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Nicky Otto, RD

Nicky Otto Dietetics, an independent nutritional counselling service, located in Halifax region, Nova Scotia is owned and operated by myself, Nicky Otto, registered dietitian (RD). I have been counselling clients since 2013 and have spent the majority of my career to date working in an intensive outpatient eating disorders service. It was here that I learned the value of understanding every client’s unique needs, perspectives and potential. I founded Nicky Otto Dietetics in 2020 to help even more individuals in my community and beyond improve their nutritional health, move past disordered eating, chronic dieting, rebuild a better relationship with food and recover from eating disorders. I can counsel clients, virtually in Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.

I love to rock climb, mountain bike, hike and have adventures with my husband and German Shepherd, Brooke. I have always had a love for the sciences, the human body and health. I love to educate and help others navigate the seemingly complex nature of human nutrition. I believe in the power of momentum, consistency and being a little bit better everyday. I can help you challenge your unhelpful thinking when it comes to food and your body. 

We start with taking action- even when it feels hard. We learn from our experiences and we build for a different tomorrow.

Did you know that services provided by a Registered Dietitian are often covered by extended health benefits?

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Registered Dietitians vs. Nutritionists?

According to Dietitians of Canada’s website: “To use the title Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulatory body in the province in which they practice.  Dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in university. Dietitians are held accountable to the highest standards of education and ethics, which means we look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.” To learn more about these differences click here

Being part of a regulated healthcare profession allows my clients to trust that they are receiving the best possible care. I believe in taking a client-centered approach, providing evidenced-based nutritional information and helping each individual reach their goals and realize their potential to improve their wellness. 

Qualifications:

BSc Honors Biological Sciences - University of Windsor

BSc Honors Specialization in Foods & Nutrition - Brescia University College

Successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program – Hamilton Health Sciences

Active member of Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association