BetterByDesign Nutrition

Hi, I’m Joy Kiddie and I have operated my private practice for almost a dozen years.  I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and provide in-person Registered Dietitian services in my Coquitlam office, as well as across Canada via Distance Consultation, with the exception of PEI.

I am also registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and am in the process of Registering with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.  I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, but provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond.

I offer a range of services for those that have been diagnosed with food sensitivities or food allergies, Celiac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diverticulosis or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), pancreatitis and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

I also provide services to support healthy eating and weight management 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.

If you are looking for dedicated low carb / keto services, please visit The Low Carb Healthy Fat Dietitian where I have also been providing services for almost 5 years.

My passion is helping people reclaim their health and I also love working with those who want to retain their health, by ensuring optimal personalized nutrition.

I don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach, but that “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.

Even though I knew what to do, I had to do it just like anyone else and my passion is to help others meet their health and nutrition goals.

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 Center — 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 city 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 been providing remote services for a decade; including complete assessments, Nutrition Education Sessions and follow-up services. 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.


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.

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


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


I offer a two-session Iron Option teaching for those diagnosed with low iron statusa Diverticulosis Option, and a Low-FODMAP Option that can be taken either as stand-alone sessions, or at a savings as an add-on option to the Complete Assessment Package.


I offer several packages related to food allergy/sensitivity, including;

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

The goal of Anti-Inflammatory Protocol Package is to help people reduce pain and lower markers of inflammation and is suitable for those with arthritis or a number of 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.

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.