Eastern Shore

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Jessica Roy, P.Dt.

Private Practice Dietitian

E: jessicaroy@jroynutrition.ca

W: www.jroynutrition.com

P: 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. Jessica 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 Jessica has a wide spectrum of education in nutrition, her 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 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).


  • Adult Nutrition

  • Healthy Eating

  • Food Preparation 

  • Weight Management 

Jennifer Garus, PDt

Executive Manger Nova Scotia Dietetic Association



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

Cindy Hartlen, RD

Clinical Application Specialist, Vision FNS Software, NSHA

E: cindy.hartlen@nshealth.ca
P: 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.



  • Food Preparation

  • Food Service Management

  • Menu Development

Cora Lee Joudrey, RD

Team Leader, Preston Health & Wellness Centre

I have over 20 years experience working within diabetes management centres, outpatient nutrition counseling and doing community presentations. I have my diabetes educator certification as well my delegation for insulin dose adjustment. I have been working in collaboration with HRM fitness offering programs for people with chronic disease. I have previous experience working within long term care facilities.



  • Adult Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Nutrition Workshops

Jackie Spiers, RD

Dietitians of Canada, Regional Executive Director for the Atlantic Provinces

E: jackie.spiers@dietitians.ca

P: (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.



  • Program Planning and Evaluation

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