BetterByDesign Nutrition

I’m Joy Kiddie and I have operated my private practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia for a dozen years, and have been providing virtual Dietetic services across Canada for over a decade. More on Distance Consultations, below. I support healthy eating and weight management using a variety of evidence-based approaches, including a Mediterranean Diet, plant-based whole foods approach / vegetarian, pescatarian or omnivore meal pattern, as well as a low-carbohydrate or slow-carbohydrate approach. 

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


I offer services on an hourly basis, as well as complete packages, including;

Complete Assessment Package – with choice of add-on options for low iron, diverticulosis, low oxalate or low-FODMAP. 

Dietary Management Package
Anti-Inflammatory Protocol
Food Sensitivity / Food Allergy Package
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package
Celiac Disease Management Package

Please click on the Services tab or have a look in the Shop for details on each one of these services.

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

Distance Consultations

Remote healthcare has become increasingly popular in the last few years, and I already have over a decade of experience providing services in this way.

Distance Consultations eliminate the need for an in-person visit, and by using a secured, online video platform, it is indistinguishable from in-person services. This is ideal for people living on the other side of the country or across the city and we still get to meet ‘face-to-face’, without the need to schedule time off work, fight traffic or arrange childcare. Recent concerns about COVID-19 virus transmission in Vancouver has made virtual healthcare visits more popular than ever. For updates on that situation, please see the link below.

I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada (except PEI).  I provide detailed receipts which include listing my inter-provincial Dietitian license numbers, so it’s easy for you to submit them to extended benefit providers for reimbursement.

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 was obese, had uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, very high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol.  Over the following two years, I lost substantial weight and put my Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure into remission. I have continued to maintain my health and weight without much effort. 

May 2008 – May 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.

Clinical Hours

Clinical hours are weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00* PM (*3:00 PM on Fridays)

Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days.

More Info

To find out what an appointment via Distance Consultation is like, you can click here or on the tab above. There you will also learn about booking a short complimentary session to see how easy and comfortable meeting this way is.

If you would like more information, please send me a note using the “Contact Me” form above.

You can read the latest update on COVID-19 in the Vancouver area here.