Halifax Metro

Non-Consulting Dietitians

This page lists dietitians working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, public health, food service and more. If you are in search of counselling services or advice from a Registered Dietitian, click here for a listing of private practice and consulting dietitians in the Halifax area.

Laura Bockus-Thorne, PDt

Registered Dietitian, MAHN Student

E: laura.elisabeth.thorne@gmail.com

Laura is a professional registered dietitian. She has experience in clinical, community and foodservice settings. At present, Laura is engaged in the Mount Saint Vincent Masters of Applied Human Nutrition program. 

Currently Laura is seeking further research and work opportunities.

Specialties:

  • Food Service Management

  • Community Nutrition

  • Acute Care Nutrition

  • Vegetarian Eating

Lindsay Boisvenue, PDt

Clinical Dietitian, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Lindsay.boisvenue@nshealth.ca

Lindsay has a BSc in Human Nutrition from St. Francis Xavier University. Since graduating in 2013, she has completed her Dietetic Internship with the Nova Scotia Health Authority where she continues to work as a Clinical Dietitian. She has experience in a wide variety of clinical and community nutrition settings, but is most passionate about helping her patients rediscover the joys of eating while attaining their best health. In addition to her love for all things food, she enjoys sports, outdoor activities, cooking, and playing music.

Specialties: 

  • Acute Care Nutrition

  • Heart Health

  • Nutrition Support

  • Swallowing Assessments

Marie Brown, RD

Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Canada

mariebrown22@hotmail.com

I have been working in community nutrition, as well as chronic disease management & prevention for over 13 years.

 

I have a passion for keeping food & nutrition tasty, fun and easy to understand. I enjoy facilitating workshop & presentations, as well as empowering people with the skills they need to achieve meaningful healthy lifestyle goals.

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Program Planning & Evaluation

Leah Cahill, RD. PhD

Howard Webster Research Chair; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University and NSHA

medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/medicine/our-people/leah-cahill.html

Education:

  • Postdoc: Harvard University, 2015

  • PhD: University of Toronto, Nutritional Sciences, 2010

  • RD/PDt: Manitoba Partnership Program, Dietetic Internship, 2006

  • BSc: University of Manitoba, Human Nutritional Sciences, 2005


Research Interests:

  • Dietary and genetic origins of cardiometabolic disease (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity)

  • Nutritional sciences and dietetics (in-patient, out-patient, and public health)

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics

  • Novel biomarkers

  • Eating habits including the timing and frequency of eating

  • Patient-centered research, patient-oriented research

 

Specialties: 

  • Adult nutrition

  • Heart health

  • Professor of nutrition

  • Research

Kate Comeau, MSc., RD

Manager of Public Relations and Media, Dietitians of Canada

www.dietitians.ca/media

Kate.Comeau@dietitians.ca

Twitter: @KateComeauRD

Kate is passionately working to increase the presence of dietitians in all forms of media as the Manager of PR and Media for Dietitians of Canada. She works with journalists to find expert dietitians to interview, and works with dietitians to translate policy and research into media-friendly messages. Kate participates in many interviews as well as a dietitian and spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada. She also has the opportunity to build capacity and train dietitians who are interested in working with the media. In her previous role as Director of VIVAÏ: Experts in Nutrition, Kate managed a team of dietitians, offering services to individuals, sports teams and businesses including workplace wellness programs in Montréal. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science with honours from Acadia University and Master of Science from McGill University.

 

Kate is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and the Nova Scotia Dietitians Association.

 

Specialties:

  • Media (Writing, Radio, TV, Blog)

Staci Corbett, RD

Clinical Dietitian (Long Term Care)

stacifarrant@gmail.com

My name is Staci Corbett and I am a registered dietitian working in the Halifax Metro area. I graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with distinction in 2011 and have been working as a dietitian ever since. I completed my internships at Cole Harbour Place, NSCC- Aramark, and Hants Community Hospital in Windsor N.S.

This past year I have been working as a clinical dietitian in long term care and previously worked for Aramark at Dalhousie University as the manager of wellness and sustainability. I enjoy working with seniors and have a passion for clinical work.

 

I plan to stay in Nova Scotia, build my career as a dietitian and be part of Nova Scotia’s movement to advance the field of dietetics.

 

Specialties: 

  • Seniors Nutrition

  • Swallowing Assessment

  • Diabetes

  • Nutrition Supplements

Lindsay Cormier, RD, MPH

Consultant, Primary Health Care, Nova Scotia Health Authority

www.nshealth.ca/primary-health-care

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 population health skills to plan and develop provincial health initiatives. 

