BetterByDesign Nutrition

Hi, I’m Joy Kiddie and I have operated my private practice in Coquitlam for more than a decade. I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and the College of Dietitians of Alberta and provide in-person  Registered Dietitian services, as well as via Distance Consultation  across Canada, with the exception of PEI.  I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, but am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.

I offer a range of Dietetic services including those for Food Sensitivities and Food Allergies, Celiac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as well as for healthy eating and weight management support using a variety of evidence-based approaches, including a Mediterranean Diet, a plant-based whole foods approach (vegetarian or including meat, fish and poultry), as well as a low carbohydrate approach.

My passion is helping people reclaim their health and I do this by firstly understanding their goals, assessing their needs and then designing a customized nutrition plan specifically for them. I also love working with those who want to focus on retaining their health by ensuring optimal nutrition.I don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to any health condition — be it weight-loss (or weight gain), Type 2 Diabetes or pre-Diabetes,  high blood pressure, high cholesterol, food allergy or sensitivity or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Nutrition is BetterByDesign.

Culturally Relevant

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.

Personally Relatable

In addition to having professional training and experience as a Registered Dietitian, I also understand first-hand what it’s like to reclaim my health.

April 2017, April 2019

In March 2017, I had been obese for years, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, very high blood pressure, high insulin levels and abnormal cholesterol. Over the following two years, I lost considerable weight and put my Type 2 Diabetes into remission and continue to maintain it without much effort.

May 25 2008, June 15 2019

Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else and my passion is to help others to do the same.

Keep in mind, individual results following any weight loss diet will differ.

My Clinical Office

My office is bright and open, yet offers privacy at the same time and is gently air-conditioned in summer and comfortably heated in winter.

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 Evergreen Skytrain.

Since I provide services to those with allergies and sensitivities, please note that my office is necessarily scent-free and is a peanut-free zone.

Distance Consultations 

I can provide all services without the need for an in-person visit — which is ideal for people living across the country, or with challenging schedules.  You can meet with me without taking time off work and without the need to arrange childcare.

I use HIPAA-compliant online video technology and if you prefer, appointments can also take place by telephone.

I have almost ten years experience providing complete assessments, Nutrition Education sessions and follow-up visits via Distance Consultation.

You can find out more by clicking on the Distance Consultation tab above, or by clicking here.


Below is a brief description of my services. For more detailed information, please click on the Services tab or the Shop tab, above.

If you have been given a written dietary prescription from your doctor indicating the specific Medical Nutrition Therapy required, please send it to me when submitting your intake documents, as services will be GST exempt.


HOURLY SESSION: This option is available for those who would like to have services on an hourly basis or require it for extended benefit reimbursement.

SMART GOAL SESSION: For those that want to set realistic, long term health and nutrition goals, I also offer a 1-hour session especially for that purpose.


The Complete Assessment Package is an all-inclusive package for clients who want to lose (or gain) weight and/or improve their blood sugar control, blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol.

For those from outside of Canada, the Meal Plan Package covers similar information from a nutrition education perspective.


I offer a two-session add on Iron Option to the Complete Assessment Package for those with low iron status, as well as a Pediatric Option when I assess children and youth (aged 6-19 years) as there are additional growth calculations needed.


I offer several food allergy and sensitivity packages related to food allergy/sensitivity (including MCAD), educational support for newly diagnosed Celiacs, as well as support for those with IBD and IBS.

  1. Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package
  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package
  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package
  4. Celiac Disease Management Package

These specialized Dietetic packages are only available to those residing in Canada.

The goal of Anti-Inflammatory Protocol Package is to help reduce pain and lower markers of inflammation and is suitable for those with arthritis or one of several auto-immune conditions.

For those seeking very particular types of services, I also offer a Customized Nutrition Package that I will design in consultation with you.


The Dietary Management Package is a follow-up package for those who’ve already completed the Complete Assessment Package (or the equivalent on an hourly basis) and would like additional support or coaching as they implement their Individual Meal Plan.

For those from outside of Canada, the Weight Loss Follow-up Package covers similar information from a nutrition education perspective.


If you reside outside of Canada, please be sure to download the appropriate form for nutrition education services located under the Services tab, or in the Shop.


Clinical Hours

Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM

*3:00 PM on Fridays

NOTE: Arrangements can be made for earlier or later appointments on some weekdays.


Please send me a note by clicking on the “Contact Me” tab, above.