Nutrition Services provides leadership and expertise in the delivery and promotion of quality nutritional care to children, youth, women and their families.
Dietitians at BC Women's work to optimize nutrition in order to support healing, growth, development and well being. Nutrition care spans childhood from premature infants to teens transitioning to adult care. We provide care through a variety of clinics and programs and this includes everything from basic nutrition counselling to acute care nutrition management to long term diet modification and enteral and parenteral feeding.
Dietitians work within outpatient clinics and on the inpatient wards at BC Women’s. They assess the nutritional status and needs of patients at risk of less-than-optimal nutrition. They develop, implement, monitor and adjust nutritional care plans based on this assessment and each patient’s ongoing medical condition.
Patient and family education on nutrition and diet modification is provided as needed either on site or via telehealth. The department also operates the Formula Room, which prepares and distributes specialty infant and tube feeding formulas.