Vital Roots Nutrition


Vital Roots
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions to help you better understand what Vital Roots can offer:

The Vital Roots online booking calendar can be found here. If you can’t find an available day that works with your schedule, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can work something out! 

You can get in touch using the contact form, by calling or texting at (705) 975-5055, or emailing at We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your nutrition needs!

Prices vary depending on the service selected. Please refer to the booking calendar and information here for detailed pricing information.

In general, a 1-hour initial assessment is $140 and a 30-minute follow-up visit is $85. 

Many insurance companies offer coverage for our services, and we are able to provide direct billing to most of these companies. 

If you have any further questions about pricing or insurance coverage, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. 

Yes, many private insurance plans cover dietetic services. We offer direct billing to most major insurance companies. Please note that individual plans vary; reach out to your insurance provider or to us for more information.  

Our services address a wide range of health concerns for all ages, such as pediatric growth concerns, feeding challenges, nutrition during pregnancy, postnatal recovery, gestational diabetes, prediabetes, diabetes (types 1 and 2), heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, weight concerns, inflammatory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances, metabolic disorders, nutrient deficiencies, autism spectrum disorder, disordered eating, renal disease, GERD, and celiac disease management. 

We’ll start by getting to know you better. During the initial assessment (in-person or virtual), we’ll discuss your health history, lifestyle, and goals. Together, we’ll create an individualized nutrition care plan based on evidence and your preferences. Your plan will provide practical tips, ongoing support, and personalized recommendations to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. 

Our initial nutrition assessment session is typically 60 minutes long and is designed to establish your nutrition goals and create a personalized plan to meet them. The number of follow-up sessions will depend on your individual needs and progress. We typically recommend scheduling follow-up sessions every 2-4 weeks to ensure that you stay on track and make progress toward your goals.

Please refer to the Vital Roots booking system found here.

We recommend booking your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability. However, we do our best to accommodate urgent requests whenever possible so don’t hesitate to reach out if further information is required.

Yes, we offer nutrition counselling for individuals with a wide range of dietary needs, including food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, as well as vegetarian and vegan diets. Our personalized approach ensures that we create a nutrition plan that works for your unique needs and preferences.

Evidence has demonstrated that nutrition interventions play a vital role in improving health outcomes across various populations and life stages. Nutrition counselling supports healthy weight loss and maintenance, ensures optimal prenatal nutrition, reduces the risk of complications during pregnancy, promotes healthy growth and development in children, establishes lifelong healthy eating habits, and is effective in managing various conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. 

Contact us or schedule an assessment to learn more about how individualized nutrition counselling can benefit you.

Our day care menu consultation services can help ensure that the meals and snacks provided to children in your care meet their nutritional needs and preferences. The services include everything from a needs assessment to recipe development, and we can customize the services to meet the unique needs of your center or home-based daycare. Contact us to learn more about our day care menu consultation services and how we can help you provide nutritious and delicious meals to the children in your care.

The main difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietitian (RD) lies in their qualifications and scope of practice. A nutritionist may have obtained their education through various avenues, such as a college degree, master’s certificate, or a personal training program. On the other hand, an RD is a professional who has completed at least an undergraduate degree accredited through a recognized institution, followed by an intensive internship in various healthcare settings.

Becoming an RD requires years of schooling, practice, and passing rigorous exams. RDs have a broader scope of practice, allowing them to work with individuals in different states of health and provide comprehensive nutrition guidance. In contrast, a nutritionist is typically limited to providing basic nutrition education and potentially simple weight loss strategies for otherwise healthy individuals.

It’s important to note that a nutritionist should not be prescribing meal plans, recommending supplements, or providing specific dietary instructions. These practices fall within the scope of an RD. When seeking nutrition guidance, it’s essential to research and ask questions to ensure you’re working with a qualified professional who aligns with your specific needs and goals. If a non-RD claims to offer meal plans, it should raise a red flag and prompt further investigation.

At Vital Roots, we stand out from other nutrition counselling providers in several key ways.

  1. Holistic Approach: We take a holistic approach to nutrition, recognizing that optimal health goes beyond just what you eat. We consider various factors such as lifestyle, mental well-being, and personal goals to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your unique needs.

  2. Evidence-Based Practice: Our recommendations are rooted in the latest scientific research and evidence-based practices. We stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving field of nutrition and incorporate the most current knowledge into our counselling sessions.

  3. Registered Dietitian Expertise: Our team consists of registered dietitians who have undergone extensive education, clinical training, and rigorous exams. This professional qualification ensures that you receive accurate, reliable, and personalized guidance from experts in the field.

  4. Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize your individual needs, preferences, and goals throughout the counselling process. We believe in empowering you to make informed decisions about your health, and we work collaboratively with you to develop a plan that fits your lifestyle and supports sustainable changes.

  5. Supportive and Non-Judgmental Environment: We create a safe and supportive space where you can openly discuss your concerns, challenges, and goals without fear of judgment. We believe in fostering a positive and nurturing environment that promotes self-acceptance and long-term well-being.

By choosing Vital Roots, you can expect exceptional care, personalized guidance, and a commitment to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals in a sustainable and empowering way.

Get in Touch

Ready to get started on your nutrition journey? Simply click on the “Book Now” button to schedule an appointment via Jane, or fill out the contact form to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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