About JM Nutrition

About JM Nutrition Team

Learn more about JM Nutrition: Nutritionist & Dietitian Canada and its team of practitioners

Our Team

JM Nutrition Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists have unique areas of specialization allowing you to receive the highest level of expertise–one of the reasons why we come highly recommended by our clients and many doctors.

Our practitioners conduct nutritional counselling in various Canadian provinces. For more information, visit each practitioner profile.

In addition, our practitioners work with foods from around the world. Learn more: culturally competent dietitians and nutritionists.

Registered Dietitians

Registered Dietitian Mississauga Lyndsay Hall

Lyndsay Hall, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Lyndsay brings with her a good deal of experience in:

Watch: Dietitian Lyndsay Hall discusses her nutritional counselling services

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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Qualifications

Lyndsay Hall, Registered Dietitian (RD), BASc

Lyndsay Hall is a graduate of Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. What’s more, she completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

In addition, Lyndsay is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada as well.

 

History

Mississauga dietitian (as well as Toronto), Lyndsay, is no doubt passionate about nutrition. As a result, she communicates effectively with clients, as well as practitioners, from all walks of life.

With much of her time spent treating patients with various gastro-intestinal conditions at a clinical internship, Lyndsay gained significant knowledge and experience with nutritional management of various bowel diseases. These include Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

As a Registered Dietitian, Lyndsay offers highly personalized and client-centred nutrition counselling from an evidence-based perspective.

Furthermore, Lyndsay prides herself on being thorough and detail-oriented. At the same time, she has a realistic, down-to-earth and supportive approach. As a result, her clients highly appreciate and value her counselling methods.

As an added bonus, Lyndsay has a solid knowledge base of various international foods, placing her in a prime position to help people from various cultural backgrounds adjust their eating habits.

All in all, Lyndsay’s passion, enthusiasm and dedication to promoting healthy eating and wellness are simply exceptional.

JM Nutrition Mississauga Dietitian Office

Registered Dietitian New Brunswick Maude Morin

Maude Morin, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Maude conducts nutritional counselling with clients 18+ years of age in the following areas:

Watch: Dietitian Maude Morin discusses her nutritional counselling services

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Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Maude Morin, BSN, MAN, RD

Maude completed her undergraduate degree at Acadia University in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also completed a Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph and simultaneous accredited dietetic internship in the Niagara Region.

In addition, Maude is licensed with the New Brunswick Association of Dietitians and College of Dietitians of Ontario. What’s more, Maude is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Maude strives to share her love of food and nutrition with her clients by focusing on simplicity. Her nutrition philosophy centres around the notion that long-term success can be achieved through flexibility and small, sustainable changes over time. Through an inclusive and compassionate approach, Maude ensures clients feel heard and respected in their counselling sessions.

Furthermore, Maude offers support by building accountability, goal-setting skills and individualized meal plans to guide clients toward their goals.

Maude’s experience is largely grounded in community retail environments where she has counselled hundreds of clients with numerous health problems and varying goals. This has challenged her to stay up to date on research for many men’s and women’s health concerns, preparing her to work with diverse client populations.

Moreover, Maude enjoys conducting virtual and in-person nutrition workshops and corporate lunch and learn nutrition presentations for groups.

Last, Maude conducts virtual counselling sessions, servicing Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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Registered Dietitian Kirsten Swantee JM Nutrition

Kirsten Swantee, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NL, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Kirsten has specialized training and experience in the following areas:

Watch: Dietitian Kirsten Swantee discusses her nutritional counselling services

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Kirsten Swantee, BSc, Registered Dietitian (RD) 

A graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Acadia University, Kirsten Swantee also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honours. 

Kirsten is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association and is a member of Dietitians of Canada.

History

Kirsten is a dietitian from St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she studied biochemistry for two years at Memorial University of Newfoundland, before moving to Nova Scotia to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Acadia University.  

She completed her dietetic practicum in the Annapolis Valley with rotations in community health, long-term care, hospital food-service management, clinical nutrition and diabetes education.

In addition, Kirsten completed honours research evaluating the effectiveness of the cardiac rehabilitation program in the Annapolis Valley.  

Kirsten believes in eating real, whole foods, balanced meals, and that, in moderation, anything can fit into a healthy diet.

She uses a personalized approach to nutrition counselling, through careful listening and the ability to simplify the complexities of the nutrition world to create a practical plan for making changes.

Without a doubt, Kirsten excels at helping clients set realistic goals, find simple ways to improve their health, gain confidence with food choices, build sustainable healthy habits and ultimately reach their goals.  

Moreover, she provides flexible customized plans, ongoing education and accountability, all in a supportive, judgement-free environment. Kirsten is excited at every opportunity to help someone improve their health through food.

In addition to offering virtual nutritional counselling, Kirsten is a registered dietitian in Halifax. Visit: JM Nutrition Halifax Dietitian Office

Registered Pediatric Dietitian Jordan Thompson JM Nutrition

Jordan Thompson, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, AB, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

As a pediatric and prenatal dietitian, Jordan has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Paediatric nutrition support:
    • Dietitian for newborns.
    • Nutritional support for infants and toddlers.
    • Nutritional counselling for school-aged children.
    • Dietitian for adolescents.
    • Family nutrition: family meal planning.
    • Nutritional support for food allergies & intolerances.
    • Packing school lunches.
    • Feeding relationship.
    • Development of a healthy body image.
    • Improving relationship with food.
    • Diet counselling for introduction to solids.
    • Picky eating behaviour management.
    • Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA).
    • Iron Deficiency Anemia.
    • Pediatric weight management (helping children create healthy habits).
    • Growth flattening.
    • Failure to Thrive.
  • Prenatal and postnatal support of a dietitian
    • Nutritional support for gestational diabetes.
    • Nutritional interventions for fertility.
    • Optimum nutrition while breastfeeding.
    • Support for mothers following dairy-free diet (for babies with CMPA).
  • Adult weight management (weight loss & weight gain). 
  • Chronic disease management
    • Diabetes (pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes) management.
    • High blood pressure management.
    • High cholesterol management.
  • Women’s health dietitian for PCOS, menopause.
  • Oncology nutrition (adults & children; before, during and after treatment).
  • Building a healthy relationship with food, mindful and intuitive eating.
  • Failure to thrive.

Watch: Dietitian Jordan Thompson discusses her nutritional counselling services

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Jordan Thompson, RD, DDEPT, BSc

Jordan is a graduate of the Diploma and Dietetic Education and Practical Training program at Brescia University College. She completed an accredited dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences where she studied to become a Registered Dietitian.

In addition, Jordan also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia University College.  

Jordan is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, College of Dietitians of Alberta and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

During her dietetic internship at Hamilton Health Sciences, Jordan completed placements in a variety of care settings that have prepared her to work with diverse clientele. Most notably, through her placements at McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus, she gained valuable clinical experience in the areas of diabetes management, weight management, oncology nutrition, and of course, paediatric nutrition. 

Jordan’s passion and enthusiasm lend themselves to  helping clients meet their personal health goals through providing individualized nutrition care and support.

She enjoys working with children, adults, and whole families. Jordan is a nutritional consultant whose empathetic nature allows her to form meaningful connections with clients to provide the best care possible. 

As a Registered Dietitian, Jordan uses an evidenced-based approach for all nutrition recommendations, working directly with clients to find strategies and care plans that support their specific needs. 

Lastly, Jordan is a firm believer that all foods can fit into a balanced diet and that there is no one-size fits all approach to healthy eating. As a supportive, down-to-earth practitioner, she will help you develop a positive relationship with food where all foods can be enjoyed in a healthy and sustainable way. 

Kristina Dunkley Registered Dietitian Ottawa JM Nutrition

Kristina Dunkley, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Kristina brings with her a good deal of experience in:

  • Diabetes management (pre-diabetes, Type 1, 2 and gestational), especially with blood sugar regulation 
  • Weight management, specifically nutritional counselling for weight loss and behaviour change 
  • Pre- and post-natal nutrition such as energy and micronutrient needs during and after pregnancy, breastfeeding and feeding techniques with bottle
  • Pediatric nutrition, particularly feeding difficulties, picky eating, food aversions, childhood obesity, transitioning to solids, tube feeding and blenderized tube feeds 
  • Healthy meal planning with a speciality in ethnic cuisine and plant-based diets
  • Digestive health: IBS and IBD such as Crohn’s Disease & ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis management, celiac, low-residue diet and gluten-intolerance
  • Bariatric nutrition counselling (pre- and post-op)
  • Renal Nutrition education and counselling regarding a low potassium and phosphorous diet, diet modifications and supplementation for peritoneal or hemodialysis, nutrition counselling post-renal transplant 
  • Chronic disease management: hypertension, fatty liver, high cholesterol, heart failure, heart disease 
  • Thyroid health 
  • Women’s health, including PCOS 
  • Geriatric nutrition with a focus on diet modifications for dysphagia or chewing difficulties and diet adjustments to preserve muscle mass 
  • Oncology nutrition before, during and after radiation and/or chemotherapy
  • Nutritional support for autism

Watch: Kristina discusses her nutritional counselling services.

