Nutrition

What is healthy eating?

Aside from what you eat, healthy eating includes how much you eat, when you eat, and even how and why you eat. Good nutrition and healthy eating habits can maximize your energy levels to help you feel good throughout the day. Eating properly can help manage certain medical conditions and can help decrease the risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Do you know about our nutrition services? At the PCN, our registered dietitians provide nutrition education through group classes and individual appointments.

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This service is offered at:

  • Services at the Edmonton Community Health Hub North require a referral from your family doctor, who is a member of the PCN.
  • You can also self refer if you have a T5W, T5A or T5W postal code.  

Our nutrition services can help you:

  • Learn how to eat properly for your body
  • Meet daily nutrient needs from food
  • Use food to help manage your medical conditions
  • Eat according to your body’s hunger and fullness levels
  • Eat to maximize energy levels and manage food cravings

Working individually with a dietitian involves an initial 60 minute nutrition appointment to review your current eating habits. Your dietitian will work with you to determine your personal long term goals such as improving meal timing, managing blood sugar levels, or managing a medical condition. Our dietitians use a non-dieting approach to help you make sustainable and realistic changes.

Our dietitians have three different roles:

There are many mixed messages around nutrition and food. It may be common to hear opposing information from the media, your friends and family, and even different health care providers. Our dietitians can help answer your food and nutrition questions and provide recommendations that are supported by research and evidence.

Making changes to your eating habits can be challenging. Our dietitians can help you figure out your short and long term goals; how do you want to see your eating habits change over time? Our dietitians can individualize the information to meet your needs; you’ll learn specific step-by-step ideas that you can try.

Knowing what and how much to eat does not make healthy eating easy. Our dietitians try to understand your challenges and barriers to making changes. We ask many questions so that we can figure out the best solutions and ideas to offer you.

Working with a dietitian may help you learn new skills to improve eating habits, including how to:

  • Plan balanced meals to meet nutrient and energy needs
  • Read nutrition food label information at the grocery store to help you make healthier choices
  • Renovate your environment to increase nutritious options available
  • Slow down the pace of eating and increase awareness of your body’s hunger and fullness cues
  • Set specific and achievable weekly or monthly nutrition goals

Changing eating habits can be challenging! Our dietitians work with you to take the confusion out of food so that you can have more energy for your daily activities. 

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Classes at the PCN

At the Edmonton North PCN, we offer a number of classes to help you meet your health goals.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton North PCN

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-473-7131.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton Southside

This class is open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

 

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-395-2626.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.
  3. You can also download the class materials from the class description, there is a link there.

Edmonton Southside workshops: www.edmontonsouthsidepcn.ca/workshops

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-395-2626 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Leduc Beaumont Devon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-986-6624.
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Leduc Beaumont workshops:
lbdpcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-986-6624 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Westview

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-960-9533 Ext. 3
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Westview workshops:
www.westviewpcn.ca/classes

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-960-9533 Ext. 3 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Sherwood Park Strathcona County

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-410-8000
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

Sherwood Park Strathcona County workshops:
www.sherwoodparkpcn.com/events-calendar

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-410-8000 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton O-day'min

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-453-3753 Ext. 142
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-453-3757 Ext. 142 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

St. Albert Sturgeon

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-419-2214
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

St. Albert Sturgeon workshops:
www.saspcn.com/events

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-419-2214 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

How to Register for Classes?

Edmonton West

Classes are open for anyone to register for. No need for a referral from your family doctor.

Steps to register for a class:

  1. Find the class you would like to attend and call 780-443-7477
  2. A few days before the class start date, you will receive an email with a link to the virtual group, along with an electronic copy of the class materials.

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-443-7477 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.

This class requires a referral!

This class requires a referral from a primary care provider who is a member of the Edmonton North Primary Care Network. 

Steps to get a referral:

  1. Book an appointment with your primary care provider
  2. Ask for a referral to this class
  3. Our staff will contact you once we receive your referral to book you into this class

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to give us a call at 780-473-7131 two business days prior so we can try to book someone else in your spot.