Nutrition Education and Counselling (Dietitians)
Diet and Nutrition
The following lists include some of the programs that are led by clinical dietitians.  Please note that programs may vary by location.  Please contact one of the locations listed below to learn more about programs offered in your area, the referral process and any additional bloodwork/test results and documentation that may be required.
The following group education programs may be offered in specific locations for the for nutrition management of: 
  • Hyperlipidemia/high cholesterol
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Osteoporosis-low bone mass and deterioration of the bone tissue
  • Weight Management – Available at some locations if BMI > 27 with accompanying medical condition that can be improved with weight loss 
Additional group education session may be available on a variety of nutrition related topics such as vegetarian eating, nutrition during pregnancy and healthy eating for all ages.
Individual counselling may be offered in specific locations for the for nutrition management of: 
  • Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders - e.g.: Diverticular Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Liver Disease, Dumping Syndrome, Celiac Disease*, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diarrhea & Constipation. 
  • Low Body Weight or Unexplained Weight Loss: Low Body Weight < 18.5 and/or significant weight loss. 
  • Disordered Eating and/or Body Image - Eating disorders or abnormal eating behaviours that are disruptive to normal life. 
  • Diabetes 
Individual counselling related to the nutritional management of kidney stones, nutrient deficiencies, low blood glucose (sugar), as well as maternal and pediatric conditions may be offered in limited locations.

More about this service

Location & contact information

For more information about specific dietitian led educational programs and services in your area:

Aberdeen Hospital
835 East River Road
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 3S6
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday form 8am-4pm. 

  • Outpatinet Clinical Nutrition Dietitian - 902-752-7600 ext. 2119
  • Inpatinet Dietitian - 902-752-7600 ext. 2117
  • Diabetes Clinic Dietitian - 902-752-7600 ext. 4700
  • Orthopedic Assessment Unit Dietitian - 902-752-7600 ext. 1194.


All Saints Hospital
Primary Health Care clinic
10 Princess St. 
Springhill, NS
B0M 1X0
902-597-5400 Ext 1638143
Wednesday & Thursday 8:00-4:00

Cobequid Community Health Centre
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 0A2
fax 902-465

Colchester East Hants Health Centre
600 Abenaki Road
Truro, NS B2N 5A1
ph:  (902) 893-5528
Hours of operation - 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday. (Closed on Holidays)

Dartmouth General Hospital
*On Feb. 5th 2018, this service moved to 277 Pleasant Street, Suite 205
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4G8
fax - 902-465-8597

Digby General Hospital
75 Warwick Street, PO Box 820
Digby  NS  B0V 1A0
ph: (902) 245-2502  ext. 3341

Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
22637, Highway 7
Sheet Harbour, NS B0J 3B0
fax - 902-885-3210

Fisherman's Memorial Hospital
14 High Street
P.O. Box 1180
Lunenburg, NS BOJ 2C0
ph: (902) 634-8807 ext 3210

Hants Community Hospital
89 Payzant Drive
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
fax - 792-2253

Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital
110 Blair Ave. 
Tatamagouche, NS 
B0K 1V0
Wednesday and every second Friday 8am-4pm. 
902-657-3523 ext 3.

Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital
492 Archibald Brook Road, RR2
Middle Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0
fax - 384-3310

NCMH Primary Health Care Clinic
260 Church St.,
Pugwash, NS
B0K 1L0
902-243-2521 Ext 6021
Friday  8:00 -4:00

North Preston Community Centre
44 Simmonds Road
North Preston, NS B2Z 1A3
Fax - 902-434-4022

Pharmasave Building
158 Robert Angus Drive
Suite 700
Amherst, Nova Scotia
B4H 4R7
(902) 667-2853
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday/Closed Thursday)

Queens General Hospital
175 School St
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
ph: (902) 354-3175

Roseway Hospital 
BOX 610
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
ph: (902)875-4144  ext. 2239

South Shore Regional Hospital
90 Glen Allan Drive
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3S6
ph: (902) 543-4604 ext 2364

St. Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street
Antigonish, NS B2G 2G5
ph:  902-867-4500 ext 4107

Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital
222 Haliburton Road 
Pictou NS
B0K 1H0
902 485- 2308 
Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30-4:30pm

Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
7704 7 Highway
Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J 2L0
fax - 902-889-2470

Valley Regional Hospital
150 Exhibition Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 5E3
ph: (902)679-2450

Yarmouth Regional Hospital 
60 Vancouver St
Yarmouth  Nova Scotia  B5A 2P5
ph:  (902) 742-3542  ext. 1774

How do I sign up?

The process varies by region

A Doctor's referral is not required for these services at Colchester East Hants Health CentreSouth Shore Regional HospitalQueens General Hospital, or Fisherman's Memorial Hospital.

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