Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador (DNL) is a provincial advocacy group comprised of volunteer members who are dietitians, dietetic students, dietetic interns, and retired dietitians. Our purpose is to impact the nutritional health and well-being of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians through advocacy on food and nutrition issues using a population health approach.
To provide a forum for Registered Dietitians (RDs), dietetic students, dietetic interns, and retired dietitians from all parts of the province to identify, prioritize and action issues for provincial advocacy, including nationally coordinated strategies wherever possible.
To collaborate and coordinate advocacy efforts with other professional organizations and grassroots community groups to move food and nutrition issues to the forefront.
To advocate/lobby/campaign to decision-makers/stakeholders, including within the healthcare system, with regards to food and nutrition-related issues, programs, and policies.
To collaborate with the Dietitians of Canada (DC) National Lead, Policy, and Government Relations regarding DNL actions and work that align with DC priorities and what is happening within DC networks.
To provide an opportunity for members from across the province to network and share with each other.
Ensure all activities highlight the role and expertise of dietitians using dietetic competencies of professional practice, communication and collaboration, and population and public health.
To contribute to and support annual Nutrition Month and Dietitians Day campaign efforts to promote the role and profile of dietitians in NL.
Interested in joining DNL?