Halifax

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Rockingham Ridge Plaza
30 Farnham Gate Road
Halifax NS
B3M 3W8
Phone: (902) 445-8446
Email: info.halifax@simplyforlife.com

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Clinic Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Why we're awesome

At Simply For Life Halifax, we empower people in our community to achieve their ultimate health by adopting simple yet profound nutrition and lifestyle changes. Our program is based on real, whole food, and lots of motivation and accountability. It’s that simple.

Nutrition Coach

Meredith Lapp

BA(Hons), BSc, RD

meredith@simplyforlife.com

Meredith is an outgoing and approachable registered dietitian committed to making emerging nutrition research relevant, useful, and memorable. She is mom to a very energetic toddler, counsels full-time at Simply For Life, and takes a realistic approach to fitting food prep, fitness, and self-care into her clients’ busy lifestyles! She was recognized nationally as a Simply For Life Top Consultant in 2019. Meredith’s nutrition philosophy centres around a “back to basics” whole food approach: choosing the right foods, at the right times, in the right portions. Living with a severe peanut allergy herself, Meredith is familiar with the lifelong challenges that go along with food-related limitations, and she enjoys helping clients find sustainable solutions to similar restrictions. Meredith has particular interest in sports nutrition and strongly encourages women to incorporate weightlifting into their fitness regimens. Originally from Toronto, Meredith holds a BA(Hons) from the University of King’s College.

After varied early career experience in event planning, acting, children’s camps, and resume counselling, Meredith found her passion for fitness and nutrition while training for her first Bluenose 10k and half marathon (21km) races, and returned to school to pursue dietetic training (BSc, RD) at Mount Saint Vincent University. She completed her internship experience at the Canadian Diabetes Association, Camp Morton (a summer camp for teens with Type 1 diabetes), and two long-term care centres. Meredith’s favourite food is pickles! Her family’s favourite Simply For Life recipes include the Keto Shepherd’s Pie, Mila’s Banana Egg Pancakes, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Red Lentil Curry and – of course – the Easy as 1,2,3 Energy Bites.

Meredith Lapp

Meredith Lapp

Meredith is an outgoing and approachable registered dietitian committed to making emerging nutrition research relevant, useful, and memorable. She is mom to a very energetic toddler, counsels full-time at Simply For Life, and takes a realistic approach to fitting food prep, fitness, and self-care into her clients’ busy lifestyles! She was recognized nationally as a Simply For Life Top Consultant in 2019. Meredith’s nutrition philosophy centres around a “back to basics” whole food approach: choosing the right foods, at the right times, in the right portions. Living with a severe peanut allergy herself, Meredith is familiar with the lifelong challenges that go along with food-related limitations, and she enjoys helping clients find sustainable solutions to similar restrictions. Meredith has particular interest in sports nutrition and strongly encourages women to incorporate weightlifting into their fitness regimens. Originally from Toronto, Meredith holds a BA(Hons) from the University of King’s College.

After varied early career experience in event planning, acting, children’s camps, and resume counselling, Meredith found her passion for fitness and nutrition while training for her first Bluenose 10k and half marathon (21km) races, and returned to school to pursue dietetic training (BSc, RD) at Mount Saint Vincent University. She completed her internship experience at the Canadian Diabetes Association, Camp Morton (a summer camp for teens with Type 1 diabetes), and two long-term care centres. Meredith’s favourite food is pickles! Her family’s favourite Simply For Life recipes include the Keto Shepherd’s Pie, Mila’s Banana Egg Pancakes, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Red Lentil Curry and – of course – the Easy as 1,2,3 Energy Bites.

Nutrition Coach

Joan Shepard

Registered Dietitian

joan@simplyforlife.com

Joan holds a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Acadia University. Her work experience in Dietetics and Nutrition spans 30+ years, working in Edmonton counselling patients as a Clinical Dietitian, moving to Charlottetown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital developing patient menus and recipes, moving to Aramark in Toronto as Regional Dietitian and Dietetic Internship Director responsible for ensuring Dietitians were trained and performing as Registered Dietitians, and most recently Director of Food Service, and Clinical Dietitian in a large Long Term Care Centre in Eastern Ontario. In 2003, Joan was asked to develop the 6 courses in the Food Service Worker Certificate Program at a well known Community College. This program has reached over 10,000 students training them for successful food service careers in Long Term Care. Joan continues to instruct online nutrition courses in this program and has a passion for teaching and helping others. Following a very successful career in Dietetics, Joan moved to Halifax in November, 2016 to be near family.

