Halifax, Bedford, Sackville - Consulting Dietitians

Are you in search of counselling services or advice from a Registered Dietitian?

Look for *Accepting New Clients* below!

Interested in learning about Halifax area dietitians working in other areas of practice? Click here for more profiles of Halifax area dietitians working in non-consulting roles.

Coleen Nolan, MSc, RD
Private Practice Dietitian, Innerpeas Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselling; Medical Coordinator, Aqualitas Inc, Organic Cannabis Producer
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coleen.innerpeas@gmail.com

902-222-9485

Twitter: @inner_peas


Coleen has worked as a registered dietitian in Alberta and Nova Scotia for more than 20 years, in a variety of areas including public and individual health promotion, sales and academia. She has a wealth of knowledge about omega-3 fatty acids and health, having worked for 14 years as a scientific advisor for DSM (formerly Ocean Nutrition Canada), the world's largest supplier of omega-3 ingredients.


At present, Coleen uses her expertise in mindfulness (she is also a certified yoga teacher), to help groups achieve optimal health. She leads workshops on mindful eating, which is an area of special interest, and a key element of healthy, mindful living.

 

Specialties: 

  • Healthy Eating 

  • Media 

  • Nutrition Workshops 

  • Weight Management 

Edie Shaw-Ewald, RD
Dietitian, Atlantic Superstore Tantallon
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** Accepting New Clients! **


shaw.ewald@ns.sympatico.ca

902-826-2839

www.nutritioncoachedie.com


I have been interested in food and health for most of my life and feel so fortunate to have a career in nutrition. I graduated from St. F. X. U. and completed an internship at the Victoria General Hospital. A six month backpacking trip around Europe added to my love of preparing and eating real, whole food. My first dietitian job was in community hospital in Belfast, Maine. I then worked as a dietitian in London, Ontario. After 12 years away I was so happy to move my family back to beautiful Nova Scotia. Private Practice and writing nutrition articles kept me current and also gave me flexibility to be home with my growing boys. Now I am excited to be with Atlantic Superstore where I conduct grocery store tours, cooking demos and nutrition coaching sessions. My focus is to bring people back to real, wholesome food and to inspire habits such as meal planning, healthy food preparation and mindful eating.

 

Specialties: 

  • Media

  • Healthy Eating

  • Family Nutrition

  • Food Preparation

Edwena Kennedy, RD
Private Practice Dietitian, Maternal and Family Nutrition Counseling and Consulting
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** Accepting New Clients! **


www.edwenakennedy.com

902-802-1846

info@edwenakennedy.com


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 Communications team.

 

Specialties:

  • Child Nutrition

  • Family Nutrition

  • Nutrition for Pregnancy

  • Weight Management

Ellen Doyle, RD
Retail Dietitian, Atlantic Superstore (Bedford & Halifax)
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** Accepting New Client! **


Ellen.doyle@loblaw.ca

902-401-8906 

www.bookadietitian.ca


Ellen is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a B.Sc. Human Nutrition and has been a practicing dietitian since 2012. Ellen is excited to share her passion for food with you through nutrition consultations, interactive grocery store tours, food demonstrations and cooking classes, and group workshops.


Specialities: 

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Child Nutrition

  • Grocery Store Tours

  • Nutrition Workshops


Ellen Greenan, RD
Registered Dietitian at Atlantic Superstore
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** Accepting New Clients! **


ellen.greenan@loblaw.ca
(902) 401-8906
Facebook: Ellen G., Your Dietitian at Atlantic Superstore
Website: bookadietitian.ca


Ellen is a graduate from Acadia University, where she complete her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She went on to complete a dietetic internship at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, and became a registered Dietitian in 2018.

Ellen has worked as an In-Store Dietitian since 2018, with Atlantic Superstore. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food, and also specializes in plant-based nutrition.

As an in-store dietitian, she offers individual counselling, grocery store tours and online group nutrition sessions.

Ellen is located in the Atlantic Superstore off Larry Uteck and the Bedford Highway. She is currently accepting new clients, and offers free 15 minute intro consultations to help you discover which nutrition service is right for you!


Specialties:

  • Diabetes

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

  • Grocery Store Tours

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition Workshops

Erin Carmody, PDt
Clinical Dietitian in Endocrinology/Diabetes, IWK
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erin.carmody@iwk.nshealth.ca 


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.

Evelena Beaton, PDt
Private Practice Dietitian, PACE Wellness; Clinical Dietitian, Enriched Care
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** Accepting New Clients! **


info@evelenabeaton.com 

902-802-9944

www.evelenabeaton.com


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.

