Since 2008, I’ve worked in the healthcare sector as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I understand what it’s like to struggle with food choices and to feel hopeless because I didn’t know how to eat differently – as a teenager, I struggled with my weight. In my nursing practice, I saw a huge deficit in the area of weight management and food information which led me to return to school and earn my diploma in Natural Nutrition from CSNN in 2010, with accompanying C.H.N. designation.
Over several years, I counseled individuals and led group consultations. During this time, I realized that many people didn’t have the time to plan for food due to life circumstances, lack of education or misinformation about food labels and healthy food choices. I also saw strict dieting programs leading to ‘all or nothing’ thinking—diets just do not work to keep weight off permanently. Special events such as Christmas, birthdays, holidays and even periods of long working hours can sabotage the best of intentions.
My company, Nutritious & Delicious, aims to help individuals reduce the time and remove the stress of organizing healthy eating for the long term. Our clients are people who want long term physical and mental health. We want to help you live longer and healthier, to be happy with your body and to take charge of the choices you make with the foods you eat. Whether you are eating a meal at home, in a restaurant, during a holiday season or while traveling, we give you the information you need to help you make the right choices.
As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™, I work one on one with you to tailor a healthy nutritious lifestyle plan for you and/or your family. All of us have unique likes and dislikes, and I guide you by recommending nutritious ingredients to help you make your favourite meals even healthier. I’m a busy mother of two young boys; because I have a meal plan in place for my family, that’s one less thing I have to worry about every day.
I was brought to CSNN by my curiosity with food and how it affected the body and minds of others. I worked in a diet industry while I went to school and felt I was able to help patients with my extra knowledge on nutrition. I love to learn and found CSNN approach easy enough to manage while still working full time during the day and attending class in the evening. It was also inspirational to have like minded individuals around me who also had a passion for nutrition and holistic health.