Melanie Riley PDt Dietitian

What to Expect of a Dietary Initial Assessment

What is the Role of Nutrition? / What is a Dietitian? / What Can I Expect When Seeing a Dietitian? / Initial Assessment / Follow Up Visits: / Meal Plans: / Grocery Store Tours: / Presentations & Workshops: / What If I Need Multiple Dietary Services? / Basic Package: / Transition Package: / Comprehensive Package / Set up a free 15 minute consultation

What is the Role of Nutrition?

Nutrients fuel the body from basic functions to everyday tasks to athletic performance. Food provides energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats, which pair with vitamins and minerals to fuel our bodies and keep everything working properly. Because of this fine balance, a proper varied diet is incredibly important to helping optimize your health and wellness!

What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians are your trusted experts in diet, food and nutrition. As regulated professionals, they provide safe, reliable and evidence-based care.

If you have questions or concerns about your diet, nutrition and health - Melanie is here to help! Areas that she can assist with include, but are not limited to:

  • General healthy eating
  • Meal planning & prep
  • Weight loss & gain
  • Food allergies & intolerances
  • Digestive issues & conditions
  • Diabetes & hypoglycemia
  • High blood pressure
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Vegetarian & vegan diets
  • Eating for sport & activity
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Family nutrition


What Can I Expect When Seeing a Dietitian?

Nutrition is a discipline that sees best results with open communication and continuing follow-ups. Melanie offers a variety of services which can be tailored to best fit your wants and needs:

Initial Assessment: During the first visit, Melanie will sit down with you and collect a thorough history to learn about your current eating habits and lifestyle - the more she understands and knows about you, the better she can help! She will then offer feedback on your current diet, help you to set realistic goals, and provide recommendations to get you started. After this, an individualized nutrition plan will also be formed just for you.

  • 60 Minute = $80

Follow Up Visits: Follow-up visits are intended to monitor your progress and provide continued motivation and support. The first will focus on discussing your individualized nutrition plan, while further visits will involve continuous monitoring, adjustments to your plan, education, resources, detailed meal planning (optional), and addressing any other concerns.

  • 30 Minutes = $50
  • 15 Minutes = $25


Meal Plans: Personalized for you or your family, these will outline what, when and how much to eat with recipes, nutrient breakdowns and tips for implementation. Please note that meals plans can only be provided after completing an initial assessment.

  • One Day Custom Plan = $35
  • Seven Day Custom Plan = $100
  • One Month Custom Plan = $200

Grocery Store Tours: Let Melanie walk you through your grocery store and teach you how to make more nutritious buying decisions. This can be tailored based on what is most relevant and interesting to you, but will always include education on label reading, tips for saving money, and answers to any questions you may have!

  • One Hour = $75


Presentations & Workshops: Melanie can also come speak to your team, club, group or workplace about nutrition and health. You can choose from a list of general presentation topics, or have a customized session developed based on the interests & needs of everyone. Please contact us if you’d like to further discuss these options!

  • Varying Durations = Varying Prices

What If I Need Multiple Dietary Services?

For full benefits and optimal results, it is best to see Melanie more than once. This is why we offer package options to help you save money on multiple Dietary services!

Basic Package: Recommended to get you started, this includes 1 Initial Assessment and 1 hour of Follow-Up Visits (2 x 30 Minutes OR 1 x 30 Minutes plus 2 x 15 Minutes) and you can add a 1 Day Meal Plan for just $25!

  • Price = $155 (Valued at $180)
  • Price with 1 Day Meal Plan = $180 (Valued at $215)

Transition Package: Recommended for those seeking a little extra assistance and time when making nutrition and lifestyle change, this includes 1 Initial Assessment, 1 Follow-Up Visit of 30 minutes, 3 Follow Up Visits of 15 minutes, and 7 Day Meal Plan.

  • Price = $255 (Valued at $305)

Comprehensive Package: Recommended for those looking for the most assistance and support, this includes 1 Initial Assessment, 1 Follow-Up Visit of 30 minutes, 6 Follow Up Visits of 15 minutes, a 30 Day Meal Plan, and 1 Grocery Store Tour.

  • Price = $480 (Valued at $555)

What is Nutrigenomix?



Our Registered Dietitian, Melanie Riley, offers an exciting new service called Nutrigenomix® This is a simple genetic test using your saliva that allows for personalized nutrition recommendations based on your own DNA. These test results will reveal how your body responds to sodium, omega-3 fats, whole grains, saturated fats, caffeine, folate and vitamin C, while providing you with practical information on weight management, nutrient metabolism, heart health, food intolerances, eating habits and physical activity as they relate to your own body.

With Nutrigenomix®, you receive a dietary plan that is specifically tailored to your own genetic makeup!

Nutrigenomix® Package - $498 (taxes included)

  • Test kit, shipping of sample and laboratory analysis
  • Individual nutrition report
  • 1 hour review consultation

To learn more visit and contact Melanie to speak with her about this today!


Download Nutrigenomix® Brochure (PDF 439KB)
Download Nutrigenomix® Brochure (PDF 439KB)
Nutrigenomix Website
Nutrigenomix Website
Download Nutrigenomix® Athletic Performance Brochure (PDF 402KB)
Download Nutrigenomix® Athletic Performance Brochure (PDF 402KB)

Many Plans Cover Dietitian services

Many private health care plans include coverage for Registered Dietitian services. Inquire with your provider to find out if you’re covered! 

 Direct Billing To These Insurance Companies: (inquire about yours)

*Blue Cross / *Great-West Life / *Green Shield Canada  / * Chamber of Commerce

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