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Kristina Dunkley, Registered Dietitian, MScFN, RD 

Kristina Dunkley is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition program at Western University where she completed both research and an integrated accredited dietetic practicum which included placements across Ontario to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

She is also licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and an active member in the dietetics community.

 

History

A Toronto native based in Ottawa, Kristina has a keen interest in all things nutrition. This fuels her drive to provide exemplary nutrition counselling with all clients and collaboration with other health practitioners. 

Provided the opportunity to treat patient’s with multiple nutrition concerns from many cultures and backgrounds, Kristina has gained significant knowledge and expertise with nutritional management for a variety of health conditions. These include but are not limited to pediatric care, IBD, pre/post-natal care, eating disorders, weight management and many more. 

As a Registered Dietitian, Kristina offers client-centred personalized nutrition counselling using an evidence-based approach to provide thorough nutritional care. Kristina enjoys collaborating with clients using realistic interventions to meet individual goals. 

As an immigrant herself, Kristina has a strong working knowledge of Caribbean food and culture as well as other international cuisines thanks to her many placements across the province with different ethnic populations. As a result, she is an ideal practitioner for individuals from different cultures seeking to change their dietary habits. 

With all that being said Kristina is a well-rounded dietitian whose multifaceted experiences bring a lot to the table for you and our clients.

Kristina provides in-person nutritional counselling out of the JM Nutrition Ottawa office as well as virtual sessions. Visit: JM Nutrition Ottawa Dietitian Office

Registered Dietitian Tiffany Thai

Tiffany Thai, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Tiffany focuses on the following areas:

  • Chronic Disease Management
    • Diabetes management 
    • Fatty liver disease 
    • Cardiovascular health (high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • Weight management (weight loss and gain)
  • Digestive health (IBS, GERD, IBD, FODMAP diet, diverticulitis, gallbladder support: gallstones and cholecystectomy)
  • Arthritis: gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis support
  • Meal planning, including vegetarian and vegan meal planning
  • Dietary management of pancreatitis
  • Particular expertise in East Asian and South Asian cuisine
  • Mindful eating (building healthy relationships with food, Health At Every Size)
  • Paediatric nutrition, including picky eating

Watch: Dietitian Tiffany Thai discusses her nutritional counselling services

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Tiffany Thai, Registered Dietitian (RD), MPH, BSc

Dietitian, Tiffany Thai, is a graduate of the Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Toronto.

In addition, Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia University College, Western University in London, Ontario.

She is also licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Tiffany takes a comprehensive and collaborative approach to her nutritional counselling to ensure clients receive meaningful recommendations.

She provides nutrition education, support, and motivation so that her clients can make changes for long-term health.

During her dietetic internship, Tiffany completed nutrition care placements at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities and Loyalist Family Health Team. Here, she gained a great deal of experience in diabetes management, heart disease, and digestive health, among others.

Tiffany’s background in public health has given her a sophisticated understanding of the multi-factorial influences on nutrition.

As a result, she provides care that is empathetic, non-judgemental and non-stigmatizing.

Tiffany aims to integrate and maintain cultural and lifestyle factors and, incorporates principles of a Health At Every Size approach.

Because of her deep understanding of the role of nutrition on client health as well as her passion for the profession, Tiffany is well-equipped to achieve individualized nutrition goals of clients from all walks of life.

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Registered dietitian and nutritionist Nadja Abada JM Nutrition

Nadja Abada, Registered Dietitian

Services: AB, SK, MB, NS, NB, QC & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Nadja’s areas of focus:

Weight management:

  • weight loss
  • weight gain

Women’s health:

  • Dietitian for menopause, perimenopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Bone density
  • Fertility
  • Breastfeeding, lactation
  • Introduction to solids
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Hair loss
  • Chronic disease management with a registered dietitian:
    • High blood pressure
    • Cholesterol, dyslipidemia & triglycerides
    • Cardiovascular health
    • Cancer support
    • Diabetes (type 2) & insulin resistance
    • Gout
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disease: NAFLD, NASH, cirrhosis
    • Obesity
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Digestive health:
    • Acid reflux
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis
    • Dysphagia
    • Gallbladder health, including gallstones
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroparesis
    • GERD
    • Heartburn
    • Crohn’s and Colitis
    • IBS
    • Indigestion
    • Pancreatitis
  • Mental health with a dietitian and nutritionist:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Sleep
  • Brain health with a registered dietitian:
    • Microbiome: brain-gut axis, dysbiosis
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Autism
    • Dementia
    • Hyperactivity
    • ADHD
    • Orthorexia
  • Special diets:
    • Anti-inflammatory diet
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Plant-based diet
    • Dairy-free diet
  • Other:
    • Skin health nutritionist: acne, eczema
    • Wound healing
    • Family nutrition
    • Enteral nutrition
    • Auto-immune disorders
    • Ostomy, post-ileostomy
    • Pre and post-surgery
    • Supplementation recommendations
    • Geriatric nutrition
    • General healthy eating habits, balanced meals, and portion control
    • Meal preparation assistance to optimize vitamin and mineral intake and absorption
    • Tube feeding

Services the cities of Edmonton and Calgary, as well as the rest of the province of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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Qualifications

Nadja Abada, RD, BSc

Nadja graduated in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Ottawa. She then completed an accredited dietetic internship in Quebec, at the Centre Integre des Services Sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSS), in food service management, public health, and toddler nutrition. Her training followed at the Ottawa Hospital in geriatrics, diabetes and gestational diabetes, cardiac surgery, and nephrology.

Nadja also completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology Sciences, focussed on genetics and molecular biology.

Nadja is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Alberta.

History

Being groomed to be a medical doctor from a young age is reflected in a great depth of knowledge and sharp critical thinking. Nadja practices very holistically, where all the determinants of health are assessed to provide the most comprehensive approach. Having a first bachelor’s degree in genetics and molecular biology, allowed Nadja to use nutrigenomics and the brain-gut axis in her practice.

Nadja has more than 5 years of experience in the private sector, as well as the hospital setting, in the community and home-care, public health, and long-term care, in Ontario and Alberta.

Nadja comes from a multicultural background, having traveled all around the world, and speaking six languages. This rich life experience allowed her to be able to relate to most cultures and connect on a deeper level with her clients, offering them a profound sense of being understood, therefore developing a very strong client report, enabling sustainable changes and successful treatment plans. She is very empathetic and an active listener, working very closely with the priorities and goals of her clients, making them feel heard.

Nadja has a passion to communicate her knowledge to others and see how the quality of life of her clients increases with a healthier nutrition and lifestyle. Nadja strives to improve her client’s relationship with food, giving them sustainable tools to make healthier choices via education and nutritional counselling.

In her spare time, Nadja enjoys hiking and taking a stroll in nature, playing Badminton, spending time with her children, and developing new recipes.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Vanessa Hurley JM Nutrition

Vanessa Hurley, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Vanessa provides nutritional counselling in the following areas:

  • Weight loss and weight gain
  • Behaviour modification, mindful eating, emotional eating, stress eating and binge eating, yo-yo dieting
  • Women’s health:
  • Pediatric nutrition
    • infant
    • toddler
    • school-aged children
    • adolescent nutrition
    • introduction to solids
    • allergies, intolerances
    • picky eating
    • feeding relationship
    • packing school lunches
    • healthy body image
    • family nutrition and meal planning
  • Diabetes and chronic disease
    • blood sugar regulation
    • type 2 diabetes
    • gestational diabetes
    • chronic disease prevention and management:
      • cardiovascular health
      • nutritional support for cancer
  • Digestive health management:
    • IBS
    • IBD
    • GERD
    • FODMAP
  • Identifying nutrient deficiencies by reviewing your current diet
  • Special diets:
    • lactose free, dairy-free
    • low FODMAP
    • Celiac Disease
    • plant-based
    • vegetarian
    • gluten-free
    • allergies, intolerances
    • nutritional support for ADHD (all ages)
  • Skin health:
    • eczema
    • rosacea
    • acne
  • General nutrition for mental health

Provides nutritional counselling for the residents of Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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Qualifications:

Vanessa Hurley, Registered Dietitian 

Vanessa is a registered dietitian with a BSc. in Human Nutrition (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and a Master of Health Sciences (Community Nutrition) from the University of Toronto and has earned numerous scholarships and awards while pursuing her post-secondary and post graduate education. She has been a member of the College of Dietitians since 2004.

 

History:

Vanessa has experience working as a registered dietitian for two major Canadian food companies, in media/nutrition communications, in private practice, and for two Ontario public health units with a prenatal/infant/child health and a chronic disease prevention focus.