 

Specialties:

  • Healthy Eating

  • Senior's Nutrition

  • Swallowing Assessments

  • Weight Management

Heidi Stirling, RD, Msc
Registered Dietitian at Actual Nutrition, Dartmouth
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Heidi@ActualNutrition.ca

(902) 877-5665
www.facebook.com/actualnutritiondartmouth


Heidi is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle through whole foods and activity! Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition at St.F.X, Heidi followed her interests in nutrition and research to pursue a Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at MSVU, where she graduated at the top of her class. Heidi has practical experience counselling and creating personalized meal plans for individuals with a variety of health and nutrition-related concerns including, but not limited to: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases. Heidi is eager to help all of her clients improve their health through obtaining a healthy, delicious, balanced diet that works for them! As a former varsity track and field athlete, Heidi has personal experience in athletics and a keen interest in sport nutrition. She has combined her own experiences with her nutrition education by helping youth and adults optimize their competitive or recreational activity through nutrition!  Heidi currently specializes in nutrition counselling, along with delivering interactive nutrition-focused presentations and specialized workplace wellness programs at Actual Nutrition in Dartmouth.

 

Specialties: 

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Heart Health 

  • Sport Nutrition

  • Weight Management 

Jacqueline Cote, RD
Clinical Dietitian
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** Accepting New Clients! **


jacquelinecoterd@gmail.com

Instagram: jacquelinecoterd

Booking: https://fallriverchiropractic.ca/book-now/


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.


Specialties:

  • Diabetes

  • Healthy Eating

  • Heart Health

  • Weight Management


James McGrath, P.Dt, CDE
Public Health Nutritionist and Private Practice Dietitian
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jmcgrath25@hotmail.com

902-883-7928


James is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who has worked in a variety of positions since entering the profession of dietetics. His work experiences include a combination of both public health community nutrition and chronic disease management and prevention for over 17 years.

 

In his current position, James is the regional nutritionist with First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada (Atlantic Region) In this position he supports and facilitates the delivery of public health nutrition programs and services with a focus on prevention/management of chronic disease, food insecurity, childhood, maternal and adult nutritional health. James also works independently as a private practice dietitian by providing a range of nutrition assessment and counseling services. His passion for nutrition, healthy eating and promoting healthy lifestyles originates from his own personal journey of living with Type 1 diabetes for over 25 years.

 

James is an experienced dietitian in providing both individual and group counselling on many nutrition and health topic areas. In his free time, he likes to camp with his family and keep active by running and coaching youth soccer.

 

Specialties:

  • Child Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

Jayme Saint, RD
Private Practice Dietitian
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** Accepting New Clients! **


jsaint@novaphysiotherapy.ca

902-444-3535


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!

Jennalle Butcher, RD
Dietitian and Owner, Appetite Nutrition
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** Accepting New Clients! **


info@appetitenutrition.ca

www.appetitenutrition.ca

t: 902-219-2769

f: 902-706-4781

Day and evening appointments available


I own and operate Appetite Nutrition, offering nutritional counselling for individuals and families. My office is located at Many Hats Shared Workspace, above the Bedford Basin Farmer's Market on the Bedford Highway in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I can help with: child feeding, picky eating, family meal dynamics, internal regulation (learning to trust your body to know when and how much to eat), eating competence (evidence-based measurement of your relationship with food), diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, managing Celiac disease food allergies and intolerances and much more!

Appetite Nutrition is a weight-neutral practice. Rather than focus on numbers on the scale, I will help you nurture a healthy relationship with food that will last a lifetime. At Appetite Nutrition, I specialize in working with families, as well as with adults who are sick of struggling with weight. Lets work together to improve your health and nutrition!

 

Specialties:

  • Child Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Obesity

  • Weight Management

Jennifer Grant Moore, RD
Clinical Dietitian, Eating Disorder Clinic and Private Practice Dietitian
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Private Practice Work:

Office: Halifax Professional Centre, Suite 720

902-223-2935

jennifergrant999@eastlink.ca

 

Eating Disorder Clinic:
Nova Scotia Health
902-473-8663
jennifer.grantmoore@nshealth.ca

 

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).

 

Specialties: 

  • Eating Disorders

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Weight Management

Jenny Jeffrey, RD, CDE, IOC Dip. Sports Nutrition
Private Practice Dietitian at OnSide Performance Centre
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jenny@onsideperformance.ca

902-404-5647
www.onsideperformance.ca


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.

