BetterByDesign Nutrition

I’m Joy Kiddie and I am an experienced Registered Dietitian with a post-graduate degree in Human Nutrition who has 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 have the experience to guide you through the various nutrition options, and I tailor services to your specific clinical, cultural and nutritional needs.

I am experienced helping people who have been diagnosed with GI disorders, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as other gut health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  I am also very 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 offer several specialty packages and hourly services related to these, listed under the Services tab. 

For healthy eating and weight loss (or gain), I design personalized Meal Plans based on several evidence-based dietary approaches — including a Mediterranean diet, pescatarian, whole-food predominantly plant-based (vegetarian), and have over 5 years’ experience supporting low carb and ketogenic diets. I also provide therapeutic nutrition services for those seeking to put chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol into remission.

Nutrition is BetterByDesign. 

You can review my hourly services, packages and add-on options in the drop-down menu under the Services tab, or you can get started by choosing your services.

What My Clients Say

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


COVID-19 UPDATE: The College of Dietitians of BC confirmed on September 23, 2020 that even though British Columbia is in Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, there has been no change with respect to limitations on in-person Dietetic practice since Phase 2.  This article outlines the restrictions currently in place, but not to worry.  I meet with my clients via secure telehealth software, and have over 10 years experience providing virtual services.

Virtual Nutrition Practice

  • Over a decade of Virtual Practice experience
  • Uses secure HIPAA- and PIPEDA-compliant telehealth software
    • no software to download
    • no registration needed
  • Licensed as a Dietitian in every province in Canada, except PEI
  • Payments for services can be made either via an e-transfer made out to the business name or via credit card in the secured Shop
  • Detailed receipts provided to make it easy to submit to extended benefit providers
  • Provides non-clinical nutrition education services to those outside of Canada. If you have health conditions, please consult a Registered Dietitian where you live.


Relevant & Relatable 

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.

I also understand first-hand what it’s like to live with anaphylactic food allergies, food intolerances, and a GI disorder. 


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.

Getting Started

You can review my hourly services, packages and add-on options in the drop-down menu under the Services tab and get started with the services of your choice.


For MD / Health Providers

To refer one of your patients, please fax me the referral form.





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