Changing your lifestyle is normally at least a little bit intimidating, and for some it can be overwhelming at times. After all, most of us have had certain habits (diet, activity, tobacco, alcohol, etc.) for at least 20 years, and for many of us, it has been much, much longer! Thankfully, there are people who can help with aspects of these changes. The list below is not exhaustive, but it is a start! (Please note that these services are non-medical, and therefore are not covered by OHIP.)


Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD

Susan is Ottawa's first and only Plant-Based Registered Dietitian (RD). Her areas of specialty include sustainable weight loss, chronic disease management, eating disorder recovery, and plant-based nutrition through the lifecycle. Find out more about Susan and how she can help you here.



Amy Longard, RHN

Amy Longard is a registered holistic nutritionist (RHN) and Plant-Based Chef. She offers private and group cooking classes (she also offers some group lessons at Loblaws). Find out more about Amy and how she can help you here.



Andrea Hacquoil

Andrea Hacquoil, a long-time vegan, teaches Food For Life (cooking and nutrition) classes, both in private and group classes. More information about Andrea can be found here.