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.  I support healthy eating and weight management using a variety of evidence-based approaches, including a Mediterranean Diet, plant-based whole foods / vegetarian approach, pescatarian or omnivore meal pattern, as well as a low-carbohydrate, or slow-carbohydrate approach.  I also provide a range of services for those who suspect they have- or who have been diagnosed with food sensitivities, or who have various gastro-intestinal issues.

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

Distance Consultations

New virtual office – April 3, 2020

Remote healthcare has become increasingly popular in the last few years and I have a decade of experience providing services in this way. Distance Consultations are virtual ‘face-to-face’ visits that are functionally indistinguishable from in-person services. 

Distance Consultations were always popular with people living on the other side of the country or across the city, but as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak I began providing all services virtually and these have been very well-received by local area clients. 

I am licensed to provide Dietetic services in every province in Canada except PEI and provide detailed receipts which list my inter-provincial Dietitian license numbers, so it’s easy 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, and very high blood pressure. Over the following two years, I lost substantial weight and put my Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure into remission. 

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.


Hourly Services

I offer a SMART Goal Setting Session for those who want to set specific, measurable goals that are achievable and realistic and that can be accomplished in a specific period of time.  For those who would like to meet me to see if we are a “good fit” before committing to services, or who need hourly services to meet the reimbursement requirements of their extended benefits plan, I offer hourly services.


The Complete Assessment Package is a basic all-inclusive package for clients who want to eat healthier and/or lose weight, and is available with choice of add-on options for low iron, diverticulosis, low oxalate or low-FODMAP.  The Meal Planning Package is a complete non-clinical nutrition education package for those outside of Canada.

The Dietary / Weight Management Package is a follow-up package for those who have already completed the Complete Assessment Package (or the equivalent on an hourly basis) and who are looking for additional support, or coaching. 

The Anti-Inflammatory Protocol is designed for those with inflammatory or auto-immune conditions that result in inflammation and who are already following a lower carbohydrate meal pattern which lowers inflammation, but who are seeking to further reduce pain, as well as further lower markers of inflammation.

I also offer a range of services for those who have been diagnosed with various gastro-intestinal issues, including;

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

…as well as dietary support for those undergoing anti-microbial treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

More Info

Under the “About Me” tab, you can learn about my academic training and clinical experience, as well as read a few recent reviews from clients.

If you would like to contact me to book services or to find out more information, please send me a note here and I will reply as soon as possible.