BetterByDesign Nutrition

Do you want to feel better, lose weight or improve your health? I can help. I’m Joy Kiddie, a full-time Registered Dietitian who has been in clinical practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia, since 2008. I am passionate about helping people feel better and restore their health.

I work with adults of all ages and stages of life, including individuals, couples, and multiple members of the same family. I provide expectant mothers with prenatal nutrition and support their nutritional needs once their baby is born. I also work with children over the age of six and youth and young adults.

I am very familiar with the foods and cultural practices of many regions of Asia and South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, which helps me to provide nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.

I believe there’s no one-size-fits-all meal pattern, and I offer a range of evidence-based dietary approaches, including vegetarian. I am comfortable working with those with various dietary restrictions, whether they are for cultural, religious, or health reasons. I have more than five years of experience using low-carb and keto (ketogenic) diets for clinical purposes and weight loss.

Weight Loss and Improved Health  

If people being told by their doctors to “eat less and move more” worked, they wouldn’t need my help, but losing weight and keeping it off is next to impossible when people are always hungry, or craving foods. I don’t believe people overeat because they have ‘weak wills,’ but because they are driven by the ‘strong chemicals’ their body produces in response to foods they eat. By understanding what drives this, changing what to eat becomes much easier.  

I also help people identify the lifestyle factors that are contributing to overeating or food cravings so that they can make both the lifestyle and dietary changes needed to be successful.  

I will design a Meal Plan for you based on your individual needs and food preferences and will teach you how to estimate your portion sizes accurately so you don’t need to weigh and measure your food. To keep your Meal Plan interesting, I will teach you how to exchange some foods for other foods.

If you are seeking improved blood sugar, cholesterol, or blood pressure, I can help, and it would be my pleasure to support you if the remission of type 2 diabetes symptoms is your goal.

You can learn more about the Complete Assessment Package by clicking here.

GI Disorders & Food Intolerance 

My goal in providing these services is to help people feel better and improve their quality of life. 

I am experienced in providing those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with evidence-based diets to help minimize their symptoms. I also provide nutrition education those newly diagnosed with celiac disease (gluten intolerance),  fructose intolerance and provide support those with different types of food sensitivities, food allergies, as well as oral allergy syndrome (OAS). I also provide teaching to those newly diagnosed with Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) also known as disaccharide intolerance, or to the parents of young children diagnosed with this condition.

To learn about these different packages, please click here.

Type 2 Diabetes 

For the past five years, I have been helping adults with type 2 diabetes reduce their fasting blood glucose and HbA1C and supporting individuals seeking remission of type 2 diabetes using a low carbohydrate or very low carbohydrate (ketogenic / keto) diet. As clinically appropriate, I also will include daily periods of intermittent fasting.

On October 22, 2022, I was the Dietitian representing low carb and ketogenic diets in the management of type 2 diabetes at the Diabetes Canada Let’s End Diabetes Conference.

You can learn more about that under the Food for Thought tab.


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) 

I am experienced in supporting women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to help them lower insulin resistance, as well as higher levels circulating insulin levels that contribute to symptoms.

Learn about this service here.

Hypothyroidism (including Hashimoto’s)

While the focus of treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement medication prescribed by a doctor, getting a diagnosis can be very challenging for many people. If you think you may have symptoms of hypothyroidism, I can help you have an informed discussion with your doctor.

I can also assess your dietary intake and work with your doctor to determine if any nutrient deficiencies may contribute to your symptoms.

Therapeutic Ketogenic Diets

I have experience designing therapeutic ketogenic diets for those with a seizure disorder and as an adjunct treatment in specific conditions such as glioblastoma. In light of recent research using a ketogenic diet in treatment-resistance depression and bipolar disorder, I will also provide dietary support under the medical oversight of a treating psychiatrist.

Other Nutrition Support

I offer hourly nutrition education services that can be taken hourly or at cost savings as an add-on to the Complete Assessment Package on topics such as; low sodium diet, low potassium diet, gout, Early Chronic Kidney Disease  (CKD), GERD, diverticulitis/diverticulosis, hiatus hernia, hypothyroidism, gout, and more…

Learn more here.


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Virtual Nutrition Practice

  • > 10 years experience providing virtual Dietitian services
  • Uses secure HIPAA- and PIPEDA-compliant telehealth software
    • no software to download
    • no registration needed
    • click and connect
  • Meet at your convenience
  • Detailed receipts make it easy to submit for reimbursement to extended benefit providers


Interjurisdictional Practice

I am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

Dietitian Extended Benefits Coverage

Did you know that 70% of Canadians have extended benefits that cover visits to a Dietitian and most insurers cover Dietitian services in their standard plans.

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Flexible Payment Option

These days, cash-flow can be challenging.

That’s why BetterByDesign Nutrition offers the Flexible Payment Option. This enables you to pay for each of the three services in any package in three separate installments, with no interest fees.

Wait to get paid, or wait to get reimbursed from your extended benefits for the first set of services before paying the next installment.

Learn more here.


Dietitian Clinical Hours

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

Earlier appointments can be arranged on some days, and many find it very convenient to meet with me over their lunch breaks.

Set Up a Telehealth Call

It’s as easy as 1 — 2 — 3

  1. Decide on your services.
  2. Send in the intake form.
  3. Book your appointment.

Please note: At this time, all services are provided via a secure telehealth portal.


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