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Dietitian Directory

Discover the many ways dietitians share their nutrition expertise! Explore the profiles of our talented Nova Scotia dietitians. 

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Dietitians in Clinical Care

Dietitians in clinical settings are responsible for identifying and treating nutrition concerns. They can work in any healthcare setting, including hospitals and primary health clinics, often in an interdiscliplinary team. 


Deirdre Burns, RD

Dietitian - General Medicine at Valley Regional Hospital

Deidre Burns completed Biology and Nutrition degrees at Acadia University in 1999 and completed her internship at the QEII in 2001.  After that she worked for several years in community and long term care prior to finding her “forever” job on the Stroke Team at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS, where she has been since 2008.  


Deidre is currently Co-chair of Dietitians of Canada’s Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment Network, where she works to support the development of Dysphagia competence in Canadian dietitians.  She was author of DC’s “Swallow Screen and Assessment” online course, and a primary reviewer for the “Professional Practice in Dysphagia Management” and “Nutrition Care Process for Dysphagia” on-line courses.  She was also a primary reviewer for the Role paper “Defining the Role of the Dietitian in Dysphagia Assessment and Management” (March 2015) and competencies document “Competencies for Dysphagia Assessment and Management in Dietetic Practice” (Jan 2019).   


Deidre is also a PEN supporter, currently re-writing PEN’s Evidence Background document for Dysphagia. Dysphagia is truly Deidre’s passion and she is always happy to share her knowledge and expertise. 

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Erin Carmody, RD

Dietitian - Endocrinology/Diabetes, IWK

Erin attended UPEI where she completed a BSc in Biology. During this degree, she enrolled in nutrition courses that sparked her interest in the field. This led her to complete a BSc in Nutrition from the U of A, followed by a MSc in Applied Human Nutrition from MSVU. Erin’s thesis work involved understanding the feeding practices of infants born to mothers with diabetes in pregnancy and the impact of policy on such practices.


She also completed her dietetic internship through MSVU with placements at the NSHA, Sobeys and the IWK. Erin has experience working in a variety of research settings. She currently works as a research assistant in pediatric GI research with the MIRApeds research team, where she talks with patients and families about opportunities to participate in research.


Erin also works as a clinical dietitian in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology. Erin’s passion is to support patients living with chronic disease, and their families, to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

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Sarah Cormier, RD

Dietitian - Chronic Disease Management, Colchester East Hants Health Center

Sarah has been practicing as a Dietitian in Truro since 2007. She completed my Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at St. FX University and proceeded to complete an Integrated Dietetic Internship. Her current role mainly includes nutrition counseling for individuals living with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity across the lifespan; however, she also see clients for various other conditions requiring nutrition intervention.


What Sarah enjoys most about her career is helping others make healthy eating less complicated! Sarah loves not only helping people learn to enjoy foods that can improve their health, but also, how all foods can fit into a healthful way of eating.

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Jacqueline Cote, RD

Clinical Dietitian - Halifax

Jacqueline graduated in 2017 from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition with Honors and Integrated Dietetic Internship. Jacqueline has been working in LTC and Enriched Care since graduating and is passionate for maintaining quality of life while continuing to support nutritional needs.


Some areas of focus Jacqueline can work with you on include diabetes management, chronic disease management, weight management, senior’s health, GI health and food allergies.

Instagram: jacquelinecoterd



Sarah Dacey, RD

Dietitian - Annapolis Community Health Centre and Diabetes Clinic

Sarah has had the pleasure of working in various settings as a Registered Dietitian for the past 20 years. She acknowledges we all have different experiences with food and knowledge and her role is to help clients understand the role of better nutrition, help them reach their goals and encourage joyful eating. As a Diabetes educator, Sarah firmly believes that nutrition is the cornerstone of therapy to prevent this disease and also live well with Diabetes. Sarah also enjoys holding workshops in the community to gather groups together to learn, inspire and enjoy food!

In her spare time, Sarah coaches soccer, grows food and hikes as much as possible around the Annapolis Valley with friends and family.

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Lisa deMolitor, RD

Dietitian - Valley Regional Hospital Diabetes Centre

Lisa moved back to her Maritime roots in 2015 from British Columbia and currently works exclusively in Diabetes. Previously, she practiced in acute, outpatient, and residential nutrition.

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Erika Gardham, RD

Dietitian - Valley Regional Hospital Hip and Knee Clinic

Erika works as the Outpatient Dietitian at Western Kings Memorial Health Centre in Berwick where she helps counsel and support patients in chronic disease management, prevention, and over all health optimization with all ages. In this role she also works with the community, running health programs.


As well, she is the dietitian at the Valley Regional Hospital Hip and Knee Clinic where she counsels patients individually and facilitates the PreHab program which is a pre-surgical education and exercise program.

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Antonia Harvey, RD

Dietitian - Nova Scotia Health Authority

Antonia is a Clinical Dietitian at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. She works in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care areas, but her specific areas of interest include general surgery and gastrointestinal disorders, critical care nutrition, and nutrition support.

She is also completing her Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. As a graduate student, her work focuses on the development of effective nutrition education programs for individuals living with a chronic disease who require a therapeutic diet. 

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Lindsay Landry

Clinical Dietitian, Integrated Chronic Care Service (NSHA)

Lindsay has been working at the Integrated Chronic Care Service for over 10 years. In her role she provides patients with nutrition counseling to help them improve their diets in the context of complex chronic conditions. This may include diet strategies to limit symptoms, IBS management, food intolerance identification and management, optimizing intake with alternative foods and problem solving around meal planning and prep with barriers such as pain, fatigue, limited finances etc.


Lindsay loves her work and is extremely lucky to be part of a multidisciplinary team that works together to help patients improve their function and quality of life. She also has the opportunity to perform tasks outside of her Dietitian role such as co-facilitate a mindfulness meditation program, host a support group in the community, facilitate group care coordination visits and provide new patient education.

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Heather Lang, RD

Dietitian - Cumberland Health Authority

In May, 2005, Heather received a Bachelor of Science from Saint Mary's University with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Psychology. She then continued her studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (with integrated internship).


Since 2009, Heather has worked part-time as a Clinical Dietitian with the Cumberland Health Authority.  In 2010 she opened her private practice “Healthy Bites Nutrition” in Truro, where she provides individual and group nutrition education to community members.  Heather’s goal is to help people live healthy “one bite at a time”.