Vanessa provides evidence-based food and nutrition advice and compassionate care, working with you to create the best possible plan to meet your goals. Vanessa is passionate about intuitive and mindful eating, helping others develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food no matter the age or stage and helping others develop sustainable, positive eating habits for life. 

She is a mom to two boys and a dog who keep her very active and busy.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Alana Haggerty JM Nutrition

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian

Services: AB, SK, ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Alana focuses on the following areas:

  • Weight management (including both weight loss or weight gain)
  • Liver disease: MASLD, NAFLD, NASH, cirrhosis, other
  • Chronic disease management – type 2 diabetes, cholesterol management, blood pressure management, et al.
  • Digestive support for IBS
  • Help minimize nutritional deficiencies
  • Disordered eating support (see: Dietitians for Eating Disorders section)
  • Nutritional support for athletes (see: Sports Nutritionist section)
  • Balanced eating and basic nutrition principals

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories. In addition to being a dietitian and nutritionist in Edmonton, Alana is also a registered dietitian in Saskatchewan.

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Qualifications

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian, BSc RD, ACE CPT

Alana completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science with a Specialization in Dietetics at the University of Alberta. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Alana continued to fine tune her nutrition care skills and began her career in the area of clinical dietetics. 

Alana is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Alana brings a great deal of new knowledge and passion to her practice as a dietitian. She is eager to break some of the common misconceptions associated with dietitians and relieve some of the hesitancies that may come with seeing an RD. Her vision is to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being to lead a better life. 

Alana’s passion for nutrition developed naturally from her love for sports and seeing the direct impact that nutrition and proper diet has on performance. She grew up in a small rural Alberta town playing a variety of sports including badminton, basketball, volleyball, and of course, running (cross country, track and field et al.).  She ran her first half marathon at the age of 14 and the spark only grew bigger from there.

Specialties

Alana specializes in providing nutrition advice and expertise to endurance athletes, particularly distance runners. A marathon runner herself, she recognizes the importance of optimizing nutrition to help meet your goals and get you to the finish line faster. She is able to provide tailored suggestions and understands first handedly the key nutrition components for distance runners. Her motto: fuel smarter, recover harder! She is always up for a challenge and wants to join you on crushing your next PR!

In addition, Alana has experience in many different areas outside of the sports nutrition realm, including weight and chronic disease management, disordered eating and eating disorders, oncology and more.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist Megan Couturier JM Nutrition

Megan Couturier, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Megan provides nutritional counselling in the following areas:

  • Digestive Health
    • Eating well with IBS or IBD
    • Low-FODMAP trials & reintroduction 
    • GERD management 
    • Celiac Disease, lactose intolerance 
    • Other food allergies 
    • Supplementation recommendations 
  • General Nutrition
    • Healthy eating plans, portion control 
    • Meal Planning + preparation tips 
    • Planning for a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle
    • Women’s health  
  • Chronic Disease Management 
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes 
    • Weight management (weight loss or gain) 
    • Hypertension
    • Mild kidney disease, kidney stones 
    • GOUT management 
    • Improved blood markers (i.e. cholesterol, A1C) 
  • Sports Nutrition (go to section)

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Megan Couturier, RD, BSc Dietetics (Hons) 

Megan completed her undergrad at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. During this time, she also discovered her passion for sports nutrition by working with various varsity teams and offering them nutrition support. Megan completed her dietetic internship on the South Shore of Nova Scotia gaining experience in long-term care, foodservice management, community practice and clinical care. 

Megan is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists and the Ontario College of Dietitians and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History

Megan is a registered dietitian from Moncton, New Brunswick and has always had a strong interest in food and science. After completing a co-op placement in high school with a local Dietitian, Megan knew this was the field for her. Throughout her undergraduate studies she was able to further enhance her food and nutrition knowledge, which allows her to practice today through an evidence-based and client-centreed lens. 

As an athlete herself, Megan has seen firsthand the importance that proper nutrition can have athletic training and recovery. Megan loves breaking down the basics with her clients to find the balance between nutrient dense foods and ones they really enjoy! She is realistic when it comes to creating change with her clients and understands that for most people this is balancing proper nutrition on top of a balanced lifestyle. One of her main goals with clients is to increase their nutrition knowledge and self-confidence so that they may navigate the ever-changing world of nutrition information.

When she is not counselling clients, Megan spends her time training in the gym as a powerlifter, trying out new recipes in the kitchen or spending time with her friends and pets.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

✓  JM Nutrition Halifax office

Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutrition Dietitian Natalie Fraser

Natalie Fraser, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, BC, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Natalie provides nutritional counselling in the following areas:

  • Weight management (weight maintenance, gain and loss, sustainable solutions for long term weight loss)
  • Chronic disease management:
    • Diabetes management (Type 1 & 2)
    • Fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Heart healthy eating (high cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension)
  • Digestive health:
    • IBS management
    • Celiac meal planning and support
    • GERD support
    • Diverticulitis suport
  • Anti- inflammatory diet support
  • Lactose intolerance and dairy-free diet support
  • thyroid health: dietary management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s)
  • Dietary support for rheumatoid arthritis, gout
  • Support with establishing balanced meal patterns
  • Family meal planning
  • Vegan and vegetarian meal planning and diet support
  • Sports Nutrition (go to section)

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Natalie Fraser, RD

Natalie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with a Sports Nutrition focus from Acadia University. During this time, she collaborated with several of the varsity athletes to improve their nutrition and overall sports performance. Following this, she completed the Acadia Dietetic Practicum program within many hospitals of the South Shore region of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Natalie is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists and the Ontario College of Dietitians and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History

As a former athlete herself, Natalie quickly saw the relationship between proper nutrition and sport performance. Excited about the results she was seeing, she developed a passion for helping others excel in the same way.

Dedicated to a pro-active approach, Natalie is committed to helping those love food again and what it can do for their body in a positive way. In addition to her expertise in sports nutrition, Natalie also specializes in digestive health and IBS. Supporting clients in removing the fear from food to help manage their symptoms has been her tool to success over the last few years and has helped many individuals including herself live a regular life regardless of their digestive health.

In her spare time, Natalie likes staying active with weekly hot yoga sessions and spending time outside with family and friends. You can often find her researching new recipes for clients and experimenting in the kitchen to be able to share them confidently with her clients.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island (PEI) Tammy Lomond JM Nutrition

Tammy Lomond, Registered Dietitian

Services: PEI, NS, NB

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Tammy provides nutritional counselling in the following areas:

  • Heart Health (including blood cholesterol and hypertension)
  • Diabetes management (pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Weight management (weight loss or weight gain)
  • General healthy eating
  • Managing energy levels
  • Managing hunger
  • Meal planning
  • Healthy aging
  • Women’s Health (menopause and weight management)
  • Digestive Health (including IBD, IBS, lactose intolerance, acid reflux & GERD, diverticulitis)
  • Kidney health including renal failure
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Arthritis: fibromyalgia, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis support
  • Celiac Disease or gluten-intolerance 
  • Gluten-free meal planning
  • Nutritional support for cancer (i.e. breast)
  • Flexible and balanced approach

Provides services to the residents of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Tammy Lomond, RD, MSc

Tammy Lomond is a graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Western Ontario. She completed an accredited dietetic internship with The Ottawa Hospital Dietetic Internship program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Before studying nutrition, Tammy completed a Masters of Science in Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and worked in greenhouse and field crop research for several years. She has a passion for research and, after completing her Dietetic internship, she served as a Research Advisor for subsequent interns of The Ottawa Hospital Dietetic Internship program. 

Tammy is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Prince Edward Island and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History

Prince Edward Island-based dietitian, Tammy, has 20 years of experience in various settings including hospitals, community health care centres, homecare and private practice. 

As a result, she is knowledgeable in a broad range of nutrition related health issues, from general healthy eating and weight management to chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, renal failure and cancer.

Tammy offers personalized and client-centred nutrition counselling, with a realistic, down-to-earth and supportive approach. 

She enjoys helping clients break through the vast misinformation and confusion related to food–she takes a simple, clear approach to making healthy food choices, balancing meals and making all foods fit.

 

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Vancouver British Columbia Paulina Naylor JM Nutrition

Paulina Naylor, Registered Dietitian

Services: BC, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Paulina provides nutrition counselling for the following areas:

  • Weight loss using a mindful approach
  • Mental health
    • Relationship with food, including emotional and stress eating
    • Disordered eating
    • Binge eating
    • Chronic or yo-yo dieting
  • Digestive health
    • IBS, including the low FODMAP diet
    • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion
    • GERD and acid reflux
    • Celiac disease
    • Intolerances to lactose, gluten, and other triggers
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Peptic ulcers
    • H. Pylori
    • Hiatal hernia
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
    • Post bowel surgery care
  • Chronic disease management
    • Diabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart health
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Kidney stones
    • Liver diseases such as fatty liver, NASH, cirrhosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Cancer
  • Family health
    • Pre- and postnatal nutrition
    • Infant and toddler feeding
    • Picky eating
    • Meal planning for diverse eaters
    • Child and adolescent nutrition
  • Cooking and recipe tips
  • Specialized diet support (vegetarian, keto, low-carb, vegan, etc.)
  • Rheumatologic conditions (arthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.)

