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I’m Joy Kiddie, a full-time Registered Dietitian who has been in private practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia since 2008.

I am passionate about helping people feel better and restore their health, and I believe there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ meal pattern.

My services range from routine to highly specialized.


Sustainable Weight Loss and Improved Health

One of the biggest obstacles people face when seeking to lose weight is not wanting to be hungry, and who can blame them? But most people don’t realize that it is actually the foods they are eating, and when they eat them that is driving their hunger, and food cravings.

Being overweight and the metabolic disruptions that come with it, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, is not the result of a lack of self-control, but of powerful hormones released in varying amounts in response to food. 

I have years of experience helping people change the drivers of hunger and cravings, which enables them to lose weight without feeling hungry— and this is what makes weight loss achievable and sustainable.

I offer a range of evidence-based dietary approaches, and also have six years of experience supporting low carb and very low carb (keto) diets.

There are three ways to get started; an Hourly Consultation, a Complete Assessment Package, or a Comprehensive Dietary Package.

You can learn about these packages under the Services tab.

Additional Nutrition Education

I also provide dietary support for those diagnosed with Early Chronic Kidney Disease at stage 3 or below, and offer teaching for those with GERD, gout, diverticulosis or diverticulitis, hiatus hernia, kidney stones, migraines, newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or wanting to improve iron status from food.

These are available on an hourly basis, or as add-on options to either the Complete Assessment Package or Comprehensive Dietary Package at a reduced cost.



I have considerable experience helping people with various GI disorders, and those with food allergies and food sensitivities.

I offer an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Package for those diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Package for those struggling with the symptoms, a Celiac Disease Management Package for those newly diagnosed with celiac disease, and a Food Sensitivities / Food Allergies Package for people who know or suspect they are sensitized to specific foods. 

You can learn about these packages under the Services tab.



I offer a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Package to help those diagnosed with this disorder to reduce their symptoms.

Therapeutic Ketogenic DietFor the last 5 years I have designed therapeutic ketogenic diets for people with seizure disorder and as adjunct treatment in specific types of cancer.  There is evolving evidence that a therapeutic ketogenic diet may be helpful in some mental health conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder.  As a result, I now design therapeutic ketogenic diets for those who want to trial it for this purpose, under the oversight of their doctors.  I also teach people how to track their Glucose Ketone Index so both they and their doctors can assess the therapeutic benefit of the diet.

You can learn more about these under the Services tab.


Multigenerational Services

I work with adults of all ages and stages of life, including individuals, couples, and multiple members of the same family. I support the needs of children over the age of six, teens, youth, young adults and seniors. I also provide expectant mothers with a three-phase prenatal Meal Plan that is adjusted for their changing nutritional needs over each trimester.

Multicultural Services

I am knowledgeable with the foods and cultural practices of many regions of Asia and South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean which enables me to provide culturally-appropriate food options so that people can continue to eat with their extended families. I am also experienced designing Meal Plans for vegetarians and those with ethical, cultural, or religious food practices. 

Extended Benefits for Dietitian

Did you know that 70% of Canadians have extended benefits that cover visits to a Registered Dietitian in their standard plans? 

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Virtual Nutrition Practice

    • > 10 years experience providing virtual Dietitian services across Canada
    • 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. 

Dietitian Interprovincial Practice

I am licensed to provide dietetic services in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario and in other provinces and territories (except Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and PEI  that require registration for out-of-province Dietitians).


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.


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  2. Send in the intake form.
  3. Book your appointment.



Physician / Clinician Referral Form

Physicians or Allied Heath professionals who would like to refer a patient / client to me can download and complete this Referral Form and fax it to the number indicated on the form.

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


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