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Caylene Manning, RD

Dietitian - Signature Health

Caylene is Registered Dietitian based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Caylene received her BSc in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) from Mount Saint Vincent University, completing her internship placements at the Windsor Elms Village for Continuing Care, Dietitians of Canada, and Halifax Public Libraries.

Caylene's passion for food and nutrition stemmed from her upbringing on a farm in the Annapolis Valley, where she grew up on a mixed operation vegetable and beef farm. She still enjoys helping out and getting her hands in the dirt.

In her current role, Caylene helps clients with the management of chronic health conditions and provides support and guidance toward achieving a healthy lifestyle that is realistic for the client. Caylene's specialities include digestive health, heart health, and diabetes. Caylene is also a Casual Clinical Dietitian with Nova Scotia Health.



Carissa Mattson, RD, IBCLC

Outpatient Dietitian - South Shore Regional Hospital

Carissa has worked in the outpatient nutrition clinic at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater since 2010. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with the breastfeeding network since 2016.


Carissa sees clients of all ages, and her interests lie in pediatric nutrition as well as disease specific adult nutrition!

902-543-4604 ext 2364

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Christina Palao, RD, IBCLC

Dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - Nova Scotia Health Lunenburg

Christina has been working in the beautiful historic town of Lunenburg for almost 15 years. Working as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian, she has the opportunity to work across the entire life span; from infants to end of life.

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) she supports families with breastfeeding and infant feeding needs. In the nutrition clinic, education for heart disease, diabetes, gut issues and weight management are her interests. She also has the opportunity to work in the community as a member of the Senior's Community Health Team.

Her evenings are spent teaching fitness classes, specifically Zumba.

Self-referrals can be made to the nutrition clinic and are covered under MSI.
902-634-8807 ext 1713151

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Shirley Peters, RD

Dietitian - Glace Bay General Hospital and Taigh Na Mara Guest Home

Shirley works with inpatients and long-term care residents to reach their nutrition goals, maintain hydration, provide a variety of dietary counseling and complete swallowing assessments for those dysphagia patients and residents. She is also currently becoming trained in food safety to train others.

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Chelsey Robb, RD

Dietitian - Acute Care

Chelsey has been a Registered Dietitian for over 12 years, starting her career as a Clinical Dietitian in Long Term Care and then working as a Food Service Manager for over 5 years. Chelsey wrote the United States National Certification Exam in 2018 and became registered in the United States, where she has been on a professional adventure working in a variety of geographical areas and practice settings for 5 years, including Corrections and Acute Care.


Chelsey is moving home to Nova Scotia shortly and looking forward to providing dietetic services in Canada once again!
LinkedIn: chelseyrobb

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Maureen Tilley, RD

Dietitian, Cardiac Rehab and Dalhousie Family Medicine, Nova Scotia Health

Maureen has a degree in Dietetics from MSVU and works in an outpatient cardiac rehab clinic as well as  at the Dalhousie Family Medicine Clinic providing counselling on a wide variety of pediatric and adult nutrition concerns.


She has two published heart healthy cookbooks and writes articles regularly for Saltscapes and Good Taste magazines.

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Dietitian Educators

You can find dietitians at all levels of education, from elementary to post-secondary! 


Tracy Everitt, RD

Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University

Tracy Everitt is an assistant professor at St. Francis Xavier University. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and her internship at the Moncton Hospital in New Brunswick. She completed her masters in Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University with a focus on diabetes education in a First Nations community. She completed her PhD in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests are in the areas of school food and sustainable food systems in schools.

Tracy has worked as a dietitian in many contexts. She has worked in rural and remote First Nations communities in Saskatchewan and has spent many years in the area of diabetes education and chronic disease management in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She has worked in Public Health and as a Nutrition Practice Coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Shannon Grant, RD, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University

As a Clinician Scientist, and Registered Dietitian (PDt), my focus is the use of clinical trials to assess community-based questions. I am interested in assessment of nutrition education from both the perspective of the patient/ client and the health care professional. Using knowledge translation (KT) strategies, classical behaviour change theories and core education principals, my colleagues and I develop, implement and assess dietary interventions. I am particularly interested in working with health care professionals and patients to assess approaches to chronic disease prevention and treatment. 

In my work, training and mentorship activities, I try to highlight the capacity clinicians, specifically Dietitians, have to play a key role in KT. As a strong believer that education activities inform research and vice versa, I am passionate about educating my students about the research process and enjoy guiding them as they develop knowledge and skills to become engaged in the knowledge-to-action process.

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Ruth Harvie, RD, PhD

Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University

Ruth trained and worked for over ten as a dietitian in her native New Zealand before commencing her PhD. She predominantly worked as an inpatient dietitian covering surgical and respiratory wards.

She spent 2 ¼ years in London, Ontario when doing her PhD collecting data based at the Canadian center for the human microbiome and probiotics. She finished her PhD: dietary intake, irritable bowel syndrome and the microbiota in 2018. In November 2019 she joined the human nutrition department at St Francis Xavier University. She currently teaches and research in the areas of clinical dietetics and foodservice management.

Her research program focuses on developing our understanding of the relationship between dietary intake, gastrointestinal symptoms, and features of the gut microbiome; and dysphagia and malnutrition.

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Yue Li, RD

Nutrition Educator, Happy Kids Nutrition Academy | MScAHN Student at MSVU

Yue Li is a Registered Dietitian and MScAHN student at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). During her undergraduate study in dietetics at MSVU, she was inspired to explore the non-traditional approach in the field of food and nutrition, including examining the importance of social and cultural factors in population's well-being.


Yue is one of the founders of Inter-Cultural Food Bridging Society (ICFBS), which aims to enhance the learning and living experience of international students and inform cultural competency for all students at MSVU. Yue received the MSVU Community Service Award for her work on the ICFBS and a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for her graduate thesis research.

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Debbie Madore, RD

Dietitian, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board

Debbie graduated from Mount St Vincent University and has worked in many areas of health including acute care, community and long term care. She has always worked in consulting. At this time, Debbie has been working with the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CB-VRSB) as the Nutrition for Learning Dietitian since 1999. In this capacity Debbie manages all aspects of nutrition programming for all schools in the CB-VRSB. She coordinates the ordering of food and supplies along with volunteer management functions at the program level; and develops and manages key partnerships, budgets, and fundraising initiatives at the board level.


Debbie was an active participant on the provincial task force that developed the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools and continues her work today as part of the policy advisory group tasked with revision. She continues to work towards increasing capacity for policy by providing supports and resources for healthy food in the school setting. She is currently the treasurer for Nourish Nova Scotia and continues to play an integral role in advocating for school breakfast and child nutrition programs


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Dietitians in Long Term Care

Dietitians working in long term care facilities often will assume a dual role of food service management and clinical care of residents. 