Services the city of Vancouver, as well as the rest of the province of British Columbia.

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Qualifications

Paulina Naylor, Registered Dietitian

Paulina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health, Majoring in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia.

After graduating, she began working as a dietitian in a Vancouver primary care clinic.  Specifically, she supports Indigenous clients using trauma-informed and culturally-safe care practices.

Paulina is licensed with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

History

Paulina is a kind, gentle, and positive person who looks for the best in others. Her empathy and passion for human connection, in addition to her experiences working in Indigenous primary care in Vancouver, have given her a deep appreciation for the impact emotions can have on food choices. She will listen to, encourage, and provide validation to clients facing challenges, offering personalized care options to best navigate any client barriers so that they can ultimately achieve their diet-related goals. She believes that change is always possible, and likes to explore achievable opportunities with clients, in order to help them build on their successes.  

Paulina has developed a long-standing appreciation for art of all kinds. She grew up dancing competitively, where she fell in love with the elegance and gracefulness of ballet. Her growing appreciation for the arts prompted her to take up the study of interior design, where she was able to further explore her love of art from a designer’s perspective. 

In recent years, this unwavering love and appreciation has transitioned to the art of cooking and creating exciting recipes that balance healthy eating with flavourful appeal.  Much like in her cooking, her creative side comes alive when problem-solving and brainstorming nutrition interventions with clients. She is comfortable adapting and coming up with different strategies in order to best suit the needs of her clients.

Outside of work, Paulina enjoys spending time with her partner and her family, goes on frequent walks in the city, hikes in nature, and plays old-school video games to wind down after a long day. 

She looks forward to helping you on your journey to health and wellness. 

✓  Vancouver office

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered dietitian and nutritionist Alaa Boumerhi JM Nutrition

Alaa Boumerhi, Registered Dietitian

Services: QC, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Alaa’s areas of focus:

  • Weight management:
    • weight loss and weight gain
  • Chronic disease management with a registered dietitian:
    • Dietary management of diabetes (Type 1 & 2) & blood sugar level balancing
    • Fatty liver disease 
    • Cardiovascular health:
      • high blood pressure
      • high cholesterol
    • Kidney disease support through diet adjustment and personalized meal planning
    • Osteoporosis
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Digestive health with a dietitian: bloating, constipation, diarrhea,  gallbladder health
  • Bariatric nutrition counselling (pre- and post-op)
  • Various diets: dairy-free diet, lactose intolerance, vegan and vegetarian diets
  • Dysphagia management
  • Brain health: dementia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • COPD
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Post-ileostomy
  • General sports nutrition

Provides nutritional counselling to the residents of Montreal and the rest of the province of Quebec.

Read Alaa’s latest contribution: Ramadan Nutrition Tips

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Qualifications

Alaa Boumerhi, RD

Alaa Boumerhi is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a major bachelor’s degree in dietetic from McGill University. She completed her academic journey with an accredited dietetic internship, gaining hands-on experience in various facets of nutrition care, from clinical settings to community health initiatives.

Furthermore, Alaa is duly licensed by the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and holds active membership with Dietitians of Canada, ensuring her adherence to professional standards and ongoing engagement with the latest advancements in the field of dietetics.

History

Alaa Boumerhi’s journey as a Registered Dietitian (RD) is marked by a deep-rooted passion for nutrition and a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Her path began at McGill University, where she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition with a focus on the Dietetics Major program. This accredited program provided Alaa with a solid foundation in nutrition science, complemented by hands-on experience through integrated internship placements.

Upon completing her education, Alaa embarked on her journey as a Registered Dietitian, driven by a desire to help individuals achieve their health and wellness goals through personalized nutrition interventions. She joined the ranks of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and became a licensed member, affirming her dedication to upholding professional standards and ethical practice.

Throughout her career, Alaa has continued to expand her knowledge and expertise, staying abreast of the latest research and advancements in the field of dietetics. As an active member of Dietitians of Canada, she participates in professional development opportunities, networking events, and collaborative initiatives aimed at advancing the practice of dietetics and improving the health of communities.

With a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for her work, Alaa remains committed to empowering individuals to make informed choices about their diet and lifestyle.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Carina Folgering JM Nutrition

Carina Folgering, Registered Dietitian

Services: SK, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Carina focuses her practice on the following areas:

  • Digestive health
    • IBS
    • GERD
    • IBD
    • FODMAP diet
    • diverticulitis
    • gastroparesis
  • Weight management
    • weight loss
    • weight gain
  • Special interest in women’s health
    • perimenopause
    • menopause
  • Chronic disease management
    • Diabetes management (Type 2)
    • Fatty liver disease 
    • Cardiovascular health
      • high blood pressure
      • high cholesterol
  • Meal planning, with knowledge of many different cuisines
  • Mindful eating practices
    • Creating healthy relationships with food with focus on health at every size

Services clients in the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, as well as the rest of the province of Saskatchewan.

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Qualifications

Carina Folgering, Registered Dietitian (RD), BSc

Carina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Saskatchewan.

She is licensed with the Saskatchewan College of Dietitians and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

History

As a Registered dietitian Carina believes in a whole-body, holistic approach. She focuses on client-centered care with personalized goals and plans. She is empathetic and compassionate and strives to understand the person as a whole before developing a plan

Carina has explored many different areas from clinical to community. She has always enjoyed every aspect of nutrition care, but found the most fulfillment working with clients that suffer with gastrointestinal issues. Finding a solution that works for clients and seeing their daily life improve is rewarding.

Carina is passionate about helping clients feel more comfortable navigating the often complicated and unclear world of nutrition. She believes intuitive and mindful eating practices can help achieve their goals while still developing a healthy relationship with food. 

Carina aims to integrate and maintain a client’s established cultural and lifestyle factors and incorporates the principles of a health-at-every-size approach and body positivity.

Carina is well-equipped to achieve individualized nutrition goals of clients from all walks of life because of her understanding of the role of nutrition has on overall client health. This is bolstered by her passion for the profession.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Priya Walia JM Nutrition

Priya Walia, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Priya’s areas of focus:

  • Weight management (weight loss and weight gain)  
  • Chronic disease management
    • Diabetes management (Type 2 & gestational)
    • Fatty liver support
    • Cardiovascular health (high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • Women’s health: menopause & PCOS management
  • Nutritional support for seniors
  • Thyroid management
  • Digestive health management  (IBS, celiac disease, low-FODMAP diet)
  • couples nutritional counselling
  • Arthritis: gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis support
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Gluten free meal planning
  • Meal planning, including plant-based eating & meal planning (introduction to vegan diet planning)
  • Renal nutrition education and counseling regarding a low potassium and phosphorus diet, diet modifications
  • Help with instilling balanced and sustainable eating patterns
  • Proficiency in various cuisines: Mediterranean, South Asian, Middle Eastern and more

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Services the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, as well as the rest of the province of Ontario.

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Qualifications

Priya Walia, RD, DDEPT, BSc

Priya is a graduate of the Diploma and Dietetic Education and Practical Training program at Brescia University College. She completed an accredited dietetic internship with Brescia University College where she studied to become a registered dietitian.

In addition, Priya also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Brescia University College.  

Priya is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

During her dietetic internship at Brescia University, Priya completed placements in a variety of care settings that have prepared her to work with diverse clientele. Most notably, through her placements at St. Joseph’s West 5th Campus and others , she gained valuable clinical experience in the areas of diabetes management, weight management, and of course, community nutrition.

Her ability to connect and help all types of clients from different backgrounds has motivated her to provide the best care possible. 

Priya’s mission is to create a safe space to explore your relationship with food and have a better understanding with your environment to incorporate these changes.

Her specialties include weight management, diabetes and cholesterol management, and women’s health. She focuses on health at every size and aims for an individualized approach for all her clients.

She has a warm and engaging personality, and her south Asian background helps her to relate and guide her clients better. 

Priya’s clients appreciate her empathetic and compassionate approach and say that they leave with a better understanding of foods and empowering them to create a lifestyle that is sustainable.