 

Specialties:

  • Corporate Wellness & Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Weight Management

Jessica Roy, P.Dt.
Private Practice Dietitian
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jessicaroy@jroynutrition.ca

www.jroynutrition.com

902-789-1860

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jroynutrition/

Instagram: @jroynutrition


After completing a Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Saint Mary’s University, Jessica pursued an Applied Human Nutrition Degree in Dietetics at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and started practicing as a Dietitian in 2017. She started a private practice, counseling clients and delivering information via e-counseling. This medium
of counseling enables clients to receive information from a location convenient for them. Although she has a wide spectrum of education in nutrition, Jessica's focus is weight management and overall healthy eating. Jessica’s practice is client centered which enables her to deliver a counseling style and meal planning that is best suited for her clients.

 

Jessica is also a volunteer member for the continuing competency program (CCP) committee at the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA) and an active member of NS Dietitians for Health Insurance Coverage (NSDHIC).


Specialties: 

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Food Preparation 

  • Weight Management

Joan Shepard, PDt
Professional Dietitian, Simply for Life, Halifax; Online Instructor, Food Service Worker Certificate Program, Loyalist College
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joan@simplyforlife.com


Joan has years of expertise as a Nutrition Service Manager and Clinical Dietitian in Long Term Care.   Joan developed 6 courses for the Food Service Worker Certificate Program, required for Dietary Staff who work in Long Term Care facilities in Ontario.  She currently works a part-time Instructor teaching 2 Nutrition Courses Online at Loyalist College.

 

Joan has specialized knowledge and experience working with clients wishing to lose weight, and is currently accepting new clients at Simply for Life, Halifax.

 

If you are an individual who is serious about losing weight, and has tried many diets without permanent success, please contact Joan for support and assistance.

 

Specialties:

  • Food Service Management

  • Professor of Nutrition

  • Senior's Nutrition

  • Weight Management

Kate Parsons, MS, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian, OnSide Performance Centre
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kate@onsideperformance.ca

902-404-5647

onsideperformance.ca/nutrition


Kate Parsons is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with 10+ years of experience in both hospital and community settings, counselling a broad range of individuals and groups. Her specialties include weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes management and chronic disease prevention. As a lifelong athlete and lover of food, Kate has a passion for helping people create sustainable changes to build a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle.


Specialties:

  • Corporate Wellness

  • Diabetes Management

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Weight Management

Kirsten Swantee, PDt
Dietitian, Simply for Life
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kirsten.swantee@simplyforlife.com

Simply For Life Halifax: 902-445-8446
Simply For Life Dartmouth: 902-434-2955


Kirsten is a dietitian at Simply For Life - Halifax and Dartmouth locations. She offers one-on-one nutrition counselling for healthy eating, weight loss and chronic disease management, providing meal plans, education and motivation to her clients. 

Kirsten graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and completed her dietetic practicum experience in the Annapolis Valley. 

She is passionate about food, loves cooking, trying new recipes and enjoying the great restaurants around the Halifax area. Kirsten believes in eating real, whole foods, balanced meals, and that, in moderation, anything can fit into a healthy diet. 

Kirsten use a personalized approach to nutrition counselling, through careful listening and the ability to simplify the complexities of the nutrition world to create a practical and realistic plan for making healthy changes. Working with people with different backgrounds, lifestyles and goals makes nutrition counselling challenging, exciting and very rewarding!

Krista Leck Merner, P.Dt
Registered Dietitian & Owner, Bent Fork Nutrition
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www.bentforknutrition.com

902-495-6747
info@bentforknutrition.com


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!

 

Specialties:

  • Corporate Nutrition & Wellness

  • Healthy Eating

  • Media (Writing, Radio, TV, Blog)

  • Nutrition Workshops

Kristen Gaudet, PDt
In Store Dietitian at Atlantic Superstore, Dartmouth
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Kristen.gaudet@loblaw.ca

902-499- 2951

To book a consult: www.bookadietitian.ca


As a dietitian for over 20 years and a mother of 3 active children, I offer a wealth of experience and knowledge in adult and child nutrition. I graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and interned at the Victoria General Hospital. I worked in food production in Ottawa for a few years; clinical and community nutrition in Northern Newfoundland for a number of years; pharmaceutical sales in Toronto and as a Family Health Team Dietitian for the Thames Valley Health Team in London, ON. I moved to Nova Scotia with my family in 2012 and have joined the Atlantic Superstore as one of their in-store dietitians. I offer nutrition counselling, food demonstrations, colleague wellness events, community events and a variety of nutrition workshops such as Diabetes, Cardiac Health, Weight management and menu planning.

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Grocery Store Tours

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition Workshops

Laurie Barker Jackman, RD
Media Dietitian
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902-499-4090

www.justasklaurie.com

Twitter: @RDLaurie


I love what I do.  I am always thrilled to empower and connect with people.  I have been practicing as a Dietitian since 1999, teaching and coaching thousands of people on how to lead a healthier lifestyle and adjust their eating plan to achieve their goals.

