Hear the word dietitian and “diet” may come to mind.
In reality, a diet is far from what you will receive from working with a dietitian. Nutrition counseling doesn’t mean you are handed a diet and waved out the door. It means learning about you as a whole person, taking into consideration your health concerns, lifestyle, activity level, time constraints, and food preferences. Your concerns and wishes will be heard and addressed. Your questions will be answered. Based on your individual needs, your dietitian will work with you to create a plan that is meaningful to you. Your personal plan will likely evolve over time. Sessions may involve coaching or goal setting, identifying real-life barriers that may be preventing your success.
Most of all, you can count on reliable information from someone who is passionate about real food for real life.
Dietitians translate complex, evidenced-based knowledge into practical solutions tailored to each client or family. Registered Dietitians are regulated health care professionals who are held to a high level of professional conduct and care, just like medical doctors. If you are curious about the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist, please read here to provide some clarity: https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Find-A-Dietitian/Difference-Between-Dietitian-and-Nutritionist.aspx
Nutrition counseling covers a broad range of topics and concerns, including:
– Meal planning
– Repairing difficult relationships with food
– Overall wellness and disease prevention
– Feeding infants, toddlers, children
– Pre and post natal nutrition
– Vegetarian & vegan lifestyles
– Food intolerances
– Celiac disease
– Heart disease, elevated cholesterol
– Weight management
– Athletic training and performance
If you have an issue that is not listed above, and you would like to check before booking an appointment, please send us an email!
Jill’s love for food and its impact on our lives and our health led her to complete her Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. She graduated from UBC in 2012 following a one-year internship with Fraser Health. Jill’s experience ranges from hospital based acute and intensive care of both pediatric and adult populations to providing family-based education and one on one counseling.
Jill believes in empowering her clients with the knowledge and skills to make lifestyle modifications to meet their personal health goals. Should your focus be on general nutrition and overall health, chronic disease management, food intolerance, weight management, or beyond, Jill believes that food should always be delicious and most often nourishing…which includes those intended to nourish the soul! (insert favourite chocolate here).
Particular interests of Jill’s include infant and family feeding, building positive relationships with food, and diabetes. Jill is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has five years experience helping clients of all ages learn how to continue to enjoy food as part of their diabetes care.
Outside of the office, Jill is likely exploring the mountains with her four-legged best friend or creating something new in the kitchen.
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