DSC Course Content List -

Basic Membership

(Scroll down to see the Basic + Business Course Content List)


 

Baby-Led Weaning

Covered: benefits and contraindications, how to get started, meeting nutritional needs, safety and preparing foods with how-to videos for food groups.

Client resources: getting started with baby-led weaning, infant feeding - allergens, iron-rich foods list, vitamin-C rich foods list.

Author: Olivia Farrow, RD, MHSc

Cannabis & Health

Covered: cannabis 101 - what healthcare practitioners should know, including current research on cannabis and health, the regulatory landscape, therapeutic usage and safety. 

Author: Flower & Leaf, Cannabis Health Education

Chronic Kidney Disease

Covered: diagnostic criteria, nutrition implications, meal planning to meet potassium, phosphorus, sodium and protein needs, case studies. 

Client resources: CKD nutrition basics, kidney friendly grocery list.

Author: Emily Campbell, MScFN, RD

Diabetes

Covered: diagnostic criteria, nutrition recommendations, diabetes teaching tools, carbohydrate counting, self-management of blood glucose, education skills, case studies.

Client resources: diabetes meal planning guide, low glycemic index foods list, food sources of fat, food sources of fibre.

Author: Emily Campbell, MScFN, RD

Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Covered: indications and contraindications, safety, strategies to eliminate risk, enteral nutrition calculations, parenteral nutrition calculations, enteral and parenteral nutrition case studies. 

Author: Erin M'Larkey, RD, MPH(c)

Fertility

Covered: introduction to nutrition for fertility, nutrition strategies for male and female fertility, case studies.

Client resources: Fertility Nutrition Summary for RDs, Fertility Supplements: Guide for RDs, Eating Well for Fertility, Female Hormone Cycle and more!

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Author: Teresa Maiorano, RD

HAES(R)

Covered: distinguishing between HAES(R) and non-diet approaches, incorporating principles into practice, current literature review, common misconceptions, counselling skills, case studies.

Client resources: HAES(R) question prompts, non-weight focused health goals list.

Author: Lisa Melo, RD

 

Infant Feeding

Covered: nutrition needs of infants, starting solid foods, infant feeding recommendations, baby food texture progression, responsive feeding, nutrients of concern, testing allergens, case studies. 

Client resources: allergen testing guide, food sources of iron, food sources of vitamin C.

Author: Olivia Farrow, RD, MHSc

Intuitive Eating

Covered: introduction to intuitive eating, 10 principles of intuitive eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, causes and prevalence of disordered eating, intuitive eating counseling skills, case studies.

Client resources: 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating - Overview, Hunger & Fullness Scale, Food & Mood Diary, Intuitive Eating Summary for RDs, Gentle Nutrition Handout, Non-Weight Health and Wellness Goals

Author: Abby Hsiao, RD

IBS

Covered: pathophysiology, treating common symptoms of IBS (constipation and diarrhea), red flags, medications and supplements for IBS, nutrition therapy for IBS, IBS counselling skills and case studies.

Client resources: nutrition for IBS fact sheet, food, mood & symptom diary, Bristol stool chart.

Author: Lauren Renlund, RD, MPH

 

Kids & Weight

Covered: interpreting growth charts, Ellyn Satter recommendations for tracking and monitoring growth, nutrition counselling strategies to help without harming, case studies.

Client resources: raising healthy eaters tip sheet, mix & match snacking guide for teens.

Author: Elise Harlow, RD, MS

Low FODMAP

Covered: how to implement low FODMAP with clients, deep dive into the three phases, troubleshooting when things don’t go as planned, case studies.

Client resources: low fodmap food list/high fodmap food list, low fodmap tip sheet, low fodmap reintroduction chart.

Author: Lauren Renlund, RD, MPH

 

Meal Planning 

Client resources: What is Meal Planning? - Guide, Build-Your-Own Salad Guide, Build-Your-Own Grain Bowl Guide, Weekly Meal Plan & Shopping List - Printable 

Mental Health 

Covered: how food affects the brain, the gut-brain connection, key nutrients and diet strategies to promote mental health, mental health and nutrition case studies. 

Nutrition and Mental Health Resources: Dietary Strategies for Mental Health - Summary Sheet for RD''s, Food Sources of Fibre, The Mediterranean Diet, Intuitive Eating Principles, Mindful Eating. 

