Your virtual Dietitian

It all comes down to nutrition for me. A lot can be achieved with proper nutrition and knowledge on how it impacts our bodies in so many different ways. Together, we go on a journey to enhance your overall wellbeing using nutrition as the vehicle to achieve that.

Cassandra Burton

What makes registered dietitians stand out from other nutrition professionals?

Dietitians and other nutrition practitioners are not always the same. The titles “Dietitian” and “Nutritionist” are protected in Canada. Registered professions are subject to specific requirements in terms of education, qualifications, professional development and day-to-day roles.

We don’t just follow the newest diet trends and make standard recommendations to our patients. Instead, we typically work with our clients in goal setting and creating a nutrition and follow up plan tailored to an individual’s goals and needs. Dietitians also often work with stakeholders within the industry to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Meet Cassandra

My name is Cassandra Burton and, (no surprise here) I’m a Dietitian-Nutritionist. I love helping people through what I do best. Helping you feel more savvy and confident about your health makes me a happy camper. I enjoy helping people like you learn how to plan meals for their household, fill their cupboards and fridge with health promoting foods, feel more comfortable in the kitchen and learn habits that will help them feel better, live longer and enjoy healthy food. I always say that food is my culture and I view food and cooking  as common and connecting factors among all of us, because we all need to eat. One of my favourite things about working with clients is learning their favourite dishes and flavours!

Whether you’re looking to learn more about healthy eating habits, to properly feed your body to facilitate recovery, change your body composition, eat for specific health conditions or learn to navigate a new dietary restriction or allergy – I am all in for you to succeed. Nutrition is a journey I embark on with every client.

Dietitians work towards improving the health of all Canadians by working with:


To improve eating habits of individuals with complex health issues


To help the government at all levels create health strategies for the Canadian population


To consult on food systems, food sustainability, food service management, production, and marketing


To help conduct research to better understand food science


To teach students about the Dietitian profession

Registered dietitians are educated and trained to support you in achieving your nutrition-related health goals. Dietitians work with you to make sustainable changes while placing your priorities front and centre.


Receive virtual nutrition counselling from the comfort of your home, or wherever you are! Currently, virtual appointments are available to residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Many insurance plans offer coverage for dietitian services. Check with your provider to see if you are covered.

Initial Nutrition and Health Assessment
90 minutes: $220

An initial virtual consultation serves as an important foundation for working together and ensures that you are provided with personalized nutrition care that meets your needs and preferences. My role is to know where you are coming from so that I can best support you on your journey to achieve your goals.

The initial consultation includes:

  • Detailed nutrition assessment
    • Review of medical and health history
    • Review of medications and supplements
    • Review of sleep and activity habits
    • Dietary analysis
  • Goal setting
  • Individualized nutrition care plan
  • Relevant nutrition resources and/or tools provided based on individual preference

50 minutes: $130

After your initial nutrition and health assessment is complete, 50-minute virtual nutrition counselling appointments are available.

During your appointment, you can expect to focus on what is important to you and your nutritional health as well as receive ongoing support, including, but not limited to:

  • Checking in on your goals and making adjustments if needed
  • Recognizing and discussing changes and progress
  • Identifying and discussing barriers
  • Nutrition education and/or tools and resources to support your lifestyle (based on your needs and preferences)

Registered dietitians do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. Methods of nutritional evaluation are not intended to diagnose disease. Rather, nutrition assessments are intended as a guide to enhancing your nutritional health and supporting the achievement of your nutrition-related health goals.