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

 

Specialties:

  • Community Nutrition

  • Food Security

  • Healthy Eating

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

Sharon Costey, MHSc, MPA, RD

Policy & Planning Advisor, Nova Scotia Health Authority

sharon.costey@nshealth.ca

902-237-1890

Sharon is currently working with NSHA's Policy and Planning across the province with Palliative Care Integration. She works across NS to ensure all policy and planning concerns are moved forward. Sharon works with programs, services, policy, and evaluation across all content including nutrition within Provincial Palliative Care Integration.

Sharon also has a small active practice in Middle Sackville, and has taught extensively in the nutrition department at MSVU and hopes to get back to that this year now that she is home from Ottawa.

 

Specialties: 

  • Community Nutrition

  • Program Planning & Evaluation

Elaine Duarte, RD

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

Elaine.HorneDuarte@dfc-plc.ca 

After completing a B.Sc from Mount Allison University Elaine decided perusing a career as a Registered Dietitian was what she wanted and enrolled in Mount Saint Vincent University’s Applied Human Nutrition program and started practicing as a Registered Dietitian in 2007.

 

Elaine is the Provincial Project Manager of Nutrition, Health Education with Dairy Farmers of Canada.  She facilitates program across the province that support health education and healthy lifestyles.  

 

Elaine also active in projects that help support health promoting initatives in Nova Scotia's communities like the Farm to School project in the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board and various projects with Nourish Nova Scotia.  

 

Specialties: 

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Project Management

  • School Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating & Wellness

Sarah Dunphy-Morris, RD

Consulting Dietitian & Grad Student (Health Promotion) masters student

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition Degree with integrated internships in 2011. She graduated on the deans’ list at Mount Saint Vincent University and is a registered member of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association. Sarah perviously worked as a private practice dietitian at a multidisciplinary clinic where she provided counselling services. At this time, Sarah is providing consulting services for various organizations and pursing her Masters in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University. Outside of her regular practice, Sarah also enjoys taking part in media opportunities and has had experience with writing, radio and multiple television interviews.

 

Specialties: 

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Media

  • Weight Management

Wanda Firth, PDt

Program Lead /Clinical Dietitian - Nova Scotia Health Authority

wanda.firth@nshealth.ca

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

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Heart Health

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Research

Jennifer Garus, PDt

Executive Manger Nova Scotia Dietetic Association

jgarus@nsdassoc.ca

 

Jennifer is the executive manager of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA), the provincial dietetic regulatory body. She has been in this role since 2007 and her role involves: competency development, legislative change, board governance, organizational management, project management, and the core functions associated with professional regulation. Prior to this, she practiced as a clinical and community dietitian in several provinces in a variety of practice settings, which included an outpatient department and small hospital, long-term care facilities, industry, home care, private practice, public health, and telehealth. Her past dietetic experience has been especially relevant to the development of practice standards, competencies, and most recently, NSDA’s jurisprudence e-learning module. Jennifer is currently completing her Masters of Science in Applied Human Nutrition program at MSVU. Her thesis relates to professional ethics and she draws on her experiences in the writing of an autoethnography.

Emily Glover, PDt

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Emily.glover@msvu.ca

(902) 221- 3870
emilyglover1990.wixsite.com/thekitchendietitian

Emily Glover is a Registered Dietitian and professionally trained chef located in Clayton Park, Nova Scotia. Throughout her internships and career she has thrived while developing food and nutrition programming, and specializes in teaching healthy cooking classes for the local community. Emily has offered healthy cooking class with Sobeys Dietitians, Halifax Public Libraries, and for local Universities in Halifax both professionally and volunteer. Emily currently works as a nutrition instructor at Mount Saint Vincent University, and is accepting new clients for food and nutrition classes or individual counselling.

Specialities

  • Adult Nutrition 

  • Community Nutrition 

  • Food Preparation 

  • Menu Planning

Shannan Grant, PDt, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Shannan.Grant2@msvu.ca

902-457-5400

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.

 

Specialties:

  • Curriculum Development 

  • Diabetes

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Research

Cindy Hartlen, RD

Clinical Application Specialist, Vision FNS Software, NSHA

cindy.hartlen@nshealth.ca

902-470-2650

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. Currently I support the Provincial Hospitals' Food and Nutrition Services. Over 18 facilities use Vision Software to manage the departments, including inventory management, patient food service and clinical nutrition support. I have been in this role for 6 years; I love the challenge of implementing technology to support food and nutrition services and I enjoy working with fellow dietitians and managing projects.

