Find a Dietitian

How can I access a dietitian?

Dietitians believe in the benefits of food and its potential to improve quality of life and health. Dietitians empower their patients, clients and communities to eat well. The advice and information they provide are tailored to the goals, challenges and personal needs of their clients, particularly with regard to taste and accessibility to food. By popularizing the science of nutrition in simple terms, dietitians promote the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits by the population of New Brunswick.

You can access the services of a dietitian in different ways:

Clinical dietitians in health authorities

New Brunswick health authorities have facilities and programs that offer dietary services. Some establishments and programs allow you to refer yourself to a dietitian and others require a referral from your family doctor or specialist.  Dietitian services at these facilities and programs would be covered or paid for by your New Brunswick health insurance.

List of establishments and programs offering clinical nutrition at Horizon Health Network:
– Click on this link to access the list (scroll to the bottom of the page)

List of establishments and programs offering clinical nutrition to the Vitalité Health Network:
– Vitalité health centers and clinics
– Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center, the Veterans’ Health Center, and the Stella-Maris-de- Kent Hospital 
– Edmundston Regional Hospital
– Lamèque Hospital and CSC
– Enfant-Jésus RHSJ Hospital
– Restigouche Zone
– Chaleur Regional Hospital

Public health dietitians in health authorities

The practice of public health nutrition includes the assessment, promotion, protection and improvement of health as well as the prevention of nutrition-related diseases. Public health dietitians use a variety of health promotion strategies to help build healthy communities. They also collaborate in the “Healthy Families, Healthy Babies Program” which aims to help future mothers have a healthy pregnancy, support parents and families, and direct parents to appropriate community resources.

For more information, consult a dietitian at your local public health office:

– Horizon Health Network
– Vitalité Health Network

Dietitians in private practice

Many dietitians work as consultants. They offer a wide range of services, including the following: individual or group nutritional consultations, writing, presentations, menu development and nutrient analyses. A doctor’s referral is not required.

If you are looking for a private practice dietitian for a family member, your organization or yourself, click here.

Diabetes Education Clinic

If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you can ask your family doctor or refer yourself to a public diabetes education program.
Diabetes education clinics in New Brunswick from Horizon Health Network Health
centers and clinics from Vitalité Health Network – Contact the health center or clinic in your area to find out if they offer individual or group sessions with a dietitian.

New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program

The Extra-Mural Program (EMP) provides home and community health care to New Brunswick residents of all ages. For more information about the PEM, please contact the PEM office in your region or your family doctor.

Paid appointments

Dietitian services are covered by many group health insurance plans. The majority of group health insurance companies offer the services of dietitians, but companies do not always choose to include them in your plan. Check your plan today! If your benefits don’t cover dietitian services, share this resource with your employer.