BetterByDesign Nutrition

BBD Logo with picture - for og imageJoy Kiddie is an experienced Registered Dietitian and is the owner of BetterbyDesign Nutrition and has been providing Dietetic services in Coquitlam for over a decade.

She has a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition – but it is Joy’s years of clinical experience and her approachable, casual style which set her apart.

From the routine to the clinically complex, Joy has both the experience and expertise to help.

Routine Services

If you are looking for support to lower your blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure, Joy’s straight-forward, sensible approach can help you accomplish this.

Joy has many years of experience helping people not only lose weight sensibly, but keep it off long-term. Whether you have a few pounds or a significant amount of weight to lose, she can help you be successful in reaching your goal. Joy will teach you simple, reliable and accurate ways to estimate your portion sizes, so that you won’t have to constantly need to weigh and measure your food, or count points. Having these skills will make it simple to dine out, attend social gatherings and travel as you accomplish your weight loss and nutrition goals.

Joy also has clinical experience providing services to those with a variety of clinical conditions feel better and lower significant clinical markers.

FALL SPECIAL: From Labour Day until Hallowe'en, BetterByDesign Nutrition is offering a one-hour introductory consultation at 50% off! This special is perfect for those who would like to meet with Joy and find out how she can help. 

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Specialty Services

Joy has two areas of specialty; Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity and Mental Health Nutrition.

I – Food Allergy / Food Sensitivity – Joy offers packages for those who would like to determine if they have food allergies or food sensitivities, and to help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) feel better. She also has a package especially designed for those newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease.

Joy has expertise in Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) [also called histamine- or oxylate intolerance] and can help determine if you meet the criteria for this as well as facilitate a referral to a leading medical specialist who can diagnose and treat you.  Joy will with you to isolate which foods or food components which make your symptoms worse.

II – Mental Health Nutrition – Joy is very knowledgeable with respect to a number of mental health conditions (depression, anxiety disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder) as well as the medications commonly prescribed and their effect on appetite, blood sugar and body weight.

Joy is very familiar with the foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian and North African / Middle Eastern countries which enables her to provide nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.

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Our Clinical Office

Our clinical office is bright and open and gently air-conditioned (in summer) yet offers you privacy. Since one of Joy’s specialties is allergies and sensitivities, our office is scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.

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BetterByDesign Nutrition’s clinical office is 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?

Map to BBDWe are just 12 minutes by bus from the Coquitlam bus loop and there are several bus routes to choose from.