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BC FORUM News - Call for Action from the Dietitians of Canada, May, 2019

 

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Call for Action from the Dietitians of Canada

 

Seek to have dietitian services included in your health benefit plan!

 

WHY?

 

- every $1 invested in dietitian services saves $4 in drug costs

- they reduce health related lost productivity by up tp 64%

- they decrease disability days by up to 87%

 

Nutrition counselling by Dietitians can help you to:

A) reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 70%

B) manage food allergies and intolerances

C) improve blood pressure, and blood glucose and cholesterol levels

D) achieve and maintain a healthier weight

 

HOW?

 

- Contact your health benefit plan provider see if their plan coverage includes a registered dietitian.

- If it does, do you need a doctor’s referral; how much coverage do you have in a calendar year; and is the amount for each family member?

- Do you have a health spending account and if so, can it be used for dietitian services?

 

The above information is courtesy of the Dietitians of Canada. Please visit their website at www.dietitians.ca/employeehealth for more information.

 

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