 

Specialties:

  • Food Preparation

  • Food Service Management

  • Menu Development

Antonia Harvey, RD

Clinical Dietitian, Nova Scotia Health Authority

antonia.hrv@gmail.com

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. 

 

Specialties: 

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Acute care nutrition

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Recipe development

Kelsey Kennedy, RD

Wellness Facilitator - Nova Scotia Health Authority

www.communityhealthteams.ca 

Facebook.com/communityhealthteams

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 the community to support their health goals. 

Kelsey completed her Bachelor of Science and dietetic internship with the University of Prince Edward Island and practiced as a dietitian for several years before pursuing a Masters of Health Science (Nutrition Communication) from Ryerson University.

Kelsey’s previous work experiences have primarily focused around public health and community nutrition programs. In addition to her community-based experiences, Kelsey has worked as an instructor at Acadia University and as a consulting dietitian.

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

Lindsay Landry, PDt

Clinical Dietitian, Integrated Chronic Care Service (NSHA)

lindsay.landry@nshealth.ca

902-860-3036

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.

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Food Allergies & Intolerances

  • Weight Management

Myriam Létourneau, RD

myriamletourneau@hotmail.com

(418) 956-3490

I am a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Montreal. During my schooling, I developed a preference for the administrative side of nutrition over clinical as it was more fitting to my skill set. I was involved in school life by volunteering as the treasurer of the association of nutrition. I also volunteered to travel to Benin, Africa to complete a public health work term of 2 months.

Amanda MacDonald, RD

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

Amanda.MacDonald2@iwk.nshealth.ca

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.

Specialities: ​

  • Child Nutrition

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

Kate MacPhee PDt

Clinical Dietitian in Eating Disorders Specific Care Clinic, IWK Health Centre

kate.macphee@iwk.nshealth.ca

After graduating from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2013, Kate has worked in a variety of settings at the IWK Health Centre. She has worked in areas of food service, gastroenterology and currently works with the eating disorders clinic at the IWK.

 

Specialties:

  • Child Nutrition

  • Eating Disorders

  • Nutrition Deficiencies

  • Nutrition Support 

Erin MacRae, MSc, RD

Diabetes and Obesity Educator, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

ermc@novonordisk.com

Specialties: 

  • Diabetes Education

  • Obesity Education

  • Weight Management

  • Adult Nutrition

Melissa Quirk, RD

Kinesiologist & Program Coordinator, CBI Health Centre - Portland Street

(902) 789-2575
melissa.e.quirk@gmail.com

Melissa graduated in 2016 with a BSc in Applied Human Nutrition from MSVU and also holds a BSc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. She has worked as a Culinary Supervisor, a short-term disability case manager, and as a personal trainer and kinesiologist. Melissa's areas of interest include nutrition counselling and education, food safety, and chronic disease prevention and management.

 

Specialties: 

  • Diabetes

  • Heart Health

  • Healthy Eating

Weight Management 

Margo Riebe-Butt, RD

Executive Director, Nourish Nova Scotia

margo.riebe-butt@nourishns.ca

www.nourishns.ca

Margo has practiced dietetics and nutrition for over 15 years, focusing on the development, growth and leadership of school-based nutrition programs in Nova Scotia school communities since 2005. As a former consultant at the Department of Health and Wellness, Margo facilitated and led the transition of the provincial school breakfast program into a non-profit registered charitable organization, Nourish Nova Scotia. As the organization’s Executive Director, she collaborates with dedicated stakeholders and partners to co-create meaningful change to support sustainability for both program delivery & diversity. Margo is active with the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools Advisory Group because creating supportive, healthy environments for children and youth to grow, learn and thrive are incredibly important—not only to the future health and education outcomes of students, but for the social and economic prosperity of Nova Scotia as a whole. Margo lives in Bedford with her wonderful husband. In the summer you can find her endeavoring to upkeep an old 1876 one-room school house on the Bay of Fundy, attempting to grow heirloom vegetables, and challenging herself in the kitchen with new recipes and cooking techniques.

