as a dietitian specializing in digestive health conditions.

Certificates and Qualifications

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ottawaNew to the area and not familiar with Ottawa? 

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.