Dayna Weiten, BHEc (Foods and Nutrition), RD

• Registered Dietitian, College of Dietitians of Manitoba
• Member, Dietitians of Canada
• Member, Professional Advisory Council, Canadian Celiac  Association
• Nutrition Advisor, Manitoba Chapter, Canadian Celiac  Association

• Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education, U of M

Dayna Weiten is a Registered Dietitian with extensive experience in both adult and pediatric nutrition. Dayna developed a wealth of expertise in a variety of areas of medical nutrition therapy during her many years as a clinical dietitian at Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg.  She initially worked as the Adult Ambulatory Care Dietitian, working with the Hypertension, Internal Medicine, Liver, Lipid, Multiple Sclerosis, Progressive Neuromuscular and Lung Transplant Clinics.  She regularly taught classes for patients who had recently been in hospital for a heart attack or heart surgery. Dayna then worked as the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Dietitian at Children’s Hospital, working with the Neurology, Metabolic, Renal, Allergy and Gastroenterology Clinics.  During this time Dayna developed expertise related to food allergies and gluten-free eating.  She has participated in diet and nutrition analysis for research related to celiac disease with Dr. Donald Duerksen at St. Boniface Hospital. 

Dayna has been in private practice for over 10 years and strives to individualize nutrition care plans for each client.  Her goal is to assist each client to optimize their health and well-being.  This may involve using nutrition to improve symptoms related to conditions such as IBD or chronic pain, to optimize control of medical conditions such as lipid disorders, diabetes or celiac disease, for weight management, or to promote an overall healthy lifestyle focused on disease prevention.  Dayna offers in person appointments, home visits or virtual appointments.  Contact her to book your appointment at

What Does a Dietitian Do?
  • Helps people make healthy food choices and separate fact from fiction to distinguish healthy eating plans from those that don’t provide optimal nourishment.
  • Provides information and advice that is tailored to the needs and values of their clients and communities.
  • Translates complex scientific evidence into practical solutions to promote health and help clients manage special health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, food allergies and obesity. (Dietitians of Canada)
Nutritional Counselling Services
Through individualized one-on-one counselling, the dietitian learns about your current lifestyle, diet, and your personal nutrition goals. Based on this information, the dietitian will work with you to design a plan of action that is customized to best meet your needs.

You will be given tools to help you work toward your nutrition goals. As change is a process, it is often important to schedule follow-up sessions to build on your knowledge, help you work through the barriers and challenges that you may encounter along the way, and to provide continued encouragement to meet your health goals.
  • Initial assessments are approximately 1 hour
  • Follow-up appointments are approximately ½ hours
Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Weight Management (*see below for more info)
  • Diabetes, Prediabetes
  • Menopause (*see below for more info)
  • Osteoporosis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease (High Cholesterol/High Triglycerides)
  • Fatty Liver
  • IBD, IBS, Low FODMAP diet
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances
  • Celiac Disease /Gluten-free Eating
  • Low Iron
  • Metabolic Syndrome
Lifestyle Nutrition
  • Nutrition for all ages
  • Coping with picky eaters, meeting nutritional needs for growth, and expanding food repertoire
  • Vegetarian diets
  • Disordered eating
  • Healthy eating for everyday life
  • … and more
Weight Management

Weight Loss or Weight Gain

Everyone’s life is different. Fad diets or restrictive meal plans are rarely successful in achieving long-term success.  Customizing the changes you need to make, based on your personal situation, can help you make gradual lifestyle changes that are sustainable.  Working with you, the dietitian will customize a meal pattern that fits your personal situation and she will guide you through the changes needed along the way.

Patient Testimonial

Dayna has helped me lose 22 lbs and maintain this with healthy eating. At first you might not think the nutritional counselling is working, but with her support and kind words I started changing my eating habits. Thank you, JB 

Women’s Health – Menopause

The struggles that women have as they try to balance their own health concerns with the demands of their family and work lives only intensifies as women go through menopause.  The dietitian can educate women on how to use lifestyle changes to help manage some of the symptoms of menopause, simplify the streses of daily life, and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

Disease Prevention / Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Research shows that chronic inflammation has been linked with many medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer. Research is also showing that many foods contain nutrients or components that can reduce inflammation.

Healthy eating patterns have shown the benefits using food to fight inflammation.

Menu Planning

Busy lives can make eating well a challenge. Whether you are cooking for one or many, planning ahead can take the stress out of mealtime, help you eat healthy, and save time and money. Menu planning can be the key to putting your nutrition plans into action and achieving your nutrition goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist - What's the Difference?

The title 'Registered Dietitian' is protected by law and can only be used by those who have met the education requirements and are registered with the College of Dietitians of Manitoba.

The term nutritionist is NOT protected by law in most part of the country. This means anyone can provide nutrition advice and call themselves a nutritionist. They may not have reputable training in nutrition. Titles like 'Registered Holistic Nutritionist', 'Certified Nutritional Practitioner’, RONP, RNCP, ROHP, RHN, or CNP do not indicate that the person is a provincially-regulated professional. (Dietitians of Canada)

Are Dietitian Services Covered by Insurance?

  • Many extended health care insurance plans cover dietitian services.
  • A health care provider’s referral is not needed to see a dietitian. However, some insurance plans require a physician’s prescription before payment for the insured service will be made.
  • Please check with your insurer to find out your coverage details.

Is Direct Billing to Insurance Available?

  • Direct billing is available for some insurance companies.
  • If your plan requires a physician’s prescription, it must be presented at your first appointment in order for the dietitian to process your claim.
  • If the prescription is not available at the time of your appointment, you will be required to pay for the cost of your appointment and will be provided with a receipt so you can process your claim directly with your insurer.

What Payment Options are Available?

  • Cash
  • Personal Cheque
  • Etransfer