She has now joined the Simply For Life team to utilize her skills to help others achieve their health goals. Joan has personal experience and success in understanding the challenges, strategies, and commitment required to achieve weight management. The combination of studies in nutrition, experience with clients of different demographics working to achieve weight loss and maintenance goals, as well as personal success in overcoming obstacles to weight loss have allowed Joan to have a fulsome appreciation of client needs, challenges and obstacles. In her spare time, she loves to cook and bake, and try new recipes; always searching for healthier options She enjoys crafts, and is hoping to learn to quilt. Joan enjoys refinishing furniture and loves collecting vintage brooches, which you will see her wearing. What makes Joan a great coach? Her empathy, resourcefulness, and client commitment is appreciated by clients lucky enough to work with her her. Joan won’t rest until her clients achieve success. Joan specializes in working with mature clients, and those who wish to lose significant weight.

Joan Shepard

Joan Shepard

Joan holds a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition from Acadia University. Her work experience in Dietetics and Nutrition spans 30+ years, working in Edmonton counselling patients as a Clinical Dietitian, moving to Charlottetown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital developing patient menus and recipes, moving to Aramark in Toronto as Regional Dietitian and Dietetic Internship Director responsible for ensuring Dietitians were trained and performing as Registered Dietitians, and most recently Director of Food Service, and Clinical Dietitian in a large Long Term Care Centre in Eastern Ontario. In 2003, Joan was asked to develop the 6 courses in the Food Service Worker Certificate Program at a well known Community College. This program has reached over 10,000 students training them for successful food service careers in Long Term Care. Joan continues to instruct online nutrition courses in this program and has a passion for teaching and helping others. Following a very successful career in Dietetics, Joan moved to Halifax in November, 2016 to be near family.

She has now joined the Simply For Life team to utilize her skills to help others achieve their health goals. Joan has personal experience and success in understanding the challenges, strategies, and commitment required to achieve weight management. The combination of studies in nutrition, experience with clients of different demographics working to achieve weight loss and maintenance goals, as well as personal success in overcoming obstacles to weight loss have allowed Joan to have a fulsome appreciation of client needs, challenges and obstacles. In her spare time, she loves to cook and bake, and try new recipes; always searching for healthier options She enjoys crafts, and is hoping to learn to quilt. Joan enjoys refinishing furniture and loves collecting vintage brooches, which you will see her wearing. What makes Joan a great coach? Her empathy, resourcefulness, and client commitment is appreciated by clients lucky enough to work with her her. Joan won’t rest until her clients achieve success. Joan specializes in working with mature clients, and those who wish to lose significant weight.

Nutrition Coach

Hannah Guendert

Holistic Nutrition Advisor

hannah.guendert@simplyforlife.com

Hannah is an enthusiastic Holistic Nutrition Consultant, inspired through her own personal wellness journey. Driven to implement long-term, convenient and affordable lifestyle changes, Hannah integrates wellness through mind, body and soul connection.

Prior to finding her passion for holistic health, Hannah studied at Brock University. Although her time there was meaningful, her experience left her exhausted, ill and undernourished. Her self-care and changing diagnoses led her to find holistic modalities and care to help encourage health. After Hannah received her BA in Sociology, she was inspired to take her wellness to the next level.

Hannah studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) in North York, where she not only learned how to treat the body as a whole, but to support health with nutrition. She graduated IHN with a new love for herbal medicine and continues to expand her knowledge around the power of plants. As a Holistic Nutrition Advisor, Hannah understands that everyone’s journey is unique and is motivated to inspire wellness with her clients, so they too can find balance.

When Hannah isn’t fueling her passion, you will find her drinking tea, outside foraging for wild herbs, hiking with her two pups or in the kitchen trying out new health treats to share with friends and family.

Hannah Guendert

Hannah Guendert

Hannah is an enthusiastic Holistic Nutrition Consultant, inspired through her own personal wellness journey. Driven to implement long-term, convenient and affordable lifestyle changes, Hannah integrates wellness through mind, body and soul connection.

Prior to finding her passion for holistic health, Hannah studied at Brock University. Although her time there was meaningful, her experience left her exhausted, ill and undernourished. Her self-care and changing diagnoses led her to find holistic modalities and care to help encourage health. After Hannah received her BA in Sociology, she was inspired to take her wellness to the next level.

Hannah studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) in North York, where she not only learned how to treat the body as a whole, but to support health with nutrition. She graduated IHN with a new love for herbal medicine and continues to expand her knowledge around the power of plants. As a Holistic Nutrition Advisor, Hannah understands that everyone’s journey is unique and is motivated to inspire wellness with her clients, so they too can find balance.

When Hannah isn’t fueling her passion, you will find her drinking tea, outside foraging for wild herbs, hiking with her two pups or in the kitchen trying out new health treats to share with friends and family.