✓  Mississauga office

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Sports Nutrition Dietitians & Nutritionists

Sports Nutrition Dietitian James Richardson JM Nutrition

James Richardson, Sports Nutrition Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB, PEI (coming soon) & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

James focuses on the following areas of dietetics:

  • Nutrition and diet optimization to support fitness, performance, and recovery for athletes 
  • Sports nutrition and weight cutting for combat sports and martial arts such as:
    • MMA
    • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 
    • Boxing
    • Kickboxing
    • Wrestling
    • Judo
  • Nutritional support for team sports such as:
    • Soccer
    • Hockey
    • Football
    • Basketball
  • Sports nutrition for endurance athletes
  • Nutrient timing for fitness and athletes (pre, during, post)
  • Macronutrients and calorie optimization for body compensation changes (increasing muscle mass, reducing body fat)
  • Nutritional support for young athletes ages 8+
  • Individualized meal planning for fitness and athletes
  • Sports supplements
  • Navigating facts vs myths of performance nutrition 
  • Helping individuals keep a healthy relationship between their diet and athletic goals
  • Nutrition to assist in recovery from injuries and concussions

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

James’ recent written contributions:

How to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat

Pre-Training Nutrition

Learn More About James

Qualifications

James Richardson, Registered Dietitian (c), BSn(FN) 

James completed his Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition with an Integrated Dietetic Internship at the University of Prince Edward Island. Following his graduation from UPEI, James went straight to pursuing his dream of becoming a practicing sports dietitian which ultimately led him to begin work with JM Nutrition.

James is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists, as well as the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

 

History

As a highly dedicated and competitive athlete, nutrition was always an important part of James’ life. However, his passion for food and nutrition truly sparked when he began his fitness journey as a teenager, motivating him to dive deeper into the world of sports nutrition to maximize his fitness goals. From there, James independently studied the science of sports nutrition and applied it to the many different sports he competed in. This eventually led him to the University of Prince Edward Island where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition with an integrated dietetic internship to become a dietitian. 

Growing up on beautiful Prince Edward Island, James kept himself busy by competing in a wide range of different sports including the PEI provincial soccer team, hockey, football, triathlons, track and field, cross country, and weight lifting. More recently, James now dedicates the majority of his time to combat sports and is currently an active mixed martial arts fighter. He regularly trains and hones his skills in many different martial art disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling, judo, and boxing. James continues to compete in various Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions and fight in sanctioned MMA bouts.

James values the importance of having a diet that is not only optimized for your athletic goals, but is also realistic, maintainable, and personalized to fit into your unique life. James understands the stress that comes with pursuing fitness goals and/or competing in high level sports, that is why he strongly believes your diet should be a simple and enjoyable part of the process. James will work directly with you to make the best evidence-based adjustments to your nutrition and diet without the dreaded feeling of being over restricted. He is always excited to work with people at any stage of their fitness journey and athletes from all levels of sport who are looking to optimize their nutrition in a safe, healthy, and effective manner!

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist Personal Trainer Alana Haggerty

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer

Services: AB, SK, ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

As an athlete and marathoner herself, Alana naturally focuses her practice on:

  • Fitness and sports nutrition for athletes age 14+.
  • Sports nutrition for endurance athletes:
    • Learn how to confidently fuel your body and run strong.
    • Individualized nutrition requirements to fuel your body in alignment with your training regime and specific goals.
    • Specific nutrition recommendations for before, during, and after runs to optimize athletic performance and aid in recovery.
    • Discover how to carbohydrate load prior to your next half or full marathon.
    • Optimize your fluid intake: Learn how to appropriately replace your electrolytes and fluid loss using calculations based on your individualized sweat loss rate.
    • Provide guidance while you experiment with various gels, gu’s, sports drinks and electrolyte replacements and learn what works best for you.
    • Learn the principles to set the foundation for training for your next race and for the overall goal of long-term running health.
    • Learn how to adequately fuel to prevent exhaustion, injury and burnout.
    • Nutrition strategies during both on- and off- season, aligned with goals of each.
    • Evidence-based guidance surrounding various sport nutrition supplements and appropriate usage/dosing. 
    • Eliminate diet culture and fuel according to your specific athletic needs.
    • Nutritional counselling for running events (track events, marathon events, et al.)
    • Help minimize nutritional deficiencies during various stages of training.
  • Weight management for athletes (weight loss & weight gain).
  • Meal planning for athletes.
  • Assist with off-season nutrition goals including focusing on body composition.
  • Body composition: reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass.
  • Assist endurance runners with building LEAN body mass.
  • Nutrition programming for building muscle, strength and power.
  • Minimization of nutritional deficiencies.
  • Management of co-existing conditions.
  • Learn more: personal trainer and nutritionist

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

Learn More About Alana

Qualifications

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian, BSc RD, ACE CPT

Alana completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science with a Specialization in Dietetics at the University of Alberta. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Alana continued to fine tune her nutrition care skills and began her career in the area of clinical dietetics. 

Alana is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Alana brings a great deal of new knowledge and passion to her practice as a dietitian. She is eager to break some of the common misconceptions associated with dietitians and relieve some of the hesitancies that may come with seeing an RD. Her vision is to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being to lead a better life. 

Alana’s passion for nutrition developed naturally from her love for sports and seeing the direct impact that nutrition and proper diet has on performance. She grew up in a small rural Alberta town playing a variety of sports including badminton, basketball, volleyball, and of course, running (cross country, track and field et al.).  She ran her first half marathon at the age of 14 and the spark only grew bigger from there.

Specialties

Alana specializes in providing nutrition advice and expertise to endurance athletes, particularly distance runners. A marathon runner herself, she recognizes the importance of optimizing nutrition to help meet your goals and get you to the finish line faster. She is able to provide tailored suggestions and understands first handedly the key nutrition components for distance runners. Her motto: fuel smarter, recover harder! She is always up for a challenge and wants to join you on crushing your next PR!

In addition, Alana has experience in many different areas outside of the sports nutrition realm, including weight and chronic disease management, disordered eating and eating disorders, oncology and more.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist Megan Couturier JM Nutrition

Megan Couturier, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Megan specializes in the following areas:

  • Nutrition support for strength and power athletes 
  • Body composition goals (i.e., increased lean body mass and loss of fat mass)
  • Nutrition support for team sport athletes, 14+ (i.e., football, hockey, soccer, basketball)
  • Nutrition for endurance athletes (i.e., half marathon, full marathon training)
  • Macronutrient calculations and distribution based on individual needs and performance goals 
  • Hydration planning for specific sports (i.e., motor sports, hot climates)
  • Meal planning for athletes 14+  
  • Pre-nutrition, intra-nutrition and post-nutrition for workouts, training or game days 
  • Sport supplement and ergogenic aid protocols

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

Learn More About Megan

Qualifications

Megan Couturier, RD, BSc Dietetics (Hons) 

Megan completed her undergrad at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. During this time, she also discovered her passion for sports nutrition by working with various varsity teams and offering them nutrition support. Megan completed her dietetic internship on the South Shore of Nova Scotia gaining experience in long-term care, foodservice management, community practice and clinical care. 

Megan is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists and the Ontario College of Dietitians and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History

Megan is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick and has always had a strong interest in food and science. After completing a co-op placement in high school with a local Dietitian, Megan knew this was the field for her. Throughout her undergraduate studies she was able to further enhance her food and nutrition knowledge, which allows her to practice today through an evidence-based and client-centred lens. 

As an athlete herself, Megan has seen firsthand the importance that proper nutrition can have athletic training and recovery. Megan loves breaking down the basics with her clients to find the balance between nutrient dense foods and ones they really enjoy! She is realistic when it comes to creating change with her clients and understands that for most people this is balancing proper nutrition on top of a balanced lifestyle. One of her main goals with clients is to increase their nutrition knowledge and self-confidence so that they may navigate the ever-changing world of nutrition information.

When she is not counselling clients, Megan spends her time training in the gym as a powerlifter, trying out new recipes in the kitchen or spending time with her friends and pets.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

✓  JM Nutrition Halifax office

Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutrition Dietitian Natalie Fraser

Natalie Fraser, Sports Nutrition Dietitian

Services: ON, BC, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Natalie specializes in the following areas:

  • Meal Planning for all athletic goals and competitive levels for strength training and endurance sports.
  • Post and pre training fuelling- what to eat to maximize your energy and recovery.
  • Fuelling while travelling for sport.
  • Sports nutrition support for young athletes, ages 6+.
  • Nutrition support for strength, endurance, team and individual sports.
  • Supplement support, if applicable that is evidence based.
  • Improving mindset around food- how it can support you rather than harm you.
  • Fuelling for sport while managing pre existing conditions (IBS, diabetes, etc.).
  • Calculating individual macronutrient needs for sport performance.
  • Body composition:
    • Help managing macronutrients to support body composition goals.
    • Provide support for body composition goals through diet to achieve improved body composition such as increasing lean muscle mass and reducing overall fat percentage.

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the 3 territories.

Learn More About Natalie

Qualifications

Natalie Fraser, RD

Natalie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with a Sports Nutrition focus from Acadia University. During this time, she collaborated with several of the varsity athletes to improve their nutrition and overall sports performance. Following this, she completed the Acadia Dietetic Practicum program within many hospitals of the South Shore region of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Natalie is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Dietitians and Nutritionists and the Ontario College of Dietitians and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History

As a former athlete herself, Natalie quickly saw the relationship between proper nutrition and sport performance. Excited about the results she was seeing, she developed a passion for helping others excel in the same way.