Cassie Crowe

Dietitian, Shannex Parkland Antigonish

Cassie completed her BSc in Human Nutrition in 2017 and Dietetic Internship in 2019, both through St. Francis Xavier University. She has experience in community nutrition, sport nutrition, food service management, and clinical nutrition. 

Cassie currently works in Long-Term Care in Antigonish and loves working with the aging population.

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Lisa Gallant, RD

Long Term Care, South Shore

Lisa graduated from Acadia University in 1994, and then completed a dietetic internship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Her career started with Food Service Contract companies, first as a Food Service Director then as a Senior Manager. She then moved a role as a Dietitian in Long Term Care.


Lisa also provides contract services as an Administrative Dietitian with Public Health. Her background is very diverse – with experiences in clinical, administration, food service and public health. She has a strong interest in nutrition, health and fitness.

902-682-2553 ext 225



Michele Keeling, RD

Dietitian - Northside Guest Home

Michele is a graduate of StFX and completed her internship at the General Hospital in St.John’s.  She has had the pleasure of working in long term care for 26 years and has been a preceptor for dietetic interns for the past 17 years.  

Michele enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with residents with dementia, swallowing disorders and frailty and strives to provide a pleasurable dining experience for all!

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Jessica Patlan-Richard, RD

Dietitian - Bay Side Home
902-637-2098 ext. 5017

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Dietitians in Management

Have an interest in people leadership in addition to your passion for nutrition? Administrative dietetics, food service management, or becoming a team lead may be a great path for you.


Crystal Berkeley, RD

Director of Food Service/Clinical Nutrition - Riverview Enhanced Living Society

Crystal currently works with Riverview Enhanced Living Society as the Director of Food Service and Clinical Dietitian.

She also does contract work with Rosedale Home for Special Care as their clinical dietitian. She has a strong interest in nutrition and long term care. As well, Crystal works casually with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and enjoys continually learning.

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Lindsay Cormier, RD, MPH

Manager, Planning and Development, Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management Network, Nova Scotia Health

Lindsay graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University's Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics - Integrated Internship) program in 2010 and has since worked in clinical nutrition in Northern BC, chronic disease management in Pictou County, diabetes management and community nutrition in First Nation communities throughout Nova Scotia, and community health with the Community Health Teams in Halifax. 

Lindsay's passion for community health and the many factors that contribute to the health of our population lead her to pursue a Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) degree through the University of Alberta. She is now using her broader health system strategy and planning skills to support a strengthened primary health care system provincially with Nova Scotia Health. 


Outside of work, Lindsay loves to spend time in her ever-growing vegetable garden, hike with her dog, and play soccer.

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Wanda Firth, RD

Program Lead /Clinical Dietitian - Nova Scotia Health Authority

I am a clinical dietitian with vast experience in cardiovascular nutrition, and over the years have worked with clinic patients in Endocrinology and Cardiology, and served on many committees in the field of nutrition, risk factor management, and behaviour change. I am also the Program Lead and Research Manager for the Community Cardiovascular Hearts & Health in Motion programs for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.


I was an advisory member of Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia,was on the Secondary Review Panel for the 2012 CCS Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia and am a member of CACPR (Canadian Association of Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation) -Dietitians Working Group. My research work has focused on nutrition and behaviour change in the Hearts in Motion program and also on a workplace wellness study called ACCELERATION.


I have presented podium and poster presentations at national and international conferences on the research outcomes from Hearts in Motion, a 2014 Leading Practice recipient from Accreditation Canada

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Cathy Lockerbie-Forrester, RD

Manager of Support Services, Annapolis Royal Nursing Home

Cathy has been a dietitian for 27 years working in a variety of roles including clinical, private practice, education and management. She obtained her degree from St. FX and completed a graduate internship at the Brantford General Hospital. Cathy started working at the Annapolis Royal Nursing Home 20 years ago doing the clinical consulting 4 hrs/wk. The role evolved over the years and she now manages Support Services as well. She has worked and volunteered with NSDA for many years in a variety of roles, including Registrar and on the Continuing Competence Committee.


Cathy has chaired the NS Food & Environmental Service Workers Course Advisory Committee and is a Zone 1 rep on the NS Dietitians’ Continuing Care Action Group. Cathy lives in the beautiful Annapolis Valley with her husband, two boys, a dog and a cat. Whether its camping, hiking, swimming, soccer, science experiments in the kitchen or enjoying a movie together, spending time with her family is a favourite thing to do.

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Cindy Hartlen, RD

Team Lead, Cancer Care, Pharmacy, Nutrition & Food Services

I have practiced dietetics for over 14 years and I have worked in various roles and places.

I worked with Loblaw's as a Grocery Store Dietitian for 5 years. I worked with the IWK Health Center on the Rehab and Brain Injury Response Teams. I have experience with Ketogenic diets and pediatric clinical nutrition. I am an experienced Business Systems Analyst, skilled in project coordination, application support, in healthcare management. In 2009, I left clinical nutrition, and entered into Health Informatics.  I supported Nutrition and Food Services in NS hospitals, rolling out a Software Solution, Vision Software.  I’ve gained valuable work experience and completed courses to become a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA). 

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Amanda MacDonald, RD

Professional Practice Leader and Coordinator, Clinical Nutrition, IWK Health Center

Amanda graduated from the MSVU Integrated Internship Program in 1997 and starting working in Women's Health at the IWK before specializing in pediatric nutrition. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in nephrology and oncology at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario for five years before moving back to NS.


She currently is in the positions of Professional Practice Leader and Coordinator for Clinical Nutrition and Dietitian with the Department of Allergy at the IWK Health Centre.

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Andrea Penney, RD

Administrative Dietitian, Manager, IWK Health

Andrea is a registered dietitian and passionate foodie currently working at IWK Health. Andrea has been employed with the IWK for over 15 years and enjoys being in the kitchen and hosting family and friends in her spare time.


She recently completed her Masters of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University focusing on Indigenous food sovereignty and the local food movement in health care.

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Claire Turpin, RD

Dietitian and Program Manger, New Dawn Meals on Wheels

Claire is a registered dietitian who is currently developing nutrition programming to administer through the Better Bite Community Food Centre at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation in Sydney, Cape Breton. She also manages the New Dawn Meals on Wheels program and Community Kitchen at the centre. The nutrition program at New Dawn focuses on providing fresh, locally sourced vegetables, fruits, and meats.

