BetterByDesign Nutrition

BBD Logo with picture - for og imageJoy Kiddie is an experienced Registered Dietitian and owner of BetterbyDesign Nutrition who has been providing weight management and clinical Dietetic services in Coquitlam for over a decade. Joy has a postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition – but it is her years of clinical experience and approachable, casual style which set her apart. From the routine to the clinically complex, Joy has both the experience and expertise.


Routine Services

Do you need to lower your blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure? Joy’s straight-forward, sensible approach will help you accomplish this. She also has years of experience helping people successfully lose weight and keep it off. Whether you have a few pounds or significant amount of weight to lose, Joy can help you be successful. She’ll teach you simple, reliable and accurate ways to estimate your portion sizes so you won’t have to weigh and measure your food or count points. Knowing these skills will make dining out, attending social gatherings and travelling easy while 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 Hallow'een, 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 a package for those who want to determine whether they have food allergies, one especially for those newly diagnosed with Celiac disease, a package to help those diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and is very knowledgeable with respect to Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) – sometimes called histamine- or oxylate intolerance.

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.