Food & Nutrition Services

Healthy Eating is Important For Good Health

Registered dietitians are trained to help you with your food and nutrition needs. We offer individual and group sessions. Note: You do not need a doctor's referral to access an AVH Dietitian. To make an appointment, scroll down the page to find the dietitian closest to you.

Canada's Food Guide
Dietitians can help manage meal time- fact sheet

Healthy Recipe Cards

You can meet with a dietitian to discuss the following:

  • Healthy eating and weights for all ages
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Eating disorders
  • Heart health and diabetes
  • Vitamin and mineral concerns
  • Nutrition for problems such as heartburn, celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome

Some of the classes/groups available include:

  • Heart Healthy Eating
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Reading Food Labels
  • Healthy Weights
  • Craving Change
  • BeME (Children's Healthy Eating Program)
  • 4 the Health of It

Dietitians also work with the community to promote healthy eating. We work with community organizations and offer presentations to a variety of community groups. For more information about nutrition education, please contact a dietitian closest to you: 

Eastern Kings Memorial Health Centre, Wolfville (902) 542-2271
Valley Regional Hospital , Kentville (902) 679-2450
Western Kings Memorial Health Centre, Berwick (902) 538-7896
Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton (902) 825-3411 ext. 228
Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal (902) 532-4021

 

Helpful Links:

Dietitians of Canada website & "EATracker”

Heart and Stroke Foundation – A great website containing information about cholesterol, blood pressure, healthy eating tips and heart healthy recipes.

Health Canada

Healthcheckorg - Healthy eating resources – information and tips on heart health.

Select Nova Scotia – A website about Nova Scotia food with a local message and recipes.

Canada’s Physical Activity Guide – A website dedicated to promoting healthy, active living.

5 to 10 a Day for Better Health – A website that looks at vegetables and fruit with practical tips on how to increase vegetable and fruit consumption.

Strive for Five at School– Created by a joint committee of the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools Program, the Community Health Boards of the Annapolis Valley, Armstrong Food Service and the departments of Health and Promotion and Protection, Education and Agriculture.