Claire is originally from Newfoundland. She holds a degree in Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University. She has been working with New Dawn for the past several year and was hired directly after finishing her dietetic internship. 

She enjoys hula hooping, traveling, and exploring new new places and new foods. She loves what Cape Breton has to offer and has enjoyed making this her new home.

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Dietitians in Private Practice

Those with a passion for client care as well as an entrepreneurial spirit may find themselves opening or working in a private practice setting. Private practice dietitians often specialize to work with a particular clientele, and offer not only individual counselling but also group programs, online course, cooking classes and more! 

Looking to book now with a dietitian? Check out our dietitians accepting new clients here!


Melissa Allen, RD

Performance Dietitian, CSCA

Melissa's love for food and nutrition has led her desire to work towards better health for every individual, along with a special interest in sports and nutrition. Her approach focuses on establishing a complete understanding of a patient’s dietary history and needs, goal setting, meal planning and motivation. Together, Melissa and her clients work to create a path to eating for energy and optimal mental and physical health.

Melissa's passion is guided by her belief that the food we eat helps to make us stronger in all aspects of our lives.

As a lifelong athlete, Melissa has performed at an elite level in endurance sports including road cycling, trail running, adventure racing, and cyclocross. This wealth of personal experience helps Melissa to understand the balancing act that athletes face between training, nutrition and normal life.

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Alana Barry, RD, CDE

Dietitian - 902 Therapy Bridgewater

Alana is a Registered Dietitian working out of 902 Athletics & Therapy in Bridgewater.

Alana is a Certified Diabetes Educator and her passion is educating clients on blood sugar management, as well as lifestyle habits that aid in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

Alana also enjoys working with adults and teens for a variety of different topics, including but not limited to women's health (fertility, PCOS, endometriosis, peri-menopause, menopause), weight management, improving self-esteem and body trust, ADHD and its impact on eating behaviours, and sports nutrition.



Evelena Beaton, RD

Dietitian - PACE Wellness

Evelena completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition at St. F.X University and graduated from The Moncton Hospital Graduate Dietetic Internship program the following year. Since then she has been working as a dietitian in long term care and enriched care for the past 15 years. Evelena is also a certified children's yoga teacher, and being a mom of four this has allowed her to work in a special way alongside her children.

Evelena's private practice, PACE Wellness, focuses on helping you stay on the right track to achieving all of your health and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to eat healthier, become more active, practice more mindfulness and self care activities, her goal is to support you in doing so.



Brittany Brown, RD

Private Practice - Halifax

As a dietitian and lactation consultant, Brittany blends science with compassionate care to support individuals on their feeding journeys. Grounded in empathy, she provides support to new caregivers, as they navigate the beautiful and sometimes challenging path of infant nutrition.

Brittany's goal is to gift you the joy and confidence to feed your baby and the space to block out all of the background noise.

Following her graduation from St. Francis Xavier University in 2010, Brittany went on to complete her dietetic internship in rural and city centres across Nova Scotia and Ontario. She is a lifelong learner and lover of charcuterie. In her spare time she can be found building community connections and spending time with her young family.

Office: 5539 Young St., Halifax, NS


Jennalle Butcher, RD

Owner - Appetite Nutrition Halifax

Jennalle is the owner and operator of Appetite Nutrition, providing nutrition counselling with a pediatric specialty to families across Nova Scotia since 2017.

A graduate of MSVU's Applied Human Nutrition program, Jennalle has practiced as a Registered Dietitian since 2010. Jennalle has obtained special training from the Ellyn Satter Institute and her work applies the Satter Feeding Dynamic model (Division of Responsibility in Feeding) and the Satter Eating Competence model.

Accepting referrals and self-referrals for:
- child feeding concerns
- picky eating
- unwillingness to try new foods
- family meal dynamics
- concerns about your child's growth pattern
- managing your child medical condition

In-person consultations take place at Many Hats Shared Workspace, above the Bedford Basin Farmer's Market on the Bedford Highway in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Virtual consultations are available upon request.

Jennalle also supports Nova Scotia Health with part-time/casual work as a clinical and community dietitian.

t: 902-219-2769

f: 902-706-4781

Day and evening appointments are available

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Kaitlyn Comeau, RD

KC Gaining Wellness - South Shore

Kaitlyn is a Registered Dietitian serving the Clare municipality and surrounding areas. She received her BSc in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) from Mount Saint Vincent University.

After working as a public health dietitian in Ontario for 7 years, Kaitlyn finds herself back in her hometown doing what she loves. She runs a group membership program for weight loss accountability, focusing on nutrition, exercise and helping clients develop consistency in their lifestyle habits to reach their happy weight and long-term wellness.

Kaitlyn also works as a virtual dietitian in obesity management and as a virtual assistant helping other dietitians in their own businesses.

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Brittany Conrad, RD

Registered Dietitian - The Dartmouth Wellness Collective

Brittany is a Registered Dietitian with a background in a variety of nutrition and health-related areas. She has experience working in acute care in several hospitals within Nova Scotia Health. She has also worked in the community providing one on one nutrition counselling and group education courses.

She graduated from MSVU with a BSc. Applied Human Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship with Nova Scotia Health. Brittany loves to be active, outside with her dog and always trying new foods!

Brittany is now offering both in person and virtual appointments with clients one on one to provide nutrition education and guidance on general healthy eating as well as dietary guidance for those with chronic conditions i.e. heart healthy eating, reducing inflammation, liver health, high cholesterol etc

She is happy to see clients seeking nutrition support with home tube feeds and ostomies.

Brittany is passionate about enabling clients to optimize their health through nutrition to feel their best. Working with you to provide education, support and motivation to reach your personal goals. Brittany takes a holistic approach to health and wellness being mindful nutrition and health is intertwined with good sleep habits, mental and emotional wellbeing, hydration and stress management among other factors.

If you have a unique nutrition concern and aren't sure where to start Brittany would love to chat with you!

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Megan Couturier

Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist - JM Nutrition Halifax

Megan graduated from Acadia University in 2020 and completed her internship in 2021 on the South Shore of Nova Scotia in various hospital settings, a long-term care facilities and through a community placement.

During her undergrad, Megan discovered her passion for Sports Nutrition through counselling the Acadia Varsity Football team, who went on to win the AUS Championship in 2019. Being an athlete herself, she understands the importance of proper nutrition, and has seen first hand what impact it may have in performance.

