Jess is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Wellness Coach and gut health nerd (thanks to Desiree Nielsen) based in West Vancouver, British Columbia. She runs a nutrition consulting practice with a focus on gut health, celiac disease and plant-based diets.
She is an active member of Dietitians of Canada and is currently chairing a local action group advocating for extended health coverage for dietetic services and primary care dietitians. Jess graduated from UBC’s Food Nutrition and Health program, and completed her dietetic internship with Provincial Health Services Authority after finishing a Psychology degree from SFU.
nutrition & coaching
Jess is passionate about education, prevention and creating a healthy community, so you will find her consulting, writing and speaking on a variety of topics. Past appearances include: Global News Morning, Yoga Digest, Gluten Free Expo and North Shore News. With an extensive background as a retail dietitian, Jess understands the natural food sector and the importance of a sustainable food system. Currently, she is the in-house dietitian advisor for the Canadian Celiac Association - Vancouver Chapter, the Director of Consumer Product & Services behind the app: MyHealthyGut and a Clinical Instructor at UBC.
Jess fell in love with coaching after several years of wearing the expert hat and currently integrates the coaching framework with nutrition counselling to support her clients reach their health goals.
In her spare time Jess loves to write about nutrition specifically about plant-based eating and gut health on her blog. And if she's not talking about food, nutrition or health, you will find Jess playing outside or listening to country music.