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Introducing: Elaine Horne Duarte, RD


Provincial Project Manager Nutrition Health Education in Nova Scotia for Dairy Farmers of Canada      



T: (800) 465.2697 ext.4

C: (902) 222.3389



Elaine is a registered dietitian workiing to promote and supoort health education in Nova Scotia.  She has been practicing dietetics for eight years throughout the province in clinical, administrative and community roles.  


Elaine works with the team of dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada to develop educational resources and initatives that support the health and wellbeing of Canadians.  One of the programs developed and offered by the Maritime team of dietitians called Multizone recently received national recognition as a winner in the Play Exchange ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Challenge.  Elaine enjoys facilitating this program along with educator focused nutrition education programs and initatives across the province.  


Elaine has enjoyed working with the Farm to School Committee (Health Promoting Schools committee) in the Annapolis Valley for the last seven years, is an active volunteer for Dietitians Network of Nova Scotia and assists with the Women's Varsity Basketball team at Mount Saint Vincent University where she has also supported the Dietetic Internship Program as a preceptor.  


A few questions asked of Elaine:


What one food is always in your fridge/pantry/freezer?


If you went through our kitchen on a regular basis there are a number of things that you would almost always find in our house.  A few are – frozen blueberries, oats, yogurt, eggs, apples, tomatoes, onions, some kind of dried bean or lentils and rice. 


Finish the sentence: “I feel healthy when…”


All aspects of my life feel balanced. 


What is the best adventure you’ve been on?


Traveling in Colombia. It is such a beautiful place and was an amazing learning experience.


What adventure do you dream of doing?


I recently watched A Mile…A Mile and a Half which documents a group of friends that hike the John Muir Trail in California.  They film and capture still photographs and sounds of the hike and afterward put together a documentary.  I watched it because I loved that area of California and a few years ago we enjoyed hiking a number of trails in Yosemite National Park including a very, very short section of the John Muir Trail.  It was beautiful and challenging.  Watching the film made me want to go back and hike.  Maybe someday we’ll be able to hike all, or some of the trail (the full trail is 219 miles). 



Elaine shared a couple photos of Yosemite National Park.

L:  View from 2100 metres near Yosemite Point.

R:  View from above of Nevada Falls (part of the John Muir Trail).

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