Hi, I am Joy Kiddie and I’m the owner of BetterbyDesign Nutrition. I’ve been providing weight management and clinical Dietetic services to clients of all ages from my Coquitlam office for over a decade. I routinely work with adults of all ages, including seniors – as well as children and youth aged 6 – 18 years. I especially enjoy working with couples and families.
I have a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition, but believe that it’s my approachable, casual style that is as helpful to my clients, as my years of clinical experience.
I offer a range of services – from the routine to the clinically complex and have expertise in Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity.
If you’re looking for support to lower your blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure, I take a sensible approach to help you accomplish this.
I have years of experience helping my clients not only lose weight sensibly, but keep it off long-term, so whether you have a few pounds or a significant amount of weight to lose, we can partner together so that you are successful in reaching your goal. I will teach you simple, reliable and accurate ways to estimate your portion sizes, so you won’t have to constantly weigh and measure food, or count points. These skills will make it simple for you to dine out, attend social gatherings and travel as you accomplish your weight loss and nutrition goals.
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As I mentioned above, I specialize in Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity and have several specialty packages in this area:
The Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package is a specialty package for those who would like to know if they have food allergies. I don’t charge for expensive tests from private labs, but use standard, gold-standard lab tests covered by MSP. Should your allergy test results come back positive, I can work with your doctor to have you referred to an appropriate local-area allergist as well as partner with you so that together, we can determine which related foods (cross-reactants) you also react to.
I also offer an Irritable Bowel Syndrome Package for those who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or who believe they meet the criteria for it. The main focus of this package is to have you feel better. We’ll work together to identify the foods or food components that are at the root of your unpleasant symptoms, and I’ll make recommendations based on my experience with regards to changing the quantity, timing or the way the food is prepared to reduce – and preferably eliminate your unpleasant symptoms. I am familiar with FODMAPS and use this knowledge in conjunction with targeted time-food-time-symptom journals to determine the potentially problematic foods from your diet, rather than begin by eliminating whole classes of foods, without being sure this is necessary.
For those newly diagnosed with Celiac disease, I offer a specialized Celiac Disease Management Package which follows the Nutrition Education checklist of the Canadian Celiac Association. I’ll teach you how to eat safely and healthy at home, at social engagements and out at restaurants, what gluten-containing ingredients to look for in food ingredients, medications and supplements and even which alcoholic beverages (type and brands) are gluten free. I’ll provide you with almost 50 pages of handouts, including recommendations for books and cookbooks, to help you get started on a lifetime of healthy, gluten free living.
One of my unique areas of specialty is in Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) – sometimes called histamine-intolerance. By using an evidenced-based screening questionnaire developed from the leading research in this field, I’ll help determine whether you may meet the criteria for MCAD, and if so, I’ll facilitate a referral to a local-area Immunologist who diagnoses and treats people with MCAD. I’ll also work with you to determine the foods or food components which are making your symptoms worse, so that you can either limit them, or avoid them, if necessary.
I’m familiar with foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian, North African / Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries which helps me to provide you with nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.
My Clinical Office
My office is bright and open and gently air-conditioned (in summer), yet offers privacy, as well. Since my specialty is in food allergies and sensitivities, my office is scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.
I’m located in central Coquitlam — just 7 minutes drive from Coquitlam Centre — close to Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Surrey.
Coming by public transit?
My office is ~12 minutes by bus from the Coquitlam bus loop, with several buses routes to choose from, and just up the hill from the and new Everygreen Skytrain line.