Services, Pricing and Packages


I pride myself on offering a range of high-quality dietetic services that are evidence-based and reflect the most up-to-date best practices in nutrition. My areas of expertise include:

  • Plant-based Nutrition (Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw)
  • Sustainable Weight Loss
  • Pre/Post Bariatric Nutrition Support
  • Eating Disorder Recovery and Emotional Eating
  • Chronic Disease Management (Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes)
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Sports Nutrition


Initial Consultation: Individual – $100 x 60 min | Couple – $150 x 90 min

Includes a detailed review of your health history, medication and supplement use, current dietary intake, and health goals. I will work with you during this appointment to develop a personalized Nutrition Action Plan that provides realistic and practical solutions to help you meet your health and wellness goals.

Follow-up Consultation: Individual – $60 x 40 min | Couple – $80 x 60 min

Each follow-up appointment is an opportunity to review your current progress, answer your nutrition questions, provide additional resources and support, and help you to identify and manage the barriers standing between you and your goals!

Nutrition-Add Ons

3 Day Dietary Analysis – $75

A detailed analysis of your current diet will identify potential vitamin or mineral deficiences and imbalances in macronutrient intake. Includes a nutrient breakdown report and a summary of my recommendations.

Shop with a Dietitian – $100

Our food decisions start at the grocery store. Take me along with you on your next shopping adventure to learn how to read labels like a pro and navigate the store to fill your cart with healthy and tasty food.

Customized Plant-based Meal Plan – please contact for pricing

Sometimes we need a little help getting started. Customizable meal plans are a great option for those interested in incorporating more plant-based eating into their diets, but aren’t sure where to start. I am able to develop meal plans ranging from one week to one month that will meet all of your nutrient requirements and dietary needs.

E-Nutrition – $100 x 60 min

I offer distance nutrition counseling through phone, email, and Skype for individuals who live outside of Ottawa or lack the time in their busy schedule to come in for an appointment. Distance services are interchangeable.


Nutrition Kickstarter

Individual – $325 | Couple – $485

  • Initial Consultation
  • 2 x Follow-up Consultations
  • 3 Day Dietary Analysis with Recommendations
  • Meal Planning Guide
  • Whole Foods Grocery Shopping List
  • Personalized Nutrition Action Plan
  • Unlimited Email Support

Nutrition for Life

Individual – $500 | Couple – $750

  • Initial Consultation
  • 3 x Follow-up Consultations
  • Personalized Grocery Shopping Tour*
  • 7 Day Plant-based Meal Plan with Recipes and Grocery List
  • 3 Day Dietary Analysis with Recommendations
  • Meal Planning Guide
  • Personalized Nutrition Action Plan
  • Unlimited Email Support

Family Nutrition Package


  • Initial Consultation (in your home)
  • 2 x Follow-up Consultations
  • Family Meal Planning Guide
  • 7 Day Plant-based Meal Plan with Recipes and Grocery List
  • Personal Grocery Shopping Tour*
  • Unlimited Email Support
  • *May be replaced with an additional consultation

Eating Disorder Recovery


  • Initial Consultation
  • 5 x Follow-Up Consultations
  • Personalized Meal Plan
  • Weekly Email Check-ins


I offer the following services to organizations, businesses, and the media:

  • Speaking Engagements
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Writing and Resource Development
  • Workplace Wellness

Please contact me to discuss your request and receive a quote.

FAQ and Resources



How do I book an appointment?

To book an appointment, please call the Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre at 613-727-5755 or email You can also contact me directly to book an appointment.

Are Registered Dietitians covered by OHIP or insurance plans?

Registered Dietitians are not covered by OHIP but your insurer may provide covereage. Check under “Extended Benefits” to find out if your employer provides coverage for Registered Dietitians. If you don’t have coverage, reach out to your HR representative to request that Registered Dietitian services be covered. You may present them with the following fact sheet: Dietitian Services are Cost Effective.

What is the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

The titles “dietitian” or “Registered Dietitian” are protected by law; only someone who has met specific educational and professional requirements is legally allowed to use these titles. All Registered Dietitians in Ontario are members of the College of Dietitians of Ontario (every province has its own college). As a member of the college, a Registered Dietitian must practice according to set standards and laws that protect the public. The terms “nutritionist” or “registered nutritionist” are not protected terms in Ontario. This means that anybody can call themselves a nutritionist and there are no standards for their quality of care.

What payment methods are accepted?

Payment in full is due upon delivery of service. The Nepean Sports Medicine & Phsyiotherapy Centre accepts cash, cheque, credit, and debit. Packages must be paid in full at the time of purchase. Receipts can be issued in full following purchase or divided over the period of service delivery. E-transfer is currently the only accepted method of payment for nutrition services delivered through email, phone, or Skype.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Please download and bring the signed Consent Form and completed Nutrition Intake Form to your initial appointment. These forms help me to obtain a complete medical history and form the basis of my recommendations. When completing the 3 day food record, please include as much detail as possible, including what you ate, how much you ate, where you ate, and what time you ate.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to see you?

Some insurance plans require a doctor’s referral to see a Registered Dietitian, please check with your insurance provider. If you do not have insurance, you do not need a referral.

Where are you located?

Susan Macfarlane Nutrition is located in the Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre, which is attached to the Nepean Sportsplex at 1701 Woodroffe Ave. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Free parking is available.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Advanced notice of 24 hours is required for all appointment cancellations. If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee of $40 will be charged.

How many appointments will I need?

The number of appointments you need depends on yourpresenting nutrition concerns, your health status, motivation, and confidence. If you are interested in meeting with me to ensure your diet is nutritionally adequate, 1-2 appointments will usually suffice. Chronic health conditions, including obesity, eating disorders, type 2 diabetes, and IBS require more frequent appointments. Nutrition packages are recommended for these conditions.

How old do I need to be to see a Registered Dietitian?

I am qualified to see individuals of all ages. If you are underage (less than 18 years) and would like to meet with me alone, you must be able to provide informed consent, which means that you are capable of understanding the following:

  • What the nutrition treatment is
  • Who will be performing the nutrition treatment
  • Why the nutrition treatment is important
  • Alternatives to the nutrition treatment
  • Risks and side-effects of the nutrition treatment and alternatives
  • Outcomes of not having the nutrition treatment

Please note that I reserve the right to determine an individual’s ability to provide informed consent.

Live outside of Ottawa? No problem!

I’m happy to work with you electronically through email, Skype, and phone.*

*Due to legallities, e-nutrition is unavailable to residents in Alberta, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island.