Hi, I’m Whitney!
Who am I? I’m a Registered Dietitian, UBC alumni, mama of a tiny human and Vancouverite. I am currently a Private Practice Dietitian and previously a full time Clinical Dietitian with Fraser Health with a focus on Thoracic/General Surgery and GI disorders on the Surgical Units at Surrey Memorial Hospital. My passions include working with:
- Gut health support (including IBS and IBD)
- Before or after surgeries and those requiring home enteral nutrition (home tube feeds)
- Making nutrition practical, easy and cost effective/affordable for busy individuals and families
- Plant based nutrition and Earth-friendly nutrition practices (including reducing food waste)
I love collaborating with clients/patients of all personalities/concerns and being challenged with unique medical conditions and nutrition questions.
(Oh hey, that’s me!)
Why the change from acute care to private practice? Although I love the team in hospital setting and working so closely with my patients, I also felt like I was losing touch with food. I became focused in my nutrition support bubble working with tube feeds and IV nutrition that I started to forget about why I became a dietitian – to get people to have a healthy and positive relationship with food. So, I decided to try a new area of practice working in the community (including various Family Physician clinics) and realized that I started to love my job even more!
(Doesn’t that look nomalicious?!)
What gets my juices flowing? Being in the kitchen coming up with delicious (and nutritious) new recipes, messing around with my camera to take foodie photos and having my little one, Kalina, involved with the cooking process. I tend to spend my vacations abroad, learning about all the delicious cultures that exist outside of my North American surroundings! I am now also taking clients within my independent private practice after discovering my new love for providing nutrition education and support for patients and clients in the community. Prevention of diseases/conditions is as important as treating them and going back to real food is always important for Dietitians working in all areas of practice!
Got a question or want to book a 1:1 appointment with me? Please check out my “Work With Me” page for more information or directly contact me here.
Want to learn more about me? There’s even more on Linkedin!
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