 

I was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from St. FX in 1998 and proceeded to complete a dietetic internship program at Vancouver General Hospital in BC.  I have been working with Sobeys as a community Dietitian since 2001 offering community nutrition sessions and marketing our amazing in-store services. 

 

A true passion of mine is media.  I offer regular segments on CTV Morning Live, covering the hot nutrition topic of the day, or demonstrating a simple but healthy recipe.  I love receiving emails from viewers that they found my tips helpful or have incorporated my recipes into their favourites.  I think that is what all of us Dietitians have in common – we are a caring bunch, looking to connect with people and help them lead a better life.  You can’t get a better gig than that! 

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Media (Writing, Radio, TV, Blog)

Leila Shaw, RD
Living Well Integrative Health Center
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www.leilashaw.ca

leila@leilashaw.ca


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.

 

Specialties: 

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Community Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition Support

Lesley Seto, MSc.A, RD
Functional Nutritionist, Private Practice
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** Accepting New Clients! **


902-418-6330

lesley@embodhi.ca

www.embodhi.ca

@embodhihfx (Facebook & Instagram)


Lesley believes 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 take back control of your health.

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.

After working for a few years in Edmonton in clinical nutrition research and counselling teenagers with fatty liver, I am excited to return to my home of Halifax to share a preventative health approach that I know will improve lives within the community. I have a special interest in digestive and women's health, but welcome individuals from all walks of life.


Specialties: 

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

  • Liver Disease

  • Women's Health

Melissa Allen, PDt
Performance Dietitian CSCA
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** Accepting New Clients **


melissaallenfoodandnutrition@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/MelissaAllenFoodandNutrition


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.


Specialties:

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Nutritional Supplements

  • Grocery Store Tours

Meredith Lapp, PDt
Registered Dietitian, Simply for Life
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** Accepting New Clients! **


Clayton Park (30 Farnham Gate Rd)
info.halifax@simplyforlife.com

902-445-8446

Lower Sackville (91 Sackville Dr)
info.lowersackville@simplyforlife.com 

902-864-5225

Dartmouth (250 Baker Dr)
info.dartmouth@simplyforlife.com 

902-434-2955


I am a Registered Dietitan with Simply For Life providing personalized meal plans and weekly dietetic consults to clients wishing to lose weight, improve health, and accommodate a diverse range of health conditions. I am currently accepting new clients at all three Simply For Life clinics in HRM.

My nutrition philosophy centres around a whole-food, back-to-basics approach: choosing the right foods, at the right times, in the right portions. I am committed to making emerging nutrition research relevant, useful, and memorable for people of all ages. The weekly format of my practice provides ultimate accountability, education opportunities, and frequent meal plan customization.

I discovered my passion for fitness and nutrition while training for my first Bluenose half-marathon race, and pursued dietetic training (BSc, PDt) at Mount Saint Vincent University, graduating with distinction. I completed my dietetic internship at the Canadian Diabetes Association, Camp Morton (a summer camp for teens with Type 1 diabetes), and two long-term care centres.

Living with severe food allergy myself, I am familiar with the lifelong challenges that go along with food-related limitations, and I enjoy helping clients find sustainable solutions to similar restrictions.

Contact me today to book a free 30-minute initial consultation!


Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Obesity

  • Weight Management

Nicky Otto, RD
Private Practice Dietitian - Nicky Otto Dietetics
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** Accepting New Clients! ** 


www.ottord.ca
nicky@ottord.ca

IG: @nickyottord


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.


Specialties:

  • Eating Disorders

  • Disordered Eating

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Relationship with Food

Nicole Marchand, RD
Consulting Dietitian with the Floatation Centre, specializing in Digestive Health
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** Accepting New Clients! **


nicolemarchanddietitian@gmail.com 
902-989 4888
www.eatwellnovascotia.com

Instagram: @eatwellnovascotia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eatwellhalifax/

Click here to schedule a free 15-min call


* Consults available online and in-person at The Floatation Centre 

 

I am a consulting dietitian working out of Halifax, NS. I offer services and programs both locally and remotely related to digestive health, anti-inflammation and disease prevention. With a passion for local, seasonal and whole foods, I believe that we can optimize our health and develop a healthy relationship with food when we have the tools and resources to navigate our food system. 

 

I have been studying and researching gut health since the beginning of my career and I focus on ailments related to our digestive tract which includes IBS and GERD to diabetes, allergies and arthritis. 


