BetterByDesign Nutrition

I’m Joy Kiddie and I am a Registered Dietitian from Vancouver, Canada. 

I have a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition and have been in private practice since 2008.

I am passionate about helping people feel better, recover their health, and achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. I can guide you through the various dietary options and will tailor services to your specific clinical, cultural and nutritional needs.

I am able to provide virtual dietetic services to people from every province and territory in Canada, except Quebec and PEI and also provide non-clinical nutrition education services to those outside of Canada.

I am experienced helping people who have been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  I am also experienced helping those with various types of food allergies and sensitivities, as well as different types of food intolerance including Celiac disease, and lesser-known intolerance such as histamine and tyramine intolerance.  I also have experience working with those diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (formerly called chronic fatigue syndrome), as well as fibromyalgia and mast cell activation disorder (MCAD).  

I provide services to people at all stages of the life-cycle, including youth up to age 19, adults of all ages, and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. I support a range of evidence-based approaches, including whole food predominantly plant based (vegetarian), pescatarian, Mediterranean, and have over 5 years experience supporting low carb and ketogenic (keto) diets — both low carb high fat, as well as high protein to energy ratio (P:E) approaches. 

I also design therapeutic ketogenic diets for seizure disorder (adults), as adjunct treatment in glioblastoma, and for those seeking improved quality of life outcomes in some neurological diseases.

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What My Clients Say

You can read recent reviews about my services on Google, or at the bottom of the “About Me” page. 

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
  • Detailed receipts make it easy to submit for reimbursement to extended benefit providers
  • password-protected client portal with all needed information in one place

Dietitian Extended Benefits Coverage

Did you know that 70% of Canadians have extended benefits that cover visits to a Dietitian such as myself?

Most insurers in Canada cover Dietitian services in their standard plans.

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Relevant & Relatable Dietitian

I am familiar with foods, ingredients and eating style of several Asian, South Asian, North African / Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries, so I will provide you with nutrition services in a culturally relevant manner.


Dietitian Clinical Hours

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

Interjurisdictional Practice

I am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and am approved by the College of Dietitians of Manitoba to provide virtual services to clients in that province.

I have also been granted permission by the Saskatchewan Dietitians Association, Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, New Brunswick Association of Dietitians, and the Newfoundland & Labrador College of Dietitians to provide virtual services to people in those provinces, in accordance with the requirements for interjurisdictional practice.

I am regulated by my membership in other provincial regulatory bodies to provide Dietitian services to people in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Set Up a Telehealth Call

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  1. Decide on your services
  2. Send in the intake form* and book an appointment
  3. Pay by credit card or e-transfer

*Note: I will review your completed Intake Form and clarify anything that may be unclear via email. Please wait for me to let you know if I will be  providing you with services, prior to paying.

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