BetterByDesign Nutrition

I’m Joy Kiddie and I am a Registered Dietitian from Vancouver, Canada that is licensed to provide dietetic services to those in every province across Canada, except PEI.  I also provide non-clinical nutrition education services to those outside of Canada.

I have a post graduate degree in Human Nutrition, have been in private practice since 2008 and 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 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 provide services to people at all stages of the life-cycle, including youth up to age 19, adults of all ages, including 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. 

I design individual Meal Plans to help people with healthy eating, weight loss or weight / muscle gain and for those seeking to put chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol into remission. I also provide nutrition education for those with low iron status, gout or  high uric acid levels, kidney stones (both calcium-oxalate stones and uric acid stones), GERD,  hiatus hernia, diverticulosis and those newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism who want to know if diet can make a difference.

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
  • Licensed to practice as a Dietitian in every province in Canada, except PEI
  • Detailed receipts make it easy to submit for reimbursement to extended benefit providers
  • password-protected client portal with all needed information in one place

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 Nutrition

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.

 

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, and many find it very convenient to meet with me over their lunch breaks.

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*Note: It is sometimes unavoidable that due to an urgent clinical need I must reschedule a non-urgent appointment (24-hours or more notice will be provided whenever possible).

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