Seeking Dietitians to Participate in Social Media Focus Group

Posted: May 24, 2022

Publié le 24 May 2022

Seeking Dietitians to Participate in a Focus Group to Inform a Professional Practice Standard and Practice Guidelines for Social Media.

The College of Dietitians of Ontario is seeking approximately 20 dietitians with experience in social media and dietetic practice to participate in a focus group to develop a Standard and Practice Guidelines for Social Media for Registered Dietitians in Ontario. This is a current state analysis to better understand current practice in social media and dietetics.

Focus Group Composition

The focus group will ideally be comprised of:
  • Dietitians with experience in various practice settings using social media in dietetic practice.
  • Dietitians who have used various social media platforms (i.e., Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).
  • Dietitians who consume social media and those who use it in their practice.
  • Dietitians in diverse geographic settings across Ontario, with diverse experience (new to the practice and experienced practitioners), knowledge and use of social media (novice to expert).
Other requirements:
  • General or temporary members in good standing with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • No perceived conflict of interest with external groups (e.g., the dietetic professional association)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality  
Session 1: Wednesday, July 13th, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Session 2: Thursday, July 14th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
An honorarium of $200 will be provided for your participation in the virtual focus group.
Time Commitment
The focus group participant role includes:
  • Attending an initial orientation session via video conference on July 6, 2022 (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.) OR July 7, 2022 (6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)
  • Attending the virtual focus group meeting (Session 1: Wednesday, July 13 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. OR Session 2: Thursday, July 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.) with the possibility of a follow-up meeting (TBD).
  • Pre-reading of meeting materials (currently estimated at 30 minutes of work).
  • Post-focus group report and survey validation (currently estimated at 1 hour of work).  
As a focus group participant, you must be available for the time commitment noted above and be able to provide feedback via email over an approximately 3-month period. The estimated total time is approximately 5 hours of work, although time commitment may vary.


Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes to by Friday, June 3, 2022, at 5 p.m. Kindly highlight your experience as relevant to the focus group composition in your email submission and rank your choice (date) for both the focus Group and orientation session. We will try to accommodate your preferences as best as possible.

We thank all interested applicants. However, approximately 10 participants will be selected for each session from the group of applicants, with the intent to have representation from dietitians with varying years of experience and areas of practice. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected to participate by email on Monday, June 20th.

Company Profile

The College of Dietitians of Ontario (the “College) is the governing body established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of dietitians in Ontario and exists to serve and protect the public interest. The College protects the rights of the public to safe, competent, and ethical care by ensuring that dietitians maintain professional standards of practice and are held accountable.
The College is committed to the principles of equity, and we encourage applications from all persons, including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (2015) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you are selected to participate, please inform us if you require accommodation. Accommodation requests will be addressed in confidence. We ask that resumés include contact information but do not include personal data including, but not limited to, age, health, marital and family status.