Dedicated to a pro-active approach, Natalie is committed to helping those love food again and what it can do for their body in a positive way. In addition to her expertise in sports nutrition, Natalie also specializes in digestive health and IBS. Supporting clients in removing the fear from food to help manage their symptoms has been her tool to success over the last few years and has helped many individuals including herself live a regular life regardless of their digestive health.

In her spare time, Natalie likes staying active with weekly hot yoga sessions and spending time outside with family and friends. You can often find her researching new recipes for clients and experimenting in the kitchen to be able to share them confidently with her clients.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

sports nutritionist and dietitian Kyle Butler

Kyle Butler, Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist–currently not accepting new clients

Services: ON, NL, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Kyle focuses his practice on:

Watch: Sports nutrition dietitian Kyle Butler discusses his nutritional counselling services

Read: Strength Training Diet Myths and Misconceptions

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and the 3 territories.

Learn More About Kyle

Qualifications

Kyle Butler, Registered Dietitian (RD), BScAHN, BSc

Kyle Butler is a graduate from the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed the integrated internship education program with numerous placements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Prior to completing this program, Kyle obtained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry (Nutrition) with a minor in Psychology. 

In addition, Kyle is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Newfoundland & Labrador College of Dietitians. He is an active member of Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Nutrition Society.

 

History

Kyle’s passion for nutrition sparked during his teenage years, when he developed an interest in food, nutrition and overall health and wellbeing. Initially, Kyle began pursuing a degree in Engineering before deciding to turn his passion into a career.

This decision allowed him to complete a degree in Biochemistry in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland at Memorial University before moving to Bedford, Nova Scotia to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian. His dietetic internships laid the foundation for a wide range of professional dietetic skills that he utilizes in his counselling sessions.

As an individual who is dedicated to lifelong learning, Kyle continues to further his knowledge in nutrition by attending webinars, keeping up with current research, and completing courses of interest pertaining to dietetics and sports nutrition. His strength lies with disseminating research in a way that is easy to understand and is useful to his clients.     

In addition to his passion for nutrition, Kyle also has a strong interest in exercise and fitness. His current focus is on weight training, but he has a history that includes a wide variety of team and individual sports (soccer, tennis, swimming, golf and more).

As a result of this, Kyle understands the critical role of nutrition in achieving athletic goals competitively, recreationally, and simply for general health. He looks forward to helping individuals optimize their performance and recovery through food, and supplementation as necessary.

Kyle’s individualized and evidence-based approach to nutrition counselling is centred around building healthy and sustainable habits. His empathetic and attentive personality allows him to gain a full understanding of his clients needs, enabling him to help create a flexible plan that suits them best. He believes that a healthy style is going to look different to everyone and he enjoys helping his clients find a balance that suits their preferences, lifestyle, and goals.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Registered Dietitians For Eating Disorder & Disordered Eating Support

Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Kinga Balogh

Kinga Balogh, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

As an eating disorder and disordered eating dietitian, Kinga uses the integrated nutritional therapy and coaching approach to help clients:

  • take the first steps in self-discovery to map out your eating habits, activity patterns, mindset and self-talk patterns
  • cultivate a holistic self-care practice rooted in self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • set wellness goals and receive regular emphatic and supportive coaching to track your progress
  • break away from unhealthy eating habits and make peace with food through intuitive eating principles, including attention to hunger and fullness cues
  • achieve self-liberation from discriminating weight-bias and unrealistic body ideals driven by the weight-loss industry
  • adopt a joyful movement routine to keep you active and vibrant
  • reach your natural weight as you gradually overcome over- or under-eating patterns
  • develop body-acceptance to put an end to dangerous weight fluctuations
  • sports nutrition: often athletes or active people believe they need to follow very specific and rigid nutritional requirements to maximize sports performance. At times this can lead to disordered eating, weight preoccupation and inadequate nutritional intake contributing to repeat injuries and compromised recovery. Integrating intuitive eating into one’s training plan can certainly offer a competitive advantage.
  • strategies to help manage food restrictions (ARFID).
  • orthorexia support

In addition, Kinga provides nutritional counselling in these areas:

  • receive meal support, movement resources, stress and sleep-management tools that fit your lifestyle and preferences
  • tap into meal support strategies for caregivers caring for loved ones with eating disorders or disordered eating behaviours
  • optimize your metabolic health: address PCOS, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes, type 1 or 2 diabetes, cholesterol or thyroid levels, including hormonal changes through menopause

Please note: Clients make their way to JM Nutrition at various stages of the eating disorder. Some are beginning to grapple with the diagnosis, while others may have taken part in self-help or more formalized eating disorder treatment programs. I help clients navigate the complexities of recovery, integrate their experiences engaging with other ED professionals/programs and re-energize their commitment to healing with powerful coaching techniques.

Watch: Kinga discusses her nutritional counselling services.

Read Kinga’s Contributions:

The Impact of Marijuana on Eating Patterns and Disordered Eating

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

Learn More About Kinga

Qualifications

Kinga Balogh, RD, Health Coach 

Kinga is a registered dietitian and a University of Toronto graduate. She is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada. 

 

History 

Kinga Balogh is a Registered Dietitian and positive psychology-based Coaching Professional with over 17 years of experience coaching clients with disordered eating habits, body dissatisfaction and metabolic imbalances throughout the lifespan.

Kinga has 15 years experience working with clients affected by various endocrine conditions and held a CDE designation for  the past 10 years.
She is pursuing the IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) designation and enrolled in a 1-year mentorship program and an emotion-focused training for eating disorders.

She possesses strong academic foundations from the University of Toronto, bringing extensive work experiences from university-affiliated research institutions and hospitals. Most importantly, Kinga brings authentic lived experiences and deeply rooted passion to assist clients achieve physical, mental and social well-being.

Visit: JM Nutrition Woodbridge (Vaughan) Dietitian Office

Registered Dietitian for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Nataly Georgieva JM Nutrition

Nataly Georgieva, Registered Dietitian

Services: ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Nataly’s expertise is in high demand. She possesses extensive knowledge in many nutrition-related fields. She is especially accomplished in the following areas:

  • Disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders (i.e. anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, ARFID)
  • Helping individuals, couples, and families develop a healthier relationship with food
  • On-and-off dieting
  • Guilt and shame associated with eating
  • Obsessing about food, body weight and/or shape
  • Eating for comfort and/or to cope with feelings
  • Virtual grocery store sessions
  • Virtual cooking support sessions
  • Weight management 
  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Meal planning, if appropriate for all food preferences, including plant-based diets

In addition, Nataly offers meal support to her clients:

Meal support involves a variety of techniques depending on the individual needs of the client, with the aim to improve a person’s relationship with food.

During a meal support session, the client will either arrive with a meal/snack already prepared, or will prepare it during the session. This time is intentionally used to challenge clients in new ways, such as by trying fear foods, practicing appropriate portion sizing, and challenging any behaviours that are rooted in the eating disorder (e.g. cutting food into small pieces, using small utensils), all while building safety by being with a qualified practitioner who will ultimately guide and support the client.

This would be applicable to anyone who has disordered eating or a diagnosed eating disorder (i.e. anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, ARFID).

Eating Disorder Education for Registered Dietitians Badge Nataly Georgieva JM Nutrition

Nataly Georgieva, Certified, ED for RDs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch: Nataly discusses her nutritional counselling services.

Nataly appearing on CTV News Toronto to discuss new nutrition labels

Listen: Nataly’s interview on Global News Radio 640 Toronto segment

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Nataly Georgieva, Registered Dietitian (RD), MScFN

Nataly Georgieva graduated from the Master of Science in Foods & Nutrition (MScFN) program at Brescia University College, Western University. As the MScFN program is accredited by Dietitians of Canada, Nataly completed her dietetic internship at various placements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

In addition, Nataly is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and is an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

History

Nataly previously worked for an outpatient eating disorder clinic, where she supported eating disorder clients of all ages (and their families) at all stages of their recovery, including those waiting to be admitted into a hospital-based program and those who have recently been discharged.

During her dietetic internship, Nataly completed placements at the Diabetes Education Centre – St. Joseph’s Healthcare in London, Public Health – Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU), Eating Disorders Unit – Ontario Shores, amongst others.  As a result, she gained experience in the following areas: diabetes, eating disorders, food industry, public health, multi-organ transplant and long-term care. 

Naturally, such a well-rounded experience allowed her to develop strong skills in working with diverse patient populations. On account of these experiences, Nataly is well-equipped to help clients manage a variety of conditions.

As a Registered Dietitian and nutrition consultant, Nataly helps clients in achieving their nutrition-related goals by providing personalized solutions, evidence-based practice and supportive coaching that is second to none. 