Megan is very enthusiastic when it comes to nutrition education and takes a client-centred approach in all her sessions. She is committed to helping her clients find a balance between whole and nutrient dense foods, as well as including foods that they truly enjoy. Megan is realistic when it comes to making food changes fit and understands that for many people this is balancing proper nutrition on top of a busy lifestyle.

Phone: 902-334-5864


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Diana Dibblee, RD

Private Practice Dietitian

Diana is an educator, Registered Dietitian & fitness guru. She is dedicated to enhancing your health and wellness with a personal and highly individualized approach to nutrition.

She is truly passionate about supporting others to lead a healthy and happy life with a focus on nutrition and lifestyle (body and mind).

She is dedicated to life long learning with 7 different degrees and certificates in a variety of fields of education including two Masters degrees. She loves to dive into the latest science and nutrition research.

Specialties include:
Women's Health, Aging, Menopause
IBS, Sports Nutrition, Mindful Eating,
Community based health programs,
Child and Youth & School Nutrition,
Research, Nutrition Consulting,
Heart Healthy, Weight Management
and Media work.

She has worked with Dalhousie University sports teams and spent a large part of her career focused on child and youth health in our schools. Currently she is supporting a diverse clientele in private practice.

She has experience volunteering for many organizations such as the Blue Nose Youth Run (which she started over 20 years ago), at local markets (a lover of locally owned businesses), or you can find Diana working in her large garden or alongside community based food organizations.

Reach out to work with Diana and dibbsondining today to learn to how best to support your nutrition and health with a realistic and simple approach to eating. All foods fit :)

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Jennifer Ferguson, RD

Private Practice - Truro 

Jennifer is a passionate culinary dietitian with a love of local agriculture. She grew up on a hog farm and now lives on a small rural property where she has a vegetable garden, as well as a few chickens and pigs. She collects cookbooks and loves exploring all types of cuisine. A perfect day for Jenn is spent in her kitchen preparing, sharing and enjoying food with family and friends. 


Jennifer believes food is an invaluable part of our health, our families and our communities. And that food traditions should be savoured and shared. She'd love to learn about your food traditions.

The best part of being a dietitian is being able to combine her love of nutrition and food to help people eat for their health and enjoy every bite. Through her work in private nutrition counselling or providing nutrition content for businesses, Jennifer offers a variety of ways for individuals or groups to rediscover the joy of eating.  She'll work with you to create practical food solutions that are simple, delicious and right for you.

Eating the "right" way is different for everyone. Jennifer will help you find the way that works for you.

FB @jenniferfergusonregistereddietitian

Instagram: @inmydietitianskitchen

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Teresa Flynn, RD, CDE

Healthy House Nutrition - Halifax

Teresa is the founder of Healthy House Nutrition, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia but serving communities around NS. Teresa comes with years of experience working as a community dietitian and is passionate about seeing people get excited about food.

Healthy House Nutrition (HHN) provides nutrition care and support through in-house and virtual services at your convenience. HHN values practical and sustainable food and nutrition guidance that is enjoyable, affordable, and nourishing. Healthy eating is not a one-size-fits-all approach and should never be restrictive. Your nutrition journey should be customized to you. Healthy House Nutrition is here to help lay the foundation for your goals, listen to your needs, and create a plan that achieves long-term success.



Kristen Gaudet, RD

Private Practice - Kristen Gaudet Nutrition

I have had the privilege of teaching and counselling families and individuals over 30 years as a registered dietitian. I am a wife and mother of 3 young adults, an advocate for plant rich foods and sustainable living, and keeping it simple.

I can help improve your health and age trajectory through a proactive, evidence-based approach that will motivate, empower and foster simple and sustainable nutrition and lifestyle habits.

Improve your health span and maximize lifespan by learning and adopting core principles that will help prevent and/or manage chronic disease, increase strength and independence, support good cognition, minimize pain and increase energy and vitality during the latter half of your life.

My areas of expertise:
Women's Health - peri/menopause
Metabolic Health - Weight Management, Diabetes
Cardiovascular/Kidney Health
Bone Health

Ph: 902-412-2558

Instagram: kristengaudetnutrition

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Jennifer Grant Moore, RD

Private Practice - Eating Disorder Care

St. Francis Xavier University- BSc. Human Nutrition
University of New Brunswick- Bachelor of Education
Dietetic Internship- Alberta Health Services

Halifax Dietitian with over 12 years of experience in working with patients with Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder).

Private Practice Work:

Office: Halifax Professional Centre, Suite 720



Eating Disorder Clinic:
Nova Scotia Health

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Patricia Hanias, RD

Private Practice - Eat Well Be Well

Patricia is a holistic driven, registered dietitian/ nutritionist, born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her personal interest in nutrition was began in her late teens which eventually initiated her enrolment into an accredited dietetics program. For the last two decades Patricia has worked in a variety of settings within the private and public sectors including the media, hospitals and long term care.  Her years of experience and continued studies have helped her to develop specialties in digestive health, metabolic syndrome and dysphagia management.

After starting her private practice in the fall of 2014, Patricia has received her Intensive Sport Nutrition Certification in Calgary (2015) and is in the process of completing the Monash University Low FODMAP Dietitian course (2020).
In addition to her professional practice, Patricia is certified as a kettlebell fitness and SPRY method instructor and enjoys teaching and practicing in her spare time.

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Rachel Hilts, RD

Private Practice - Rachel Hilts Nutrition

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition with a Dietetics major from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. She then also completed an intensive clinical internship program at Nova Scotia Health Authority and the North End Community Health Centre. Through her education she realized the huge impact that food and nutrition can have to improve her patients health and change their lives.

Since completing her degree, Rachel has taken additional coursework in breastfeeding management and fertility. Rachel is passionate about helping her patients with feeding concerns at all ages, and focuses on building healthy relationships with food. Rachel practices from a Health at Every Size ® approach, and focuses on intuitive and mindful eating practices.



Jenny Jeffrey, RD, CDE, IOC Dip. Sports Nutrition

Owner - Onside Performance Centre

Jenny has a strong passion for fitness, nutrition and health and is excited to share her enthusiasm with her community. As a Registered Dietitian, Jenny has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in counselling a wide range of individuals. Her specialties are weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes management, and general healthy eating to support a balanced lifestyle.


Her training with the International Olympics Committee and the National Strength and Conditioning Association has given her the knowledge to work with elite level athletes, and take their performance to the next level.

