Dietitians Across Nova Scotia Dish on What They Have Learned Over the Years- Part One

By Emily Foster RD

As Dietitians we are asked for dietary advice on a regular basis.

How much do I need of this vitamin? How many calories do I need? What is the healthiest breakfast food? The list goes on.


In the month of September we decided to dish out some different advice. Here is a compilation of words of wisdom from several Dietitians we know and love!


Enjoy the read.

“I have learned that there are many ways to a healthy diet and it is my job to help people find the healthiest path that works for them.” -Edie Shaw-Ewald, RD



“No two clients are alike and textbooks don’t always have the perfect answer. We often have to get creative and think outside of the box.” - Lynsey Hotchkiss, RD



“Wheat hasn’t changed in the last 150 years. If you don’t have Celiac Disease or a Gluten Intolerance…eat gluten!” - Vanessa Yurchesyn, RD



Rebecca Boese, RD believes: “Imperfect action is always better than perfect procrastination”


“Even if you are scared to try something new (such as a media opportunity or new counselling skill) do it anyway!” - Heather Barnes, RD



“Everyone is weird! Me, you, your neighbour! Embrace the weirdness and you can make a big impact in peoples lives.” - Emily Foster, RD



“Changing behaviors is difficult, so don't take it personally when your clients struggle with your advice and suggestions.  You can journey along side them, but you cannot walk for them.  Be kind to yourself.” - Lisa DeWolf, RD



“I guess the most important thing I've learned over the years is the importance of keeping health messages as simple as possible - now, it's more important than ever, given the explosion of social media and the ever-increasing demands on our attention spans from multiple sources.” - Coleen Nolan, RD

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