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RDWEC - Registered Dietitians of Windsor-Essex County LogoRegistered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts.

Where can you find a Registered Dietitian in Windsor and Essex County?

Dietitians work in a number of different settings and organizations to address the needs of our community. Some dietitians work closely with individuals through one-on-one counselling to help you adjust your dietary habits to match your personal health needs. Other dietitians target larger groups or populations by developing community programs, services, and policies that help improve the health of the community as a whole.

Community Health Centres
Diabetes Education
Eating Disorder Services
Family Health Teams
Home Care
Hospitals
Infant, Child and Youth Services
Long-Term Care
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
Private Practice
Weight Management
Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians

Community Health Centres

The Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre (WECHC) offers a broad range of services to the Windsor-Essex County (WEC) community. Their primary goal is to support the health and wellness of vulnerable populations, such as new immigrants, and those with low income. WECHC offers programs and services for teens, those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, those with diabetes, COPD, hepatitis C, and older adults.

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Sandwich Community Health
749 Felix Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9C 4E9​
519-258-6002

City Centre Health Care is a multi-disciplinary team. They offer a variety of services for individuals and groups, including dietary and nutrition services, primary care, foot care, hepatitis C treatment, dental hygiene, asthma, and psychiatry services.

City Centre Health Care (CCHC)
1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 3L9
519-971-0116

Diabetes Education

The Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre’s Diabetes Wellness program provides support to individuals living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and to those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Dietitians here offer individual and group counselling.

Diabetes Wellness
2885 Lauzon Parkway
Windsor, ON  N8T 3H5
519-997-2823

Eating Disorder Services

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is the primary source for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in the Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia-Lambton region. They are a not-for-profit, community-based organization offering a variety of treatment programs for individuals and their families affected by disordered eating.

Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA)
2109 Ottawa Street, Suite 400
Windsor, ON  N8Y 1R8
519-969-2112

Family Health Teams

Dietitians who work within Family Health Teams provide nutrition counselling to the patients of doctors connected to the Family Health Team. They typically offer individual and group counselling for a number of nutrition-related conditions and concerns. For a list of Family Health Teams in Ontario, visit the Government of Ontario – Family Health Teams.

Amherstburg Family Health Team
681 Front Street
Amherstburg, ON  N9V 0B4

519-736-7770

Leamington Family Health Team
197 Talbot Street West
Leamington, ON  N8H 1N8

519-322-1100

Windsor Family Health Team
2475 McDougall Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 3N6

519-250-5656

Home Care

Dietitians working for the Community Care Access Centre provide individual nutrition counselling to people in their homes.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
5415 Tecumseh Road East
Windsor, ON  N8T 1C7
519-258-8211

Hospitals

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare offers both inpatient and outpatient nutrition services. Windsor’s Regional Bariatric Assessment and Treatment Centre is a weight loss outpatient service, which provides medical screening and assessment services for individuals (see below for more details). The Cardiac Wellness Program, also for outpatient clients, is a medically managed cardiac rehabilitation program. This six-month program assists those who have recently suffered a cardiac event. Both of these outpatient programs require physician referral.

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare – Tayfour Campus
1453 Prince Road
Windsor, ON  N9C 3Z4
519-257-5111

Bariatric Assessment and Treatment Centre: 519-971-9206
Cardiac Wellness Program: 519-254-5577 ext. 72505

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) offers both inpatient and outpatient dietetic services. Outpatient services address the needs of those with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and heart disease. Counselling is also offered through the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre to current Cancer Center clients. A physician’s referral is needed to access all nutrition services.

Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8W 1L9
519-254-5577

The Cancer Centre
2220 Kildare Road
Windsor, ON  N8W 2X3
519-253-5253

Infant, Child and Youth Services

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) offers various Paediatric nutrition services for children 0 to 17 years old. Services are provided for those with cystic fibrosis, diabetes, eating disorders, failure to thrive, feeding issues, food allergies, nutrition support, overweight (only for patients up to 12 years of age), and special health care needs.  A physician’s referral is required.

Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus
1995 Lens Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8W 1L9
519-254-5577 ext. 52580

Building Blocks for Better Babies (BBBB) is a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program which supports pregnant women who face conditions that threaten their health and the development of their babies. Dietitians and nurses provide nutrition support and health education to those who attend.

Building Blocks for Better Babies (BBBB)
930 Marion Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9A 2J2
519-977-6862

The Teen Health Centre is a part of the Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre. They offer Primary Care and Mental Health counselling for youth between 12 and 24 years old.

Teen Health Centre
1585 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 1K5
519-253-8481

Long-Term Care

All residents in Long-Term Care homes in Ontario are monitored by a Registered Dietitian, who work with other health care providers to look after their nutritional well-being.

To find a list of Long-Term Care Centres in Ontario, visit Government of Ontario – Home, Community and Residential Care Services

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

Dietitians who work within Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics provide nutrition counselling to patients already connected to the clinic. They typically offer individual and group counselling for a number of nutrition-related conditions and concerns. For a list of Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics in Ontario, visit the Government of Ontario – Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic.

Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
35 Victoria Avenue, Unit 6 
Essex, ON   N8M 1M4 
519-776-6856 

Drouillard Road Outreach Site
1168 Drouillard Road 
Windsor, ON  N8Y 2R1 
519-946-0740 

Private Practice

Dietitians working in private practice typically see people one-on-one about various nutrition concerns. The cost of these services usually starts at $75 per hour. The cost is not covered by OHIP, and may or may not be included in your extended health care benefits. 

Private Practice Dietitians in Windsor and Essex County

Description of Nutrition Service

Cindy Dodsworth-Fizzell, RD
519-944-4235

*Not accepting any patients until January 2, 2015

  • Individual and group consultation about healthy lifestyles, childhood nutrition and weight loss.

Expertise: Providing an individualized approach to healthy eating and understanding of eating triggers. Can provide assistance with weight, diabetes & cholesterol management. Also advice for disease management and diabetes prevention.

Victoria D. Mikhail, RD, MA (Nutrition)
519-988-0021

  • Individual and group nutrition counselling including cooking classes, presentations and workshops, corporate/company services.

Expertise: Weight management, cholesterol management, diabetes, diverticulosis, eating disorders, food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, long-term care, paediatric/adolescent nutrition, prenatal nutrition, sports nutrition, and general healthy eating.
Will travel to county, but additional fee required.

Michelle Watkins, RD
519-978-1368

  • Available for group presentations and individual nutrition consultation

Expertise: Bariatric Surgery, Weight Management, Diabetes Management, Wellness Nutrition, Pediatric Care, and hold a Certificate in Paediatric & Adolescent Weight Management & Completed Board Certification for Paediatric Nutrition Specialty

Weight Management

The City Centre Health Care Centre Weight Loss Program is a free six-week course designed to help clients start a healthy plan for losing weight. The program is led by a Registered Dietitian and open to the public. Clients cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.

City Centre Health Care Centre Weight Loss Program
1400 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 3L9 ‎
519-971-0116 ext. 111

Losing Weight the Healthy Weigh (LWTHW) is a 10-week weight loss program offered by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Led by a Registered Dietitian, this effective, research-based program focuses on helping participants achieve a healthy weight loss through improved eating habits and physical activity. For more information, view the LWTHW webpage.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
360 Fairview Avenue, Suite 215
Essex, ON  N8M 3G4
519-258-2146 ext. 3100

The Medical Weight Management Program at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare offers a 12-week Behaviour Modification program as well as a 24-week Behaviour Modification plus Meal Replacement (Optifast ®) program. Additionally, Windsor's Regional Bariatric Assessment and Treatment Centre offers surgical interventions for weight loss. Clients must be over 18 years of age, and referred by their Family Physician.

Medical Weight Management Program & Windsor’s Regional Bariatric Assessment and Treatment Centre

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
East Wing, Casgrain Building
1453 Prince Road
Windsor ON  N9C 3Z4
519-971-9206

Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians

Select Zehrs stores in Windsor-Essex have an in-store Registered Dietitian service available to support the health and shopping needs of their customers. Services provided include grocery store tours on a variety of topics, cooking classes, and health education events. Many of the services offered are free of charge. Contact Zehrs for more information.