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Edwena Kennedy, RD

Owner - My Littler Eater

Edwena Kennedy is a Registered Dietitian based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics). She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University in Neuroscience.  She has experience working in a variety of different settings, including long term care, hospitals, the food service industry and in the community. 


As a mother of two young boys, Edwena understands the many challenges mothers face when trying to eat healthy, including time constraints, accommodating to the needs and preferences of your family over yourself, and conflicting nutrition information, among others.  She firmly believes in the power of having a good support system and tailoring your environment to help achieve your specific nutrition goals. 


Edwena is registered with the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, is a member of Dietitians of Canada and the Dietitians Network of Nova Scotia. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals (CAFP) Halifax/Dartmouth Branch and is a member of the CAFP National

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Chelsey Landry, RD

Dietitian - My Little Eater

Chelsey is a Registered Dietitian based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her BSc in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics) from Mount Saint Vincent University with distinction. She has experience working with babies and toddlers, in the community, and in long term care.

Chelsey loves kids! Her passions are to work with babies and toddlers, and she believes that creating a life long, healthy relationship with food starts from day one. Her core values include providing evidence based information, and focusing and listening to the individual client to optimize nutrition care.

You can book one-on-one sessions with Chelsey anytime you need a little personalized guidance feeding your little one!

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Meredith Lapp, RD

Dietitian - Fresh Focus Nutrition Therapy

Meredith is an enthusiastic and approachable Registered Dietitian with 8 years' experience offering one-on-one nutrition therapy. She has worked with hundreds of clients to create sustainable, real-life habits to meet their long-term nutrition goals.


Meredith provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment to help you find practical solutions to nutrition-related health concerns. She'll work with you to review your health status, diagnoses, and treatment goals together, and then guide you through possible treatment options. Next, Meredith will support you in developing a step-by-step action plan to make real, sustainable change to your eating pattern and meet your wellness goals.


Meredith provides medical nutrition therapy for clients seeking support with:

  • chronic disease management (diabetes, IBS/IBD, fatty liver, autoimmune, osteoporosis)

  • lifestyle approaches to managing blood markers (cholesterol, triglycerides, A1C)

  • weight management (including pre/post bariatric surgery or alongside pharmacotherapy)

  • practical fueling for busy professionals/shift work

  • menopause/pregnancy nutrition support


Meredith offers free 30-minute discovery meetings to prospective clients wishing to chat more about their needs and to see if her services are a good fit.

She looks forward to working with you!



Veronica Lawen, RD

Private Practice Dietitian

Veronica Lawen is a Registered Dietitian who currently works in private practice specializing in group weight loss programs and corporate wellness. Veronica has been a licensed dietitian since 2003 when she received her Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University and completed her internship program at Capital Health District Authority. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Dalhousie University.


She has additional training in health coaching. Veronica has worked in various fields of nutrition and has experience as a consulting dietitian in various backgrounds including, sports nutrition, chronic disease and weight management. Veronica has been an active member on NSDA for several years and since 2017 has held the position of chair of the continuing competency committee.


Aside from her professional career Veronica takes great pride in her involvement of community fundraising for various causes in Halifax. Veronica enjoys staying physically active by going to the gym, spinning and playing tennis. Veronica lives in Halifax with her husband and four active children

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Madison Lawrie, RD

Dietitian - The PCOS Plate

Madison is a Registered Dietitian, based out of Halifax, with a background in outpatient counselling for general healthy eating, PCOS management, prenatal nutrition, and female hormone health. She has experience working both 1-on-1 for nutrition counselling and group education.


Madison attended St. Francis Xavier University where she completed her BSc in Human Nutrition with Honours and Integrated Dietetic Internship.


Nutrition has always been an important aspect of Madison’s life whether it was Sunday night family dinners or being in the kitchen with her parents, she holds food and nutrition near and dear to her heart. Madison believes that above all else food can both be enjoyed and contribute benefits to our health. Madison is a no-diet dietitian and works every day to provide our population, specifically women, with the tools and strategies to combat diet culture and have a healthy outlook on food and nutrition.


Madison works virtually with clients 1-on-1 to provide nutrition education and guidance on all things food and nutrition. She can also provide guided menu ideas as an additional service for a variety of diet and nutritional needs.



Phone: 289-893-2472

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Krista Leck-Merner, RD

Owner - Bent Fork Nutrition

Bent Fork Nutrition is the brainchild of Krista Leck Merner. Krista received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition (Honours) with Kinesiology from Acadia University. She went on to complete her Dietetic Internship and is a registered member of both the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada.

Krista has been working within the fields of fitness and community health over the past seven years. Throughout her career, she has worked with individuals, athletes, workplaces and community groups to improve their nutrition practices. Combined with her personal passion for health and wellness and her desire to help others adopt this lifestyle, she has helped hundreds of clients achieve success! Whether it is losing weight, regulating blood sugars, increasing vegetable intake or improving performance, Krista’s approach to nutrition is individualized, realistic and goal oriented.

There is often a misconception that dietitians will only tell you what not to eat! However, this is not always the case. Krista combines her own love of food, with client food preferences and lifestyle, to achieve success in establishing lifelong healthy habits!

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Michael Manderville, RD

Private Practice Dietitian

Graduating from Acadia University with a Kinesiology degree and more recently, from MSVU with distinction with an Applied Human Nutrition degree, Michael has formal education and experience in both exercise and nutrition.

Through his education and practice as a dietitian, Michael developed a keen interest in the psychology of behavior change and how this influences our nutrition choices.

He strongly believes that health and performance are reflective of our daily habits. By working to improve our daily habits, we can move closer to our goals each day.

That being said, there is always resistance to change. Which is why it can be a daunting task to try to improve on our own. Michael believes that health and performance are team sports. Everyone should have a dietitian on their team to ensure they receive the best, most evidence-based nutrition information available.

When not working, Michael is either reading about philosophy, writing, or walking the trails of Point Pleasant Park with his wife Malia, and his Nova Scotia Duck Toller, Betty.

Call or text: 902 483-3807



Nicole Marchand, RD

Consulting dietitian with Eat Well Nova Scotia

Nicole is a consulting dietitian working out of Halifax, NS. She offers services and programs both locally and remotely related to digestive health, metabolic health, anti-inflammation and disease prevention/treatment. Nicole believes that we can both develop a healthy relationship with food and optimize our health when we have the tools and resources to navigate a healthy dietary lifestyle.


Nicole has been studying and researching gut health and metabolic health since the beginning of her career and she focuses on ailments related to our digestive tract which includes IBS and GERD to Type 2 diabetes, allergies and other inflammatory diseases. 