Author: Alexandra Kamp, RD, MAN

Motivational Interviewing

Covered: counseling skills for dietitian, building confidence using motivational interviewing, how to get clients results, building trusting, lasting relationships, creating positive client relationships, counselling techniques for virtual sessions and in-person.

Author: Jodi Robinson, RD, CDE

PCOS

Covered: what is PCOS, PCOS diagnostic criteria, PCOS lab values, clinical signs and symptoms, medical nutrition therapy for PCOS, evidence-based nutrition interventions for PCOS, case studies.

Client resources: PCOS Summary Sheet for RD's, PCOS SOAP Chart Note, Hunger & Fullness Scale, PCOS Fact Sheet, Low Glycemic Index Foods, Anti-inflammatory Foods, PCOS Supplements Guide

Author: Trista Chan, RD, MHSc

Picky Eating

Covered: Ellyn Satter division of responsibility, implementing the division of responsibility through different life stages (infants, older babies, toddlers, school aged children, adolescence), troubleshooting, case studies.

Client resources: picky eating tip sheet, mealtime conversation cards.

Author: Elise Harlow, RD, MS

Plant-Based Eating

Covered: types of plant-based diets, nutrients of concern and supplement recommendations, case studies. 

Client resources: Easy Plant-Based Meals Recipe Book, plant-based meal planning, vegan proteins, vegan sources of B12, vegan sources of iron, greenhouse gas emissions from foods, plant-based grocery list. 

Author: Kristen Carli, RD

Prenatal Nutrition

Covered: nutrients of focus, how to choose prenatal vitamins, navigating pregnancy-related discomforts (ie. nausea, vomiting, etc.)

Client resources: RD guide to prenatal supplements, fish & omega 3's, food safety, nutrition tips for pregnancy, managing pregnancy symptoms (nausea, cravings, etc.)

Author: Olivia Farrow, RD, MHSc

Sports Nutrition 

Covered: calculating energy and macronutrient needs for athletes based on their sport, pre and post workout fueling, safe weight loss and weight gain guidelines for athletes, sport supplements. 

Resources: Calculating Nutrient Needs for Athletes (Cheat Sheet), Pre/Post Workout Fueling, Sport Supplements Guide

Author: Terence Boateng, RD, MHSc, CEP

Weight Stigma 

Covered: definitions of weight bias and weight stigma, current evidence related to the harms of weight stigma, the definition of weight inclusive approach to dietetic practice, how to use a weight inclusive approach with clients.

Author: Kyla Blackie, RD

 

DSC Course Content List -

Basic + Business Membership


 

Everything included in the Basic Membership

 

The Ultimate Business Checklist

Covered: outlines every step to Start, Grow and Scale your business in a step-by-step format.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Productivity and Planning (3 CEU's)

Covered: building your dietitian private practice business plan, how to structure your time, goal setting.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Defining Your Niche

Covered: a step-by-step guide for how to define your niche.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Pricing Your Services

Covered: how to price your services for 1:1 and project work (group presentations, writing, recipe development), how to structure packages

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Business Setup

Covered: includes all the steps for how to setup a private practice, including government, legal and dietetics considerations.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Client Forms

Templates provided: 24-hour recall, 3-day food record, client agreement and consent form

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Accepting Insurance & Direct Billing

Covered: step-by-step instructions for how to set up direct billing for dietitians in Canada and the United States.

DIY Wix Website (3 CEU's)

Covered: our step-by-step videos will walk you through the exact process to set up and manage your dietitian private practice website using Wix, plus provides the foundations of SEO. 

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Marketing Strategy

Covered: online (social media, website, email list, SEO, Google search, etc.) and offline (building community connections) tactics to get more clients.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Social Media Strategy

Covered: how to use Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn effectively to get more clients and paying writing or recipe development jobs.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Authentic Sales Strategies 

Covered: how to sell your services in an authentic way to hit your monthly revenue goals and get more consistent clients. 

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Lead Magnets (1 CEU)

Covered: how to create an amazing free resource to share with your audience and collect email subscribers.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Email Marketing 

Covered: email marketing strategy (frequency, consistency), tech platform recommendations, 20 email content ideas, welcome sequence templates.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Healthcare Online Course Academy 

Covered: step-by-step for how to create and sell your online course. 

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

Planning a launch (Coming Soon!)

Covered: how to ensure that your program or product is a knockout success through a tried and true launch strategy.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

 

How to transition from 1:1 to a group program (Coming Soon!)

Covered: scale your business with a group program.

Author: Krista Kolodziejzyk, RD, MPH, MBA(c)

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