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Nutritional Counselling

Registered Dietitians are licensed professionals, uniquely trained to advise on diet, food and nutrition in many diverse workplaces. Dietitians are the recognized food and nutrition professionals in Canada.


Our Registered Dietitians are here to provide education and support in the office or while you are a patient in hospital.

You can see a Registered Dietitian (RD) for the following conditions:

  • Weight Management - intentional or weight changes for unknown reasons.

  • Disease Management including:

    • Gastrointestinal problems such as Celiac, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux and Diverticulitis or Fatty Liver

  • Dyslipidemia and /or Hypertension:

  • Diagnosed Food Sensitivities or Allergies;
  • Pediatric Nutrition concerns such as growth and selective / picky eating

  • ​Cancer

  • Hypoglycemia and other conditions suitable for treatment through diet​

  • Heart Health
  • Lung Health
  • Disordered Eating

  • Eating Disorder Support

  • Nutritional counselling as it relates to Diabetes (for more info see click here for Dryden Diabetes).

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022

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Everyone Has a Role to Play 

Tips for Care Givers Trying to do "no harm".

Tip #1 ~ Start the conversation and explain why you are concerned. 


Eating Disorder Myths Busted:

Eating Disorders Myths...Busted

Nine Truths about Eating Disorders:

Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder:

Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eating Disorder(video)

Tip #2 ~ Avoid power struggles over food.


Canada’s Food Guide Healthy Eating for Teens: 

Eating Disorders Meal Support for Families:


Tip #3~ Avoid commenting on appearance or weight.


Non-appearance based complements:


Tip # 4 ~ Be mindful of triggers.


Positive Dinner Conversations:

Tip # 5 ~ Set a positive example.


Quick meal ideas to promote regular balanced meals:

Clever Responses to Damaging Remarks: 

Coping With Stress and Anxiety:

Deha Reimer

Registered Dietitian, C.D.E.

Deha is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Human Ecology and Foods and Nutrition degree in 1994. Deha completed her General Dietetic Internship in 1995. 

Deha has been employed with DRHC since 1995 and with the Dryden Diabetes Centre since 2003. She is also a member of the Dietitians of Canada. 



Kerry Gagne

Registered Dietitian

Kerry graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Human Ecology in Foods and Nutrition in  1991.  She completed her Clinical Dietetics at the University of Alberta in 1992 and is a member of the Dietitians of Canada. 

Previous work experience as Consulting Dietitian based out of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre and servicing area communities, Certified Diabetes Educator, Clinical Dietitian at the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Hospital before accepting a position with the DRHC/DAFHT in 2005. 

Crystal Nagle

Registered Dietitian

Crystal is a Registered Dietitian. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science, Degree with Distinction in 2016.  Crystal is a member of Dietitians of Canada. 

Crystal accepted a position with the DRHC/Dryden Area Family Health Team in 2018, and is fluent in American sign language and English.