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Jennifer Ferguson RD
BSc. Human Ecology

Meet Jenn

I am a passionate culinary dietitian, with a direct connection to and love of agriculture. I grew up on a hog and crop farm and now live on a small rural property where I have a vegetable garden, as well as a few chickens and pigs. I have a ridiculous collection of cookbooks and am a food explorer of all types of cuisine. A perfect day for me is one spent in my kitchen preparing, sharing and enjoying food with my family and friends.

I believe that food is an invaluable part of our health, our families and our communities. And that food traditions should be savoured and shared. I'd love to learn about your food traditions.

The best part of being a dietitian for me is being able to combine my love of nutrition and food to help people eat for their health and enjoy every bite.  Through nutrition counselling, worksite wellness or my custom meal services, I offer a variety of ways for individuals or groups to rediscover the joy of eating.  I'll work with you to create practical food solutions that are simple, delicious and right for you. 

Eating the "right" way is different for everyone. I want to help you find the way that works for you.

Freshly Baked Muffins

Jennifer Ferguson, R.D.

Registered Dietitian 

I have been a proud member of the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists since 1996.

The letters "R.D." after my name mean I am a Registered Dietitian, licensed to practise in Nova Scotia by the N.S. College of Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists

The Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists (NSCDN) regulates dietitians and nutritionists to ensure Nova Scotians receive safe, competent and ethical dietetic services. We also uphold the standards of dietetic practice.

NSCDN is the only regulatory body for dietitians and nutritionists in Nova Scotia. Any professional who is not licensed is not a dietitian, and therefore the service they provide is not regulated. The titles we protect include:

  • Dietitian

  • Registered Dietitian

  • Nutritionist

  • ProfessionalDietetian

  • RD

  • PDt

  • RDN

What are the  qualifications of a dietitian or nutritionist?

Dietitians and nutritionists have completed a four-year accredited bachelor's degree in dietetics and an accredited internship, passed the national dietetics exam and submit evidence of continuing education every year.

What is the difference between a dietitian and nutritionist?

In Nova Scotia, the titles dietitian and nutritionist mean the same thing. In order to use these titles in Nova Scotia, registration with NSCDN is mandatory according to provincial law.

What does a dietitian or nutritionist do?

Their role is to educate their clients about nutrition and support people to better understand the health impact of their food choices.

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