Because Nataly’s dedication to the realm of eating disorders and disordered eating is second to none, she regularly takes part in professional development in the area to stay up-to-date with the latest methods. For example, Nataly completed a year-long eating disorder course, EDforRDs, gaining invaluable expertise in the area. 

Last, Nataly enjoys and excels in various speaking roles, virtual lunch and learn presentations, workshops and radio and television appearances.

Registered Dietitian Alana Haggerty JM Nutrition

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian

Services: AB, SK, ON, NS, NB & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Alana focuses on the following areas:

  • Dietitian for Anorexia support and bulimia support.
  • Nutritional counselling for binge eating and food restricting support.
  • Preoccupation of calorie counting and/or food tracking.
  • Achieve a healthy body weight and take pre-occupation off of weight.
  • Help improve your relationship with food and body image.
  • Eliminate diet culture and create a healthy relationship with food.
  • Learn how to support your needs and adequately fuel for your athletic training demands.
  • Some athletes and/or active people may take on some forms of disordered eating or preoccupation with weight. Learning how to have a healthy relationship with food and achieve a healthy body weight in sport can help optimize performance and offer a competitive advantage.
  • Learn how to support your needs and adequately fuel your athletic training demands .
  • Athletic and day-to-day nutrition demands.
  • Learn to fuel according to your individualized requirements.
  • Help achieve balanced eating and basic nutrition principals.
  • Help minimize nutritional deficiencies.
  • Nutritional support for athletes (see: Sports Nutritionist section).
  • Help manage co-existing conditions.

Provides services to the residents of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the 3 territories.

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Qualifications

Alana Haggerty, Registered Dietitian, BSc RD, ACE CPT

Alana completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science with a Specialization in Dietetics at the University of Alberta. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Alana continued to fine tune her nutrition care skills and began her career in the area of clinical dietetics. 

Alana is licensed with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and an active member of Dietitians of Canada.

 

History

Alana brings a great deal of new knowledge and passion to her practice as a dietitian. She is eager to break some of the common misconceptions associated with dietitians and relieve some of the hesitancies that may come with seeing an RD. Her vision is to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being to lead a better life. 

Alana’s passion for nutrition developed naturally from her love for sports and seeing the direct impact that nutrition and proper diet has on performance. She grew up in a small rural Alberta town playing a variety of sports including badminton, basketball, volleyball, and of course, running (cross country, track and field et al.).  She ran her first half marathon at the age of 14 and the spark only grew bigger from there.

Specialties

Alana specializes in providing nutrition advice and expertise to endurance athletes, particularly distance runners. A marathon runner herself, she recognizes the importance of optimizing nutrition to help meet your goals and get you to the finish line faster. She is able to provide tailored suggestions and understands first handedly the key nutrition components for distance runners. Her motto: fuel smarter, recover harder! She is always up for a challenge and wants to join you on crushing your next PR!

In addition, Alana has experience in many different areas outside of the sports nutrition realm, including weight and chronic disease management, disordered eating and eating disorders, oncology and more.

✓  Virtual nutritional counselling

Nutritionists

Holistic Nutritionist Stephanie Metzger JM Nutrition

Stephanie Metzger, Holistic Nutritionist

Services: ON, BC, SK, MB, NB, NL, PEI & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Holistic nutritionist, Stephanie, takes a holistic approach to help you reach your goals and improve your overall health. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Weight loss (through nutrition and lifestyle changes)
  • Healthy weight gain or weight management 
  • Digestive health (food sensitivities, bloating, gas, diverticulitis support, GERD, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, nutritionist for indigestion etc.)
  • Inflammation (anti-inflammatory diet)
  • Women’s health (peri-menopause, menopause, PCOS, PMS)
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular health (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.)
  • Blood sugar management and diabetes management
  • Sleep (improving quality of sleep)
  • Mental focus and clarity
  • Stress management
  • Energy (increasing energy levels naturally through nutrition)
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Various lifestyles: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free
  • Skin health nutrition: acne, psoriasis, eczema
  • Recipes: meal planning
  • Understanding food labels and pantry clean out strategies
  • Finding healthy options while eating out; prepping and packing meals and snacks
  • Creating healthy habits, combating cravings, improving relationship with food
  • Supplementation recommendations

Watch: Stephanie discusses her nutritional counselling services.

Provides services to the residents of most Canadian provinces and the 3 territories, as well the residents of the U.S. Please note: Stephanie is not licensed to provide nutritional counselling to the residents of Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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Qualifications

Stephanie Metzger, R.H.N., BSc. HK

Steph graduated with honours from the University of Guelph where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. Her main areas of focus included human physiology, neuromuscular physiology, human anatomy, biomechanics, human biology, nutrition, exercise, and metabolism.

Steph’s passion for nutrition and helping others improve their health inspired her to further her education at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where she obtained a designation in Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

 

History

Steph has been in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She has worked as a personal trainer and kinesiologist in the past. She has also worked for a number of natural health product companies in the areas of research, marketing and sales. Steph has been practicing as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist for over 12 years working one on one with her clients to help them make positive lifestyle changes and attain their goals.

 

Specialty

Steph works with her clients to help them make a true lifestyle change, something they will enjoy and be able to maintain long term. She takes a holistic approach and looks at your mental, emotional, and physical health, your current nutrition and lifestyle, your family history, as well as any health concerns that you may have. This holistic assessment will help her understand your goals, identify the root cause of any symptoms and health concerns that you may have and allow for a more personalized plan to help improve your health and get you positive results. Steph has your best interests at heart and will do what it takes to ensure that you are happy and confident throughout your journey! 

Steph’s main area of expertise is weight loss and helping her clients improve their overall well-being. She recognizes that everyone is unique and will provide you with customized advice and guidance as well as the knowledge, tips, tools and accountability to keep you on track. Steph will help you understand portions, teach you how to make good food choices each day, and will also ensure that you have a variety of meal and snack ideas and recipes, as well as a solid meal plan to keep you motivated. She focuses on incorporating a variety of whole foods that will provide your body with the nourishment it needs for optimal health and that will help reduce the risk of disease. Steph believes that small changes over time will lead to big results, and she will encourage you to take things one day at a time as you work towards your goals.

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Registered Holistic Nutritionist Gunjan Chopra

Gunjan Chopra, Holistic Nutritionist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner

Services: ON, BC, SK, MB, NB, NL, PEI & the Territories

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise:

Gunjan brings with her a good deal of experience in:

  • Weight Management, particularly nutritional counselling for weight loss
  • Meal planning for culturally suitable diets along with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free meal plans
  • Digestive health support
  • Acid reflux & GERD support
  • Nutritional support for fatty liver
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Hormone imbalances and PCOS
  • Diabetes management (type 2) & blood sugar regulation
  • Health education and psycho-education for Craving Change™
  • Food lifestyle management 
  • Stress management 
  • Meal planning for North American, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, South Asian, Thai and Mexican cuisines
  • Nutrition counselling for weight management due to trauma and brain injury

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Provides services to the residents of most Canadian provinces and the 3 territories, as well the residents of the U.S. Please note: Gunjan is not licensed to provide nutritional counselling to the residents of Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

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Qualifications

Gunjan Chopra, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, (R.H.N.), Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (N.N.C.P.)

Gunjan Chopra is a graduate in natural nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto.

She has also completed accredited certifications in clinical nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management from The American College of Sports Medicine.

 

History

Gunjan is passionate about nutrition and its holistic impact on our daily lives in small but significant ways, even when she was not a part of the industry. She always stayed informed and connected to the world of healthcare and optimal nutrition when navigating her own health journey.

Gunjan communicates effectively with clients, as well as practitioners, from all walks of life, connecting with their concerns of “work-life balance” or rather “health- life balance”.

In addition, Gunjan has a detail oriented yet sustainable, supportive approach. In her journey so far in the nutrition industry, Gunjan has gained significant knowledge and experience as an Integrative Health Educator and Nutrition counsellor for trauma & brain injury impacted clients developing her skills in psycho-education and mindset management for nutrition, allowing her to connect deeply and communicate effectively with the clients and their concerns. 

With her personal struggles with PCOS and weight gain, Gunjan gradually learnt the science and power of food and how the mindset behind making certain choices could bring about significant results.

Focusing on lifestyle management and sustainable habits, Gunjan’s approach of “health beyond the weighing scale” specializes in supporting conditions including but not limited to PCOS, adrenal fatigue, stress management and blood sugar dysregulation along with digestive concerns such as IBS, GERD  and fatty liver disease.

As a holistic health practitioner, Gunjan offers highly personalized and client-centred nutrition counselling from a symptom-based perspective, focusing on mind, body & spirit to achieve optimum health and wellness. 

Furthermore, Gunjan’s cultural background and upbringing gives her a strong knowledge base of various international foods, while integrating Ayurveda and holistic home remedies coupled with her passion for cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, developing recipes and experimenting new ideas to benefit her clients.  

