There are many areas in your life that impact your wellbeing. Eating well and exercising regularly can prevent and manage chronic diseases, improve your mental health, and keep you feeling confident and motivated to make long-lasting changes.
Explore the categories below to learn helpful tips to manage your health.
NEW: Virtual Group Programs West Carleton Family Health Team offers the following group programs through a virtual format (Zoom). All groups are led by a Registered Dietitian. Click on the group you are interested in to learn more.
Healthy Weights, healthy habits
Healthy Weights, Healthy Habits is a single-session two-hour group. Part 1 provides evidence-based information about body weight, metabolism, calories and dieting (and all the misconceptions about these ideas). Part 2 focuses on behaviour change, and how to create long-lasting healthy habits.
heart smart series
Heart Smart is a three-session series. Each session is 90 minutes. Session 1 provides information on heart disease and explores the Mediterranean diet and its many benefits. Session 2 focuses on understanding and managing cholesterol, and Session 3 focuses on understanding and managing high blood pressure. All three sessions discuss a variety of lifestyle interventions. Session 1: Heart disease and Mediterranean Eating Session 2: Managing Cholesterol Session 3: Managing High Blood Pressure These three sessions work best when taken together, though anyone can choose to attend just one separately.
Prediabetes is a single session 90-minute group. If you have been told you have prediabetes or are at risk for diabetes, this group is right for you. In this group, you will learn about blood sugar management, important concepts such as insulin resistance, complications of diabetes and the important roles of nutrition and exercise.
Mindful eating is a six-week program with sessions running once per week. Each session is two hours. This is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-based group that aims to improve your relationship with food and break the dieting cycle to create long-term, sustainable changes.
Mindful eating will teach you how to:
Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues
Understand and manage food cravings
Use cognitive behavioural strategies to assist with emotional eating
Prioritize both your mental and physical wellbeing
You must register and be available for all six sessions to take this group, as each week builds on content from the previous week.
How do I register for groups? You can self-register for groups through the portal system by following these steps:
Sign in to the portal here.
Registered Dietitian West Carleton FHT has an in-house registered dietitian who provides both group and individual counselling. Our dietitian can help you manage your individual nutrition needs. Patients must be referred to see the dietitian by their health care provider.
Here are some of the conditions a Registered Dietitian can help with:
Diabetes and prediabetes
Digestive disorders such as celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome
Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies
Vegetarian and vegan diets
Mental Health Support/Social Workers
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