Dietitian Spotlight

As the food and nutrition experts, dietitians are passionate about improving the health of Nova Scotians. Spotlight on is one way that DNNS showcases the talented dietitians in our province and the many ways they are working to improve the wellbeing of their communities. 


To read about more dietitians in Nova Scotia please see the Find NS Dietitians page.

Spotlight on:

Sam Firth, RD

Registered Dietitian at Nova Scotia Health and
One to One Wellness

Hi, I'm Sam! I grew up in the Annapolis Valley here in Nova Scotia and received my nutrition degree from Acadia University. I stay busy by working as a clinical dietitian for Nova Scotia Health and One to One Wellness and as a dietetic technician in the milk room at IWK Health Centre.


I was inspired to become a dietitian when I became vegan over 5 years ago and learned more about food and how important it is to have a balanced diet. I aim to practice from a weight-inclusive, anti-diet approach and love helping clients improve their relationship with food. I also have a degree in psychology, so I am really enjoying learning more about nutrition counselling and the associations between nutrition and mental health.


In my spare time, you can find me at the climbing gym, out for a hike, or lounging with my cats Willow and Stevie and reading a good book. I've also been working on my gardening skills this year, but still have lots to learn!

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