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I am a registered dietitian with over 20 years experience. I provide services for adults in nutrition for mental health, body image, emotional eating and binge eating disorder. Throughout my career, I have worked with a variety of populations, and one thing they have all had in common, aside from the obvious fact that we all need to eat, is that we are complex creatures, with complicated relationships with food and our bodies. And that relationship with food can really suck the joy out of life and keep us from reaching our goals. My goal is to help you heal that relationship with food and your body. No restrictive diets and no shaming here. I practice from a weight inclusive, health at every size, trauma-informed and intuitive eating stand point. I strive to provide a safe space for all. LGBTQ2S+ welcome. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me to schedule a free 15 minute discovery call. Dietitian services may be covered by your insurance plan.
As a registered dietitian, I have always been passionate about health, food and well-being. I aim to help my clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and balanced eating habits through a realistic and personalized approach as well as to prevent and manage chronic diseases. As an avid sports enthusiast, I understand the energy requirements and the body's needs to perform well in sports such as skiing, running, team and individual sports. My mission is to help transform the subject of nutrition into an invigorating rather than intimidating experience. En tant que diététicienne, j'ai toujours été passionnée par la santé, l'alimentation et le bien-être. Mon objectif est d'aider mes clients à développer une relation saine avec la nourriture et des habitudes alimentaires équilibrées grâce à une approche réaliste et personnalisée, ainsi qu'à prévenir et gérer les maladies chroniques. En tant que passionnée de sport, je comprends les besoins énergétiques et les besoins du corps pour être performant dans des sports tels que le ski, la course à pied, les sports d'équipe et individuels. Ma mission est d'aider à transformer le sujet de la nutrition en une expérience vivifiante plutôt qu'intimidante.
In my practise, I focus on preventative health and a long-term physical and mental wellness approach to eating. By exploring your relationship with food, weight and body, and implementing practical skills to prepare and organize your meals, you can expect personalized discussions and recommendations that consider all aspects of food and nutrition. Let's connect and work together to achieve your goals!
Pediatric | Prenatal | Eating Disorder | SOS trained feeding therapist With my unique professional experience and cultural background, I am committed to helping individuals of all ages achieve their optimal health through evidence-based nutrition guidance. With a specialization in pediatrics nutrition and eating disorders, I bring a unique set of skills and expertise to the table. 👶 Pediatric Nutrition: As a specialist in pediatric nutrition, I work closely with families to ensure the healthy growth and development of children. My goal is to empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to support healthy growth and development in their little ones. Whether it's introducing solid foods, addressing picky eating habits, managing food allergies, or promoting balanced diets, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. 🤰 Prenatal Nutrition: During the precious journey of pregnancy, proper nutrition is crucial for both the mother and the growing baby. I provide personalized prenatal nutrition plans, ensuring that expectant mothers receive the nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. From managing morning sickness to optimizing nutrient intake, I'm dedicated to ensuring a smooth and nourishing pregnancy experience. 🍽️ Eating Disorders: My empathetic approach extends to individuals facing eating disorders. I believe in healing relationships with food and body through a non-judgmental and compassionate lens. Through compassionate counseling and tailored nutritional guidance, I assist clients in their journey toward self-acceptance, healing and body positivity. My approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and a commitment to evidence-based practice. I respect and celebrate diversity, tailoring my guidance to align with your cultural preferences and traditions. I believe that every individual deserves a personalized nutrition plan that fits their unique needs and lifestyle. Let's work together to achieve your nutrition goals, whether it's nurturing your child's growth, supporting a healthy pregnancy, or overcoming eating challenges. Your journey to a healthier, happier you begins here. 📞 Book a 15-minute discovery call today and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier future.
Hi there! I am Anna, and I'm so glad you're here. As a registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counsellor I specialize in supporting folx of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds find peace with food and their bodies. I take a weight inclusive and trauma-informed approach, focusing on cultivating a positive and healthy relationship with food and your body, rather than trying to achieve a specific weight or shape. I know that there is a lot of stigma and discrimination around larger bodies and I strive to create a safer and more supportive environment for all of my clients. My goal is to be your guide as you (re)learn to listen to your body's signals of hunger and fullness, and as you (re)build trust in yourself to make food choices that feel good and nourishing for you in your body. I also incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion practices in order to embody a holistic approach that encompasses physical, mental and emotional health. I would be honoured to meet you, and support you on your journey to a more positive and peaceful relationship with food and your body.
