MS, RD – Counselling Dietitian
I’m a mom of two adorable boys and just like many of my clients, deal with common issues such as picky eating and food throwing (who doesn’t?). I too, am attempting to raise healthy and independent eaters, which certainly is not without hurdles. I’ve discovered the challenges of picky eating and the joys of a glass of wine, all at the same time. I believe that nutrition and eating should be fun. My goal is to help simplify the feeding process and present nutrition information in a real and easy way to understand.
I’m a Registered Dietitian, mom to toddler Peter and baby Ryan, wife to David, and potential future-runner (it’s important to have a goal). I’ve completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University and then went on to earn a Master of Science in Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University.
Prior to focusing on pediatric and family nutrition, I practiced in the areas of chronic disease prevention and healthy weight loss. I’m a member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta and a certified Craving Change expert who uses motivational and problem-solving techniques to help clients reach their nutrition goals.
In my spare time (aka ‘in my dreams’) I enjoy reading and rock climbing, but mainly spending time with my family.
RD, Mom of two
I’m a mom of two very active and fun boys, aged 8 and 6 years old. I know first-hand the joys and challenges that come with feeding a family. I totally get the frustration of having a picky eater (or a” late-bloomer-of-enjoying-all-tastes-and-textures”!). I understand what it is like to plan and prepare nutritious and tasty meals while juggling family activities. I also have vivid memories of trying to manage cravings and aversions while pregnant and then getting back into shape after giving birth.
While I’ve had a lot of experience being a mom, I’ve had even more experience being a Registered Dietitian – over 13 years of working in many different aspects of dietetics. Also, I am certified in the Craving Change approach to achieving a healthy weight. These experiences, along with being a mom, give me a valuable perspective on all aspects of family nutrition.
I find it so gratifying being able to help individuals and families discover ways that they can achieve their nutrition-inspired goals. Even better is seeing them put these into practice and the joy and empowerment that they feel!
Last but not least, I love food (and not just the ‘healthy’ stuff). I believe that the pleasure of eating is just as important as the nourishment that it provides. As my sons say, “Mom loves vegetables AND chocolate!”…and so do they!
I’m a proud mom of three energetic and sweet boys, and I’m all about family, friends and food (is wine considered food?).
I graduated from the Broadcasting / Communications program at Mount Royal University in Calgary and since have had opportunities to work in marketing, advertising, social media and administration.
I am thrilled to be joining Sarah and her team now and know first hand the challenges that come with having ‘picky eaters’. I’m always on the hunt for new recipe ideas and advice to get through the mealtime struggles with my three littles (especially rushed breakfasts!) and believe in encouraging my kids to build a healthy relationship with ALL types of food!