Improving Access to High Quality Nutritional Care
About Island Nutrition
Island Nutrition employs only qualified, experienced, Registered Dietitians (RDs). We follow a community-based model of care, bringing Medical Nutrition Therapy to clients to provide better access to care, better outcomes, reduce prescription drug use and reduce hospital admissions. By providing ease of access, in-office and in-home counselling and ongoing support we aim to improve adherence, enhance outcomes and prevent and manage chronic disease to reduce long-term healthcare costs. Island Nutrition Dietitians counsel clients on behavioural and lifestyle changes required to impact long-term eating habits.
Since January 2019 our face to face client services are covered in full (no copays) by all local insurers.
Our aims are to:
Reduce malnutrition and reduce hospital admissions including providing nutrition support such as home enteral/parenteral nutrition for clients with learning disabilities, oncology, wound healing, housebound (including care homes) and the elderly.
Create Wellness and prevent/manage chronic diseases by providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for clients with conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease/heart failure, chronic kidney disease, bowel disorders and allergies.
Be family centred including promoting healthy lifestyle choices to reduce and manage paediatric obesity and creating an individualised but whole family orientated approach to improve adherence and improve outcomes.
Provide ongoing support: Long term support for clients with or at risk of chronic diseases such as kidney disease, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
Island Nutrition strives to keep waiting times to a minimum and clients can be seen at a time which is most convenient for them.
Our main clinic base is 4th Floor, Dallas building, 7 Victoria Street (across from City Hall car park). Close and convenient parking at either City Hall or Bulls Head car parks. Alternatively clients can be seen in a location that is suitable and convenient for them e.g. home visits, Nursing and Care homes, LD schools and workplaces.
We can also be found at the Bermuda Home Dialysis Services
where we provide specialist Medical Nutrition advice to clients who
are starting or are established on home peritoneal dialysis.
4th Floor, Dallas Building
7 Victoria Street
(Near City Hall car park)
City of Hamilton
What is a Dietitian?
A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a licensed, qualified healthcare professional, having undertaken extensive education and clinical training. RDs must meet national registration requirements and maintain high levels of expertise through continuing education.
Dietitians are experts in Medical Nutrition. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance. Registered Dietitians help people manage their medical conditions, symptoms and weight by educating them to be able to make appropriate food and lifestyle choices.
We are the only registered health professionals able to be directly reimbursed by insurance as a provider of Medical Nutrition Therapy including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dietary and nutritional problems.
A Nutritionist is not a Dietitian or healthcare professional. They are not qualified to provide Medical Nutrition advice. Whilst some nutritionists hold a nutrition degree this is not a mandatory requirement.