Dietitians empower their patients, clients, and communities to embrace food, to understand it, and to enjoy it. The advice and information they provide is tailored to their clients and patients personal needs and challenges, including taste and accessibility. They translate the science of nutrition in terms everyone can understand to support healthy living for all New Brunswickers.
Is my dietitian practicing legally in New Brunswick?
Only those who have current registration with the NBAD can legally practice as dietitians in New Brunswick. Check that your dietitian is registered to practice through our N.B. Dietitians Directory.
Registered Dietitians from another province who are currently fully licensed and in good standing with a Canadian dietetic regulatory body can provide virtual dietetic services to clients in New Brunswick. Virtual dietetic services is the provision of dietetic services (e.g. counseling, consultation, monitoring, teaching, etc.) via telephone, videoconferencing, email, apps, web-based communication and wearable technology. Clients should be provided with the dietitian’s contact and registration information so they know how to reach them and the provincial regulatory body where they are licensed.
How can I access a Registered Dietitian?
You can access services from a Registered Dietitian in different ways:
Private Practice Dietitians
Many dietitians work with clients on a fee-for-service basis. Dietitians offer a wide variety of services including: nutrition counselling for individuals or groups, writing, presentations, menu development and nutrient analysis. A physician’s referral is not required.
If you are looking for a dietitian in private practice for yourself, a family member, or your organization, click here.
Retail Store Dietitians
Some grocery stores have dietitians who offer invidual counseling services, informative class sessions ranging from food trends to managing your diabetes, community presentations and healthy cooking classes (complimentary or fee-for-service basis). Consult the Atlantic Superstore Retail Dietitians Directory and the Sobeys Dietitians Directory to find a dietitian near you. A physician’s referral is not required.
Your family physician or specialist may be able to refer you to an outpatient clinic with access to a dietitian. The dietitian in these clinics would be covered or paid by your New Brunswick Medicare.
Diabetes Education Centres
If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you can ask your family physician or self-refer to a publicly funded Diabetes Education Centre in New Brunswick.
Horizon Health Network Diabetes Education Centres in New Brunswick
Vitalité Health Network Health Clinics and Centres – Contact your local health clinic or centre to see if they offer diabetes individual or group sessions with a dietitian.
The New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program
The New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program (EMP) provides home and community-based health care, including dietitian services, to people of all ages in New Brunswick. For more information on the EMP, please contact your local EMP office or your family physician.
Dietitian services are covered under many employee health care plans. The majority of group health insurance companies offer dietitian services but employers do not always choose to add them to your plan. Check your plan today! If your benefits don’t cover dietitian services, share this resource with your employer.