Contact me by phone or email to set up a free 15 minute consultation to see if my services are right for you! 

 

Specialties:

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Eczema and other skin conditions

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Hormone Balance

  • Liver Health

Patricia Poulsen, RD
Private Practice Dietitian
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** Accepting New Clients! **


www.patriciapoulsenrd.com

eatlivebewell2014@gmail.com

902-223-1172


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.

 

Specialties:

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Healthy Eating

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Vegan / Vegetarian Eating

  • Weight Management

Rachel Hilts, RD
Rachel Hilts Nutrition
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** Accepting New Clients! **


RachelHiltsNutrition.com

rachelhiltsnutrition@gmail.com


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.


Specialties:

  • Breast Feeding

  • Child Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition for Pregnancy

Rebecca Robar, RD
Registered Dietitian, Atlantic Superstore
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** Accepting New Clients! **


rebecca.robar@loblaw.ca

www.bookadietitian.ca

902-717-4187


I have been working with Atlantic Superstore as an in-store dietitian since March 2015, where I service the Lower Sackville and Windsor locations.


Food plays a powerful role in our lives, being at the center of wellness, enjoyment, and celebration. As a retail dietitian, I get the pleasure of working with all members of the community as they look to achieve a positive relationship with food, offering a variety of individual and group services including store tours, nutrition consultations, education workshops and food demonstrations.


I provide education on a number of topics, from meal planning and achieving a healthy weight to managing digestive discomfort and diabetes. Contact me today and begin your journey to a healthier you!


Specialties:

  • Meal Planning

  • Digestive Health & Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Mindful Eating

  • Understanding Food Labels

Susan Barrett-Silva, RD
Consulting Dietitian, Dartmouth, Halifax, Mineville
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susanbarrett.silva@bellaliant.net

902-430-5868
143 Candy Mountain Rd.
Mineville, NS
B2X 1K4


Susan just retired from Nova Scotia Health Authority where she practiced as a Clinical Dietitian in Nutrition Education Clinics and specialized in Eating Disorders. She has her Masters in Health Education, Diploma in Adult Education, and various Counselling Skills Courses. She also provided nutrition support for inpatients in a small community hospital, and residents in a community Long Term Care Facility on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. She consulted with the Food Service Departments and conducted bedside dysphagia assessments with a Hearing and Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist. She hopes to start a private Nutrition Education practice and specialize in Eating Disorders. She has worked closely with the NSHA Eating Disorder Clinic and has a variety of experience with general nutrition related needs including gastrointestinal problems, vegetarian eating, weight loss, etc. She enjoys meeting people and seeing how people manage their health in a variety of circumstances and finds it rewarding to help others improve their health in ways that are achievable for them.  Susan is not currently accepting new clients.

Teresa Flynn, PDt CDE
Owner & Founder of Healthy House Nutrition
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** Accepting New Clients **


hello@hhnutrition.ca
902-877-3858
https://www.hhnutrition.ca/
@healthyhousenutrition


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.


Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Chronic Disease Managemet

  • Community Nutrition

  • Corporate Nutrition & Wellness

Terri Rutledge, PDt, MSc
Virtual Mental Wellness Dietitian & Owner of The Daily Grind Nutrition
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** Accepting New Clients! **


Email: info@dailygrindnutrition.com
Phone: 1 (902) 220-1101
Website: www.dailygrindnutrition.com
Instagram: @dailygrindnutrition_
Facebook: 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.


Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition / Healthy Eating

  • Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Women's Health

  • Mental Wellness

Veronica Lawen, RD
Private Practice Dietitian
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** Accepting New Clients! **


902-830-0766

veronicalawen@yahoo.com


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


Specialties: 

  • Corporate Nutrition & Wellness

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Healthy Eating

  • Obesity

Victoria Stead-Philpott, RD
Health Promotion Specialist at Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services
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victoriaphilpott@outlook.com


Victoria completed her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (Dietetics), completing the Integrated Internship Education Program at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2017. Since graduation, she has worked in private practice, food safety regulatory and compliance, cancer care and health promotion. All experiences combined have shaped her career and led her in the direction of beginning a Master of Education in Adult Education and Health at St. Francis Xavier University.

Victoria is passionate about population health and practices preventative care by enabling military and civilian personnel to take control of their health through education, initiatives, policy development and implementation, and program development.

In her spare time, Victoria enjoys reading fiction or true-crime novels, soaking up the sun on a beautiful South Shore beach, snowshoeing in the Cape Breton Highlands, and traveling and exploring new places (pre-Covid) with her husband Luke and dog, Duncan.


Specialties:

  • Community Nutrition

  • Curriculum Development

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Program Planning and Evaluation