She:koli and welcome to the Oneida Nation of the Thames Nutrition Services provided by the Community Registered Dietitian. I’m Teri Morrow and my role as the Oneida Health Centre Dietitian centres on my responsibilities to feed the Nation throughout the Lifecycle from Birth to Elders.
Nutrition Services include:
- Pre and post pregnancy nutritional support services are available to all new and expecting mothers;
- Breastfeeding support, introduction of solid foods and baby food making;
- Toddler nutrition and food allergies;
- Family and individual meal planning education;
- Childhood nutrition intake for optimal growth and immunity support;
- Student Nutrition Education Program for all Oneida Nation students and families;
- Sports nutrition for individuals and teams;
- Nutritional needs for Elders;
- Dietary assessment across the lifecycle to support medical nutrition therapy to manage chronic and acute disease conditions. (ISB, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anemia, illness and immunity).
In the Nation:
- Medical nutrition therapy to support home and community care program and outside health professional referrals;
- Nutrition education session and in-services for organizations servicing Nation members;
- Collaborative care with off Nation health professionals (Dialysis, Diabetes, Oncology, etc);
- Support diabetes prevention through screening and traditional lifestyles;
- Empower community organizations to provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks to Nation members;
- Develop, implement and evaluate nutritional and wellness workshops and presentations to members and organizations in the Nation;
- Support the education of food service providers on the Nation looking to provide Indigenous foods and balanced meals to Nation members;
- Implore food sovereignty and traditional foods value for balanced nutrition and wellness;
- Works to improve nutritional well-being and enhance self-management of health, as well as reducing risk of chronic disease.
Oneida Nation members may access the Nutrition Services Program through several means. Group’s may contact the dietitian directly to request workshops, individuals may be referred to the program by other members of the Oneida Health Care team or through referrals from their doctor via phone, fax or written referral. Community members may “self-refer” to the program through direct contact with the dietitian via phone or in person requests.
Oneida Nutrition Services
Oneida Health Center
2213 Elm Ave
Tel: (519) 652-0500
Fax: (519) 652-0504