BetterByDesign Nutrition

Hi, 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 for over a decade — originally by phone and in the last few years via HIPAA-compliant online video technology. Greater than half of my current client visits are virtual and I anticipate it will become increasingly so in the days ahead. More on Distance Consultations, below.

Food Allergy/Food Sensitivity, GI Disorders and Weight Management

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 nutrition.

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

Distance Consultations

Distance Consultations enable me to provide complete services to my clients without the need for an in-person visit. This is ideal for people living across the city, on the other side of the country and for those with challenging schedules. Meeting via Distance Consultations means there is no need for you to schedule time off work, fight traffic or arrange childcare — and we still get to meet ‘face-to-face’.

I am registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, the College of Dietitians of Alberta and the College of Dietitians of Ontario, and am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada (except PEI).

To be licensed to practice as a Dietitian in each of those provinces required me not only to join the College of Dietitians there — but also to write the Jurisprudence exam for that province. This is the amount of material I need to study to write the exam in just ONE of these provinces.

While I am not licensed as a Dietitian outside of Canada, I am able to provide nutrition education services to those in the US and beyond. You can find out more about Distance Consultations by clicking on the tab above or here.

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 and high blood pressure into remission, and continue to maintain it 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.

The most recent step in my personal transformation has been to make peace with my curls which is actually part of my “journey” (more here).

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.


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

Complete Assessment Package – with choice of add-on options, including one for low Iron, Diverticulosis and a Low-FODMAP Option

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.

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 via Distance Consultations on some weekdays.

Extended Benefits?

If you want to see me before your extended benefits reset at the end of December, now is the time to book your appointment.

Most insurers will reimburse services into the following year provided that they are paid for before the deadline, but if you want to start the New Year off with your new Meal Plan, remember that this takes a bit of time.


Please click on the “Contact Me” tab to send me a note.