Anne Riley, RD

Clinical Dietitian at Nova Scotia Health Authority

anne.riley@nshealth.ca

My name is Anne Riley; I am a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University working as a casual Clinical Dietitian with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Since becoming a Registered Dietitian I have enjoyed providing services for inpatients and outpatient clients in diverse settings. I currently provide nutrition care to inpatients and long-term care residents at 3 community hospitals and long-term care facilities in the HRM.

 

Specialties: 

  • Acute Care Nutrition

  • Nutrition Support

  • Senior's Nutrition

  • Swallowing Assessments

Mark Rogers, RD

Research Coordinator and Dietitian at Hearts in Motion (NSHA); Research Coordinator at D-WISE (Diabetes Web-Centric Information and Support Environment, Dalhousie University); Private Catering and Cooking Classes

mark.rogers@nshealth.ca

(902) 456-7673

I discovered my passion for food and cooking early in life, pursuing an education and career in the culinary arts and achieving red seal certification as both a chef and baker. Working in restaurants with a commitment to supporting local and sustainable producers sparked an interest in the greater food system and how it affects our health. This eventually led me to pursue an education in nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University, where my passion for food and health motivated me to pursue an honours degree and achieve the highest GPA in my graduating class. Throughout my education and career in nutrition, a strong interest in the environmental factors affecting our health has given me a passion for counselling those who are at risk or living with chronic disease and doing research focused on health behaviour change. My ultimate professional goal as a dietitian and chef is to work with individuals and the greater population to repair and foster our relationship with food and cooking.

 

Specialties:

  • Food Preparation

  • Healthy Eating

  • Research

  • Weight Management

Bonnie Smith Conrad, MAHE PDt CHE

Professional Development Consultant, IWK

Bonnie.conrad@iwk.nshealth.ca

902-470-8821

Bonnie is a Professional Development Consultant with the Learning Team at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a registered professional dietitian with a Master of Arts in Human Ecology, specializing in community education and program evaluation. Bonnie is also former part-time faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University and former lecturer with Dalhousie Family Medicine.

As a member of the Learning Team at the IWK, Bonnie develops and supports inter-professional capacity among health care providers and staff. This occurs through consultation and facilitation of organizational learning needs, educational and professional development programming including design, implementation and evaluation; educational policy development, and by supporting change initiatives at the individual, team and organizational levels.

Bonnie has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years in the areas of organizational health, program planning & evaluation, health promotion, learning & organizational development, public health, clinical nutrition and research. She has lead and co-lead a number of initiatives over the years, such as a Healthy Eating Strategy for staff, Mental Health & Addictions Strategy for staff, Growing Up with Food educational resource, Respectful Workplace and N.S. Nutrition Month. Bonnie is also a trained facilitator with “The Working Mind” program, the “LEADS in a Caring Environment” framework and is a Myers Briggs® certified practitioner.  

Bonnie is passionate about working with health care teams and individuals in realizing and pursuing their own capacities to learn and grow. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her family and friends, reading, cooking and discovering new challenges.

 

Specialties: 

  • Workplace/Community Health

  • Policy/Strategy Development

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Facilitation

Ashley South, RD

Registered Dietitian in Primary Health Care; Chebucto Community Health Team

ashleya.south@nshealth.ca

www.communityhealthteams.ca

Ashley is a Registered Dietitian with the Chebucto Community Health Team, covering the areas of Spryfield, Fairview, Clayton Park, Prospect, Tantallon and Hubbards. Originally from Dartmouth, Ashley decided to attend Mount Saint Vincent University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, as well as her post grad internship within Capital Health and the IWK. 

Experienced in group facilitation, behaviour change and motivational interviewing, she strives to meet community members were they are at and set realistic goals that will set them up for success. Ashley facilitates many nutrition and weight management programs like: Craving Change, Weight Management, Food for One or Two, Prediabetes and more. If you are interested to know more, please get in touch!

 

Specialties:

  • Adult Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

Jackie Spiers, RD

Dietitians of Canada, Regional Executive Director for the Atlantic Provinces

jackie.spiers@dietitians.ca

(902) 497-9562

I have been a dietitian since 1996 and have enjoyed working in Clinical Pediatrics, Public Health, Primary Health Care and Academia. In my current position as the Dieitians of Canada, Regional Executive Director for the Atlantic Provinces, I have the opportunity to work with dietitians from across the 4 Atlantic Provinces to promote our profession and advocate for advancing health through food and nutrition. I love having the opportunity to see the diversity of roles that professional dietitians are in and the dedication and passion they have for the profession.  I completed a BSc at St FX, a dietetic internship at the Toronto Hospital and a MSc at Mount Saint Vincent University.

