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Yarmouth & Acadian Shore

Stephanie Gagnon, RD

In-Store Dietitian at Atlantic Superstore in Yarmouth and Digby

(902) 774-0799

Stephanie is an In-Store Dietitian with Atlantic Superstore servicing the Yarmouth and Digby location. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition and completed the Integrated Internship Program. 

Stephanie has a big passion for nutrition education and take pride in providing people with the tools necessary to learn how to live a more balanced healthier life. With experience in chronic disease prevention and management and also a love for cooking really good food, you can be sure to find great support with Stephanie as your In-store Dietitian. She offers various programs, such as educational tours to help you discover healthier products or individual consultations with an in depth focus on your own personal nutrition goals.



  • Nutrition Workshops

  • Healthy Eating 

  • Grocery Store Tours

  • Community Nutrition 

Jessica Roy, P.Dt.

Private Practice Dietitian



P: 902.789.1860


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. She 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 she has a wide spectrum of education in nutrition, Jessica's 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 that is 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

Cindy Hartlen, RD

Clinical Application Specialist, Vision FNS Software, NSHA

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

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.

Jackie Spiers, RD

Dietitians of Canada, Regional Executive Director for the Atlantic Provinces


P: (902) 497-9562

Jackie has been a dietitian since 1996 and has enjoyed working in Clinical Pediatrics, Public Health, Primary Health Care and Academia. In her current position as the Dietitians of Canada, Regional Executive Director for the Atlantic Provinces, Jackie has the opportunity to work with dietitians from across the 4 Atlantic Provinces to promote the profession and advocate for advancing health through food and nutrition. She loves having the opportunity to see the diversity of roles that professional dietitians are in and the dedication and passion they have for the profession.  Jackie 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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