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Nicole Marchand, Registered Dietitian

Did you know that dietetic services can benefit everyone?

Nutrition services with a registered dietitian can help you figure out the best and healthiest diet for you and your lifestyle. Whether you are a busy student, a working professional, an athlete or someone just trying to navigate all of the nutrition information found in the media, I can help you discover and understand the optimal dietary intake to meet your needs and wants.

As a healthcare professional, I believe that eating well reduces the risk of developing short and long term illnesses which can lessen quality of life. I combine by formal education in science and dietetics with real world experience to demonstrate to clients that eating well can be easy, fun, inexpensive and delicious.

My clients are provided with the right tools and resources to start or maintain their path to a healthy diet and a healthy self. Furthermore, as my approach to dietetics is strictly client based, I tailor each resource and meal plan to meet individual dietary needs and wants and in a judgment free environment

For more information regarding Nicole’s service, read more here


Further knowledge and experience:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease; high blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Seasonal and locally based diets*
  • Vegan and vegetarian diets and the Paleo diet

*Nicole truly understands and promotes the health, environmental and social benefits of eating locally and seasonally due to her experience living and working on small scale farms and her involvement with Local Source since 2009.

Formal Education:

  • Graduated with distinction and highest aggregate with her Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition (BScAHN) with internship in 2009.
  • Nicole is also a member of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association (NSDA) as well as the Canadian Dietetic Association (CDA).

Brittany Conrad, Registered Dietitian

Brittany completed her BSc. Applied Human Nutrition with distinction from Mount Saint Vincent University and her Dietetic Internship with Nova Scotia Health Authority. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, her interest in nutrition began while playing competitive sports from a young age and noticing the difference in performance when choosing foods that made her feel her best.

From there she has worked in several areas of dietetics including community, clinical, health promotion and industry. She has a passion for food, nutrition, activity and taking a holistic approach to help those looking to make positive nutrition changes and find what works best for them.

Her passion for gut health came alongside the increasing amount of research linking poor gut health and an imbalanced micro biome with not just digestive symptoms but many diseases and disorders in the body including autoimmune issues, allergies, sensitivities, brain fog, mental health, fatigue and more. She envisions a community confident in taking steps to create lifelong healthy behaviours that will help Nova Scotian’s feel well, live well and enjoy food.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Vegan and vegetarian diets;
  • Gut health;
  • Adult nutrition; and,
  • Mindful eating.

Services

Nicole is available for appointments on Tuesdays at The Floatation Centre and Brittany is available for appointments on Wednesdays (Starting September 11th).

  • Nutrition Consultation (includes printed resources) – 1 hour at $85.00
  • Follow Up Consultation – 45 minutes $69.00
  • Individualized meal plans; 3 day sample- $161.00

Please note there will be a price increase of Nicole and Brittany’s services on September 1st, 2019.

Additionally, both dieticians offer 12 Week Symptom Relief and Health Promoting Programs which are geared more specifically to an issue you would like to rectify.  All of the programs include:

  • 1 initial consultation
  • 4 follow-ups (within 2 weeks of each other)
  • 1 final 30 minute closing chat at the end of the 12 weeks
Program #1 – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptom Relief
Program #2 – Slash Belly Fat/GERD
Program #3 – Anti-inflammatory and Joint Pain Relief
Program #4 – Total Digestive Health
All programs are $400 + tax, each.  Full descriptions of each program can be found HERE.
Did you know that most (and growing) health insurance providers will reimburse you for a dietetic consultation? Check with your’s today!  We direct bill for Nicole’s services through Blue Cross.