Overall, Gunjan believes in the unmatchable power of optimal nutrition for overall health and well-being and focuses her practice on educating and equipping her clients with the same. 

Administration

Julie Mancuso, Owner of JM Nutrition, service by Nutritionists and Dietitians

Julie Mancuso, Founder of JM Nutrition

Qualifications

JM Nutrition is owned and operated by Julie Mancuso, a graduate of the University of Toronto.

 

History

Julie has worked in the field of nutrition as a consultant, writer, speaker and health advocate for well over 15 years.

In 2006, she opened JM Nutrition. JM Nutrition is a personalized nutrition counselling and consulting service. Over the years, JM Nutrition has served thousands of clients from all walks of life. JM Nutrition now has 4 Greater Toronto Area locations and 1 in Ottawa.

 

Specialty

Undoubtedly, Julie’s and JM Nutrition specialty is weight management. With the help of her team of nutritionists and dietitians, it has taken Julie many years to craft, tweak and refine the method that enables clients to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way.

In addition to weight loss, JM Nutrition specializes in helping clients improve their digestive health. and prevent and manage various diseases and conditions.

Furthermore, Julie’s positive, uplifting and supportive personality, along with her highly personalized approach and dedication to excellent client service, receive high praise from many clients.

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What’s more, Julie no doubt knows what her clients are going through because she’s been there, placing her in prime position to help them.

There was a time when she didn’t eat so well and was riddled with health problems. By prioritizing nutrition and adopting a healthier lifestyle, Julie managed to change the way she felt. And now her mission is to help other achieve the same.

 

Writer

Moreover, as one of the leading nutrition, health and wellness experts in the Greater Toronto Area, Julie regularly lends her expertise to a number of print and digital publications (Global News, Toronto Star, Food Network, Livestrong, Business Insider, Elle, Weight Watchers, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest and many more).

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Dova Oland, Registered Dietitian-Administration

Qualifications

Dova Oland, Registered Dietitian, Administrator at JM Nutrition

Dova has worked as a Registered Dietitian (RD) for a number of years in a various settings.  She is also an active member of the Dietitians of Canada.

She provides administrative support for the JM Nutrition team and our clientele.

Please note: Dova does not conduct nutritional counselling.

Supporting Team

Sarah Jabeen, Doctor of Medicine

Qualifications

Sarah Jabeen, BSc, MD

Research, Contributing Writer

Sarah Jabeen completed her BSc in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Toronto. Thereafter, she pursued a MD degree from Avalon University School of Medicine in Curacao.

Areas of expertise and interest 

Sarah has always had a keen interest in Family Medicine with a focus on preventive medicine. It was during her time as a medical student that sparked curiosity about nutrition. Specifically, it was the relationship between diet and diseases she commonly encountered in practice, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and cholesterol, that piqued her interest.

Frequently, she counselled patients during clinic visits on the importance of a healthy diet.

In addition, coming from a South Asian background herself and the unfortunate fact that heart disease affects this demographic at an increasingly alarming rate, she started to develop a passion on how nutrition affects each individual’s overall health and well-being. 

Last, Sarah believes that maintaining fitness and mindful eating are the stepping stones in leading a well balanced life that could potentially be medication-free. 

Ahsan Zaman, Public Health Consultant

Qualifications

Ahsan Zaman, MPH, BSc

Consultant, Researcher, Contributing Writer

Ahsan Zaman is a public health specialist who has completed his Master’s in Public Health from Queen’s University, and possesses a BSc in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University.

Areas of Expertise and Interest

As a consultant and health advocate, one of Ahsan’s primary areas of focus is the improvement of mental health and well-being. Ahsan is a proponent of the idea that physical activity and good nutrition are positive contributing factors for good mental health, and in turn, good overall health.

Furthermore, Ahsan strongly believes in creating awareness, so people have quality, evidence-based information at their disposal to make well-informed health decisions. Because there is a great deal of misinformation on health and nutrition, Ahsan uses scientific evidence to ensure the correct facts are distributed.

Samra Sana, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

Samra Sana Nutrition and Dietetic Student-Volunteer

Samra Sana, student majoring in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph.

Samra is currently in her 4th year of undergraduate and wishes to pursue a master’s in nutrition. She firmly believes that good nutrition is the foundation of well-being. As such, her goal is to become a registered dietician and promote healthier living.

Jessica Pinney, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

Jessica Pinney Dietetic Student Volunteer JM Nutrition

Jessica Pinney, BASc 

Researcher, Contributing Writer

Jessica completed her Bachelor’s of Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph. She has since been facilitating nutrition workshops within the community and contributes to monthly newsletters for the Good Food Box organization, implementing evidence-based practices and tailoring her approach to meet the unique needs of individuals and communities. 

Her passion lies in empowering others to make informed food decisions by increasing access to food and nutrition education. Jessica firmly believes in the importance of addressing socioeconomic determinants of health in nutritional care to achieve this, and is pursuing a master’s degree in dietetics to further deepen her understanding and expertise in the field. Her goal is to emerge not just as a qualified dietitian but as a dynamic force driving positive change in the way we approach food, health, and well-being.

Natalia Diamond, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

Dietetic Student-Volunteer Natalia Diamond

Natalia Diamond (BSc, MSc candidate)

Natalia is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science degree at the University of Guelph in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. Her research focuses on addressing the nutritional challenges encountered by varsity athletes. Natalia earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Guelph, majoring in Bio-Medical Sciences with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. Growing up Natalia swam competitively at provincial and national levels, Natalia continued her athletic pursuits at the university level as a member of the University of Guelph’s varsity swim team. As a result, Natalia has personal experience and knowledge of the challenges associated with nutrition in sports. During her undergraduate studies, Natalia developed a nutrition knowledge workbook tailored for varsity athletes, which she piloted successfully. She later presented her findings at the S.M.A.R.T conference in October 2023. She specializes in knowledge translation and is a strong believer in making scientific research accessible to the public.
She believes that nutrition is a key component of a preventative lifestyle and aims to empower others through increased awareness and knowledge. Natalia actively seeks avenues to expand her skill set and network with like-minded individuals.

Mahum Zainab, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

Mahum Zainab, Dietetic Student-Volunteer JM Nutrition

Mahum Zainab

Mahum holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition with a major in Public Health Nutrition from Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan. Her commitment to promoting well-being led her to contribute significantly to a UNICEF-funded project for women and children post-graduation. In 2022, Mahum embarked on a new chapter in Canada, where she is diligently working towards obtaining her Dietitian’s license.

Eager to comprehend the intricacies of the Canadian healthcare system, Mahum started her journey as a dietary aide, gaining valuable insights into the holistic approach to health. Her passion for making a difference led her to recently join the Nova Scotia Health Authority as a Dietetic Technician, further expanding her expertise in the field.

Looking ahead, Mahum has set her sights on pursuing a master’s degree in community health, aiming to deepen her understanding and contribute more effectively to public well-being. Committed to her mission, she aspires to actively spread awareness about the enduring impact of food choices on our health, envisioning a future where communities are empowered to make informed and healthier decisions.

Grace Delany, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

 

Grace Delany Student-Volunteer Social Media Photography

Grace Delany

Social Media Photography

Grace is a third-year student at Western University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her passion for health and nutrition started with a personal interest in preparing wholesome meals for herself and her family. Her academic career began at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she now holds the designation of Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Grace aims to pursue a Master’s degree in dietetics and become a Registered Dietitian, blending her holistic nutrition background with evidence-based knowledge. Her goal is to make nutrition more approachable and accessible to everyone.

Rosie Lam, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

 

Rosie Lam Dietetic Student-Volunteer JM Nutrition

Rosie Lam

Research and graphic design

Rosie Lam is a nutritional sciences student at McGill University. Rosie has always loved cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Her passion in the kitchen has since translated into a deep interest for nutrition and the impacts diet can have on health and disease. Rosie enjoys learning about the importance of nutrients on metabolic functions, and hopes to learn more about nutrition in the context of sports and metabolism.

Upon graduation, Rosie hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Dietetics in order to become a Registered Dietitian. She believes that healthy eating does not have to be restrictive or boring. For that reason, her goal is to help people adopt healthy eating practices, while still being able to enjoy a variety of foods and flavours.

Ariana Aghaeinia, Student-Volunteer

Qualifications

 

Ariana Aghaeinia Dietetic Student-Volunteer JM Nutrition

Ariana Aghaeinia

Research and writing

Ariana is currently a third year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Pharmacology. Her passion for nutrition stemmed from her love for cooking and experimenting with tasty and healthy meals. This, along with her deep appreciation for the science behind the human body has made nutrition a deep interest.

In the future, Ariana wishes to become a Registered Dietitian and develop a program which better educates the public on food choices, along with developing recipes that both fuel the body and the soul.

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