The practice of healing through dietary means is my greatest passion.
Living with digestive issues and Celiac disease quickly (and accidentally) catapulted me into a world of healthy, uncomplicated eating with the side-effect of becoming a pretty darn good home cook and make-ahead meal-prepper. You'll never catch me unprepared when it comes to meals and snacks; I've always got food on hand, which initially grew out of necessity, but now is out of pure self-love and a passion for healthy living. Plus, you (probably) wouldn't like me when I'm hangry.
My love of teaching others about health, wellness, and the power of nutrition have afforded me so many great opportunities in my career; I couldn't be more grateful! My portfolio includes private and corporate nutrition consulting, clinical nutrition, teaching in higher education, nutrition communications (scientific, customer-oriented, blogs, social media, public speaking, television), and working with chefs and culinary experts.
I hold a Bachelor of Science from U of T with majors in Human Biology and Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University. I completed my dietetic internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. I am a member of Dietitians of Canada as well as the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
As a Registered Dietitian, my life revolves around helping others rediscover the joy of food, feel good about their choices and save time, money and stress. You can do it too! My philosophy is simple: fuel your body with great food as part of a healthy lifestyle to enjoy a higher quality of life. You know how you feel when you eat nutritious food versus the alternative...why not feel better more often?
I love empowering people to make realistic, educated (read: research-based, safe), choices appropriate for their unique lives (you're a snowflake - there's nobody like you!).
I am passionate about nutrition and health and I love continuously learning about the factors that influence human health - mentally, physically and emotionally.