Contact Nicole by phone or email to set up a free 15 minute consultation to see if her services are right for you! 
902-989 4888

Instagram: @eatwellnovascotia



Click here to schedule a free 15-min call

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Nicky Otto, RD

Private Practice Dietitian - Nicky Otto Dietetics

Nicky completed an Honours Biological Sciences degree from the University of Windsor followed by a Bachelor of Sciences in Foods and Nutrition from Brescia University College, both in Ontario. She then went on to complete an accredited dietetic internship program through Hamilton Health Sciences and Dietitians of Canada. She has been a practicing dietitian since 2013.


Nicky has spent the majority of her career working in an intensive outpatient eating disorders service through London Health Sciences Centre (2013-2020), where she worked within an interdisciplinary team to help individuals overcome their eating difficulties by offering both individual and group-based education and counselling sessions following a CBT framework.

Nicky has moved to the East Coast and started her private practice, Nicky Otto Dietetics, with a focus on helping individuals improve their relationship with food, recover from eating disorders and disordered eating and stop the cycle of chronic dieting. She also supports individuals to improve their nutritional health by adopting health behaviours and tuning into their nutrition just that little bit more.

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Andrea Paul, RD, RDN, LD

Team Dietitian - Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care

Andrea is the Team Dietitian at Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care, located in Wolfville and serving all of Nova Scotia. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University and dietetic internship with Nova Scotia Health Authority. Soon after graduating, she moved to Maine where she worked in various dietetic roles, including retail, oncology, and private practice for over eight years.


Having relocated her family back to Nova Scotia in 2021, she is excited to share her experience and passion for helping individuals improve their relationship to food and body, health, and overall well-being. She provides nutrition counseling with empathy and understanding, aiming to foster autonomy and self-compassion for each of her clients and their families.


Instagram: @andreapaul.rd


Phone: (519) 639-6090



James Richardson, RD (c)

Registered Dietitian Candidate and Sports Nutritionist - JM Nutrition

James currently works in private practice as an RD(c) and specializes in nutrition for sport and fitness. James values the importance of having a diet that is not only optimized for your athletic goals, but is also realistic, maintainable, and personalized to fit into your unique life. James understands the stress that comes with pursuing fitness goals or competing in high level sports, that is why he strongly believes your diet should be a simple and enjoyable part of the process. James will work directly with clients to make the best evidence-based adjustments to their nutrition and diet without the dreaded feeling of being over restricted. He is always excited to work with people at any stage of their fitness journey and athletes from all levels of sport who are looking to optimize their nutrition in a safe, healthy, and effective manner!

While not working, James spends a lot of his time being a highly dedicated combat sports athlete himself, fighting in sanctioned MMA bouts and competing in local Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions.



Rebecca Robar, RD

Dietitian - Shoppers Drug Mart Atlantic


Healthy eating isn't one-size-fits-all. Rebecca will work with you to build your confidence planning, shopping, and preparing meals that nourish your body and meet your needs. 


Rebecca has been supporting clients to re-discover a positive relationship with food and their body since 2015. Book a free discovery chat today and learn how you can ditch the diet and embrace a healthier you! 



Carol-Ann Robert, RD

Dieititan - TeamNutrition

Originally from Quebec, Carol-Ann started her career in a hospital setting. Her passion for providing the highest quality of service and developing a close relationship with her patients led her to transition to private practice with TeamNutrition.

In 2021, Carol-Ann visited Nova Scotia and Carol-Ann fell in love with the province and its community, so much that she decided to make Halifax her home !

This dietitian stands out for her great empathy and has her client’s success at heart. She is passionate about food and takes great pleasure in teaching her clients how to incorporate healthy, nutritious foods into their everyday lives. She strives to find a fun, practical approach to nutrition.

Whether working on improving your health, your relationship with food or managing your weight, Carol-Ann will help you achieve your goals while ensuring that pleasure and satisfaction remain at the centre of your plate.

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Phone : 902-800-2684

Languages: English and French



Meghan Rombeek, MSc, RD

Eat Well Nova Scotia

Meghan is a private practice dietitian based in Bridgewater. Meghan provides telephone and virtual appointments to clients of Eat Well Nova Scotia! Meghan understands that healthy eating is more than knowing what to do; it’s about helping people make those challenging life changes. Meghan’s thorough assessments are designed to help clients identify the root causes of their ailments and what may be holding them back from change. She works with clients to pinpoint actionable goals to start building a foundation of success. Meghan also provides medical nutrition therapy for the management of chronic and acute health issues.

Meghan has a master’s degree in nutrition and metabolism from the University of Alberta. She has been a registered dietitian in family practice and children’s health research for more than 10 years. As a parent of two exceptional children, Meghan understands that life can be complicated and it’s always better with the proper support.

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Terri Rutledge, MSc, RD

Virtual Mental Wellness Dietitian and Owner - The Daily Grind Nutrition

Terri is a Mental Wellness Dietitian who works with women living with anxiety and/or depression to help manage their symptoms with food and nutrition, so they can reclaim their joy and potential.

After more than a decade studying and working in the field of nutrition, Terri established a fascination with the various ways food can impact the human body, including the brain. Drawing on the evidence to date, her professional background, and her personal experiences living with mental illness, Terri meets her clients where they are in their mental health journey and guides them in the discovery of their personal food-mood connection. She works with her clients to establish a course of action that will both improve their symptoms and work with their lifestyle, while supporting them every step of the way. Terri believes that good mental health is a journey, not a destination. However, having the right tools, resources, and supports for that journey makes the trip much more enjoyable.

Terri holds a Bachelor (2013) and Master (2019) of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University, where she also completed an accredited Internship Program and defended her Masters Thesis.

Phone: 1 (902) 220-1101
Instagram: @dailygrindnutrition_
Facebook: The Daily Grind Nutrition

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Jayme Saint, RD

Private Practice Dietitian

Originally from Clarenville, NL, Jayme graduated from Acadia University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and is a member of The Nova Scotia Dietetic Association.  She spent 12 years practicing as a registered dietitian in retail in St. John’s, NL and New Glasgow, NS. Currently, she is working private practice with Nova Physiotherapy in Timberlea, NS. 


Jayme has experience with nutrition counselling for diabetes and heart health management, non-diet approach to eating well and weight management, celiac disease, food labels, food allergies and intolerances, childhood nutrition, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and much more! She is accepting new clients and would love to help you with your relationship with food.


