Nutrition Educator, Writer and Foodie
Jess is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches. 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.
Jess came to coaching after several years of wearing the expert hat with clients and noted the power of strength-based questions. In her current dietetic practice, Jess integrates coaching frameworks with nutrition counselling to support her clients to first try to find the answers for themselves.
Jess is passionate about education, prevention and creating a healthy community. She is an advocate for the power of food and its connection to health. Jess is currently working as a retail dietitian at Choices Markets and understands the natural food sector and the importance of a sustainable food system.
In her spare time she updates her personal food blog where she discusses hot topics in nutrition such as plant-based eating and gut health.