Graduée de l'université McGill avec un baccalauréat en Diététique et Nutrition Humaine, je suis passionnée par l'alimentation et les effets bénéfiques qu'elle peut avoir sur notre corps. Que ce soit pour la prévention ou la gestion de maladies chroniques, pour optimiser vos performances sportives ou bien pour améliorer votre qualité de vie, je vous aiderai à trouver l'équilibre entre le plaisir de manger et la santé! Graduated from McGill University with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition, I am passionate about food and its benefits on the human body. Whether it is for prevention or management of chronic disease, to optimize athletic performances or to improve your quality of life, I will help you find a balance between pleasurable eating and health!
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Eating healthy can feel like a daunting task, especially with the abundance of diet trends and conflicting nutrition advice out there. That's where a dietitian who can help you with meal planning comes in handy!
Our nutrition professionals have the expertise to guide you through the maze of food choices and create a personalized meal plans tailored to your unique needs.
In this section, we'll explore the many benefits of working with a dietitian, how they can help you achieve your health goals, and what to expect during a consultation.
When working with a dietitian, meal planning is about more than just handing you a pre-made meal plan and sending you on your way.
A dietitian who specializes in meal planning will take the time to get to know you before customizing a plan to your preferences, condition, goals, cooking skills, schedule, and more. Your dietitian will also teach you skills that will allow you to participate in and eventually create meal plans for yourself - if that aligns with your goals.
When working with a dietitian for help with meal planning, they will start by evaluating your current eating habits and identifying areas where improvements can be made. They'll also take into account your lifestyle, activity level, and any medical conditions you may have.
After assessing your needs, your dietitian may offer to either 1) design a meal plan that fits your preferences and goals or 2) develop of more flexible structure aimed to guide your decision-making during the week. This can include deciding on or providing delicious and nutritious recipes, grocery lists, and portion guidelines.
Your dietitian specializing in meal planning will continue to be there to provide ongoing support and guidance, answering any questions you may have and helping you stay on track with your meal plan and goals.
Working on meal planning with a dietitian can provide numerous benefits, including:
Receive customized nutrition advice tailored to your unique needs
Assistance in managing medical conditions through dietary changes
Support in achieving weight loss or other health goals
Access to delicious and healthy recipes
Reduce stress by removing the burden of decision-making
Save time with more efficient shopping and cooking.
Save money at the grocery store by buying food you have a higher chance of eating (because you know when you will eat it!)
Start by asking friends, family, or healthcare providers for recommendations. You can also search for registered dietitians in your area through professional organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or search right here on Online Nutrition.
Ensure the dietitian you choose is a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Check for additional certifications or specializations in areas relevant to your needs, such as body weight concerns or diabetes education.
Your dietitian will begin by gathering information about your medical history, dietary habits, and lifestyle. They will also ask about your goals and preferences as they take a collaborative-approach to care.
Together, you and your dietitian will set achievable goals and develop a customized nutrition care plan which may include (but is not limited to!) a meal plan, meal planning, nutrition education, and goal-setting to help you make small sustainable changes that last.
Your dietitian will provide ongoing support, making adjustments to your nutrition care plan (or meal plan if you have one) as needed and offering guidance to help you stay on track.
Working with a dietitian on meal planning can provide you with the personalized nutrition guidance and support you need to achieve your health goals.
Whether you're looking to manage a medical condition, lose weight, or simply improve your overall well-being, a meal planning dietitian can help you navigate the complex world of nutrition and create a plan tailored to your unique needs. So, why wait? Take the first step towards a healthier, happier life by finding the right dietitian for you.
In Canada, there is sometimes a difference between the terms Dietitian and nutritionist. While both titles can be use interchangeably in some provinces, this is not the case in others.
The title ‘Dietitian’ is protected by law across Canada in every province. The term ‘nutritionist’ however, is only a protected title in Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Only nutrition professionals who are regulated and have protected titles have a legal scope of practice which includes: providing individualized nutrition counselling, medical nutrition therapy, and nutrition education to individuals with specific health concerns.
That said, while the term "nutritionist" is sometimes used on this website, it is important to note that we only work with licensed Registered Dietitians in good standing with their provincial regulatory bodies. That means you can be assured that all of our partners providing nutrition counselling meet the education and ethical standards set by all of the provincial regulatory bodies across Canada.
We strongly recommend that you consult with a Registered Dietitian (or other recognized healthcare professional such as a doctor) when you are considering making any significant dietary changes.
Rest assured that on Online Nutrition, every nutrition professional is vetted to confirm they are a Registered Dietitian in good standing with their provincial regulatory body.
Individuals report feeling more confident in their food choices after working with a registered dietitian.
4 out of 5 Canadian adults possess a chronic disease risk factor, such as smoking, inactivity, poor diet, or alcohol misuse.
2.7M Canadians with diabetes benefit more from dietitian-led interventions than non-dietitian ones, as evidenced by lower A1C levels.