When she isn’t counselling, she enjoys spending time with her partner and three kids and preparing healthy meals and snacks!

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Caitlin Sanderson, RD

Nutrition Consultant - Simply For Life Bridgewater

Caitlin currently works for Simply for Life serving the Bridgewater and surrounding area. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and completed a post graduate practicum program through Acadia.

Her role at Simply For Life allows her to provide clients with personalized nutrition care, through meal plans and weekly coaching. She enjoys working one on one with clients to support and encourage them to make positive and healthy lifestyle changes.

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Lesley Seto, MSc.A, RD

Functional Dietitian/Nutritionist, Private Practice

I believe that every body has the ability to heal and thrive. 

It is my mission to give you the tools to engage in your personal self-care and to be your detective and educator along the way to support you in uncovering the root cause of your health concerns. Functional nutrition understands the whole person, addresses the terrain from which your signs, symptoms or diagnosis manifested and teaches you how to bring your body and spirit back into balance.

My interest in functional nutrition comes from my own struggle to heal my digestive system to improve hormonal health. I began to truly understand that there is more to nutritional health than generic recommendations and quick fixes. Every body is different and effective preventative health care needs to address you as a unique individual in its approach to healing.

I am also a certified yoga instructor integrating therapeutic yoga and energy practices as an adjunct to consultations when needed to balance physical, mental and emotional health. Learn more at or book a free call to chat with me!


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Leila Shaw, RD

Dietitian - Living Well Integrative Health Center

I hold a BA from Dalhousie University, a diploma from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (registered with MTANS), and in 2016 graduated with a BSc in Applied Human Nutrition from Mount Saint Vincent University and am registered with the Nova Scotia Dietetics Association. Recently (May 2018) I completed Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) with Andrea Lieberstein and Jean Kristeller, and integrate a mindful approach to my counselling. I practice as a Massage Therapist and Nutritionist and am accepting new clients. 


Food choices and behaviours are deeply personal and often the reasons for why are unknown. There is no one perfect answer to our nutrition needs; no one diet that will solve it all, we are all unique and our diet needs to reflect this uniqueness. My approach to nutrition counselling reflects my approach to massage therapy, focusing more on the “why” than the “what”. Why are you eating what you’re eating – is it serving you? Once the why is envisioned, a plan for change can evolve, if change is needed. I am an empathetic and candid facilitator, working with my clients to support them as they manifest change. I am a believer of the exceptional benefits of movement for our mind and body, and integrate walking into appointment times - we will walk together, talk, and find your path.

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Edie Shaw-Ewald, BSc, RD

Culinary Vegan Dietitian - Owner Vegan for Life Method

I am a vegan registered dietitian with 30+ years of experience in teaching plant-based cooking skills and nutrition coaching. I love helping people move towards a compassionate, more environmentally friendly and healthy eating pattern.

The Vegan for Life Method is an online group coaching and self paced learning program to help women in midlife and beyond transition to a healthy vegan eating pattern. The Once a Week Vegan Cooking Club is a weekly online group coaching club to help people transition to a vegan / plant based eating pattern one meal, one week at a time.

My husband, Mike, dog, Clair and I live on the east coast of Canada. Our sons are grown and flown so we are adjusting to this new stage of life! We love cooking together, hiking along the rugged coast with Clair, swimming in the ocean and socializing with friends and family over delicious plant-based meals!

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Clarissa Smith

Registered Dietitian, Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and Hospice at Valley Regional Hospital. Registered Dietitian at Remedia Health

Clarissa's passion for nutrition started when she saw the difference it made with managing her own health conditions. Since studying dietetics at Mount Saint Vincent University, and completing her internship at The Hospital for Sick Children, Clarissa has been working in many settings in the Annapolis Valley including long-term care, private practice, and Nova Scotia Health. Clarissa has an inclusive approach to nutrition and believes that a person's relationship with food is as, if not more, important than the food itself.

Clarissa has a particular interest in gut health and digestive conditions, reproductive diseases such as endometriosis and PCOS, as well as fertility and pregnancy.



Kirsten Swantee

Dietitian - Julie Nutrition Halifax

Kirsten is from St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she studied biochemistry for two years at Memorial University of Newfoundland, before moving to Nova Scotia to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University.

Kirsten believes in eating real, whole foods and balanced meals, and that, in moderation, anything can fit into a healthy diet.

She uses a personalized approach to nutrition counselling, through careful listening and the ability to simplify the complexities of the nutrition world to create a practical plan for making changes.

Without a doubt, Kirsten excels at helping clients set realistic goals, find simple ways to improve their health, gain confidence with food choices, build sustainable healthy habits and ultimately reach their goals.

Moreover, she provides flexible customized plans, ongoing education and accountability, all in a supportive, judgement-free environment. Kirsten is excited at every opportunity to help someone improve their health through food.

Kirsten is registered with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians of Nutritionists, the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is a member of Dietitians of Canada.

In addition to offering virtual nutritional counselling, Kirsten offers in-person counselling in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Jessica Tremblay

Dietitian - TeamNutrition

With her empathetic and non-judgmental approach, regardless of your health concerns, Jessica will guide you toward sustainable goals to enhance your health and well-being.


By sharing knowledge, she encourages you to make informed decisions. Jessica excels in providing practical advice tailored to your lifestyle.

To book an appointment call: (902) 800-2684



Ann Marion Willis

Dietitian and Co-Founder - AMD Nutrition

Ann Marion is a registered dietitian in Cape Breton, and co-owns AMD Nutrition with her colleague & friend in NL, offering 1:1 & group nutrition support and online programs for a variety of nutrient needs.

With a strong background in fertility & prenatal nutrition, infant & child nutrition, and chronic disease management (diabetes & health health), AM is happy to help you find the information you need to manage your goals, and apply it to your life in a realistic, enjoyable, sustainable way.

Ann Marion offers free discovery calls so you can get to know her and determine if she's the right fit for you and your family.

Book online or reach out through the contact methods below!

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Dietitians in Public Health

Dietitians in public health often work behind the scenes, partnering with communities and government to provide tangible nutrition support when implementing new policies and standards. You might also find them as health promotors, educating within community gardens, health teams or public libraries.


Kelsey Kennedy, RD

Wellness Facilitator - Nova Scotia Health Authority

Kelsey Kennedy is a dietitian and wellness facilitator with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. As part of the interdisciplinary Community Health Team, she delivers group wellness programs on the topics of food, nutrition, and weight management and helps connect individuals with resources in t