Spotlight on: Meghan Rombeek, MSc, RD
Private Practice Dietitian
After growing up in the Annapolis Valley, Meghan pursued a BSc. Honours degree from the University of Guelph. A growing fascination with the science and art of nutrition lead her to pursue a MSc. Thesis, followed by a dietetic internship through the University of Alberta. Meghan worked as a registered dietitian in London, Ontario for 11 years, in a mix of private practice, clinical research, and primary care. For the last five years, she had the pleasure of providing individual and group nutrition counselling to patients of the Thames Valley Family Health Team (a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals). Meghan resettled in the lovely town of Bridgewater in 2020 to be closer to family, the ocean, and to focus on homeschooling her two growing boys.
With an enduring passion for health-focused, client-centred care, Meghan plans to provide virtual nutrition assessments and counselling beginning in the summer of 2021. Meghan’s professional strengths include a non-judgmental approach to empowering patients to navigate their own unique circumstances for improved health and well-being. Her specialties include managing chronic disease, gastrointestinal concerns, women’s health and feeding healthy families. Meghan will meet clients by telephone or virtually in the comfort of their own homes, and at a time that works best for them.
What is your favourite Nova Scotia food?
No matter where I have moved across the country, I have enjoyed making hodge podge in the summer months. My mother used to make this milky vegetable stew with bacon when I was growing up. Now, I look forward to the season when the garden veggies are fresh so I can serve it to my family. It pairs well with a freshly baked drop biscuit.
I feel happiest when…
I feel happiest when I am achieving something in my professional life or my home life. I like to see progress happening. Once I’ve mastered some new knowledge or skill, I’m only satisfied for so long before I’m on to the next challenge. Being a dietitian fits perfectly with this inclination because you can never run out of things to learn and try.
What do you love most about your job?
I’ve learned a lot about setting small, realistic goals and tackling projects only when I have the ‘space’ in my life to succeed. I’m ok to say no to a change I’m just not ready for. I love to help my clients see that they too can make progress when they lay a good foundation for success. And I love to help them problem-solve along the way.