 

Specialties: 

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

Jane Stevenson, PDt

Jane-Stevenson@outlook.com

(902) 754-4194

www.linkedin.com/in/jane-stevenson-4a847a116/

I am a new dietitian and a graduate of the Human Nutrition Program at StFX University. I completed my internship in December 2017. During my community practicum, I worked with Public Health in New Glasgow through the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Through this role, I worked with many different groups in the community to build capacity and deliver nutrition education. In my foodservice management practicum, I spent 14 weeks at the Aberdeen Hospital with Aramark Canada. This gave me lots of great experience working with both patient and retail food services. In my clinical practicum, I completed placements in different areas, including long term care, chronic disease management, outpatient, and inpatient clinical nutrition. This allowed me to greatly expand the breadth of my clinical skills. I am currently a member of Dietitians of Canada, and I am the secretary of the Nova Scotia Dietitians Continuing Care Action Group. I also manage the website, digital, and social media, as well as chair the Membership and Communication Working Group for the Public Health Association of Nova Scotia. My interests are far reaching and include community nutrition, public health, chronic disease management, and continuing care. I am excited to begin working with clients in Nova Scotia, and experience everything our great profession has to offer.

 

Specialities: ​

  • Community Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Food Security

  • Program Planning

Chris Stothart, RD

Project Coordinator, Food Action Research Centre

chris.stothart@msvu.ca

www.makefoodmatter.ca

www.foodarc.ca

As a St. Francis Xavier University graduate, Chris had the opportunity to gain a diversity of leadership and community development experiences during his nutrition studies through the Service Learning program and Coady International Institute. Chris has further honed his practice by working in and with communities across Nova Scotia on several food security projects in varying capacities with public health and the Food Action Research Centre. He has also worked as a clinical and foodservice dietitian at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.

Chris has a passion for local food from farm to table and can often be found digging in the garden, navigating the local market, and hosting meals for family and friends. He currently coordinates the Voices for Food Security in Nova Scotia project at FoodARC in Halifax and has pursued a Masters of Public Health.

 

Specialties:

  • Community Nutrition

  • Food Security

  • Research

Madison Walsh, MPH PDt

Health Promotion Specialist, CFB Halifax

Madison.Walsh@forces.gc.ca

902-722-4180

Madison is a dietitian currently working for the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services as a Health Promotion Specialist. In this role, she helps to enhance the health and wellness of the military community.

Madison acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University, and then went on to pursue her Master of Public Health and dietetic internship at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about health and nutrition, and has a wide variety of experience in community nutrition, health promotion, group education, and one-on-one counselling.

Specialties:

  • Community Nutrition

  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Program Planning and Evaluation

Jill White, RD

School Nutritionist, Halifax Regional School Board

whitej@hrsb.ca

902.464.2000 ext 2180

Jill White is the School Nutritionist at the Halifax Regional School Board, providing nutrition support to schools for the planning and implementation of programs, projects and activities that support the Food and Nutrition Policy for Nova Scotia Public Schools and is actively involved in the revision of this policy. She has helped to ‘grow’ the number of schools with a food garden. Jill is passionate about creating a healthy future for our children and youth and is a strong supporter of school breakfast programs knowing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Jill is also a founding board member of Nourish Nova Scotia.  Throughout her career, Jill has actively worked in the community sharing her nutrition knowledge and passion for healthy eating and cooking. She has worked in a variety of settings, including cardiac/pulmonary rehab, private practice and the grocery retail sector, teaching nutrition classes, developing and evaluating healthy eating programs and most importantly having fun while doing it. 

 

Specialties: 

  • Childhood Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Teen Nutrition

  • School Nutrition

Laura Woodworth, RD

Wellbeing Counsellor, Sobeys Tantallon

laurawoodworth01@gmail.com

902-830-8055

Instagram: @bitesofbliss_rd

Laura is from Fall River, NS and graduated from St. FX with a BSc in Human Nutrition in 2016, followed by integrated internship with honours through St. FX in 2017. Laura completed internship placements with the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre, Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia, and the IWK Health Centre. Since completing internship Laura has been employed with Sobeys as a Wellbeing Counsellor. She is a huge foodie who loves trying out new recipes and posting pics on her food Instagram @bitesofbliss_rd. Laura loves getting outside and exploring our beautiful province, and is a big fan of anything local!

 

Specialties: ​

  • Nutritional Supplements

  • Community Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Nutrition Workshops

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