About Me

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, and received my Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from University of British Columbia in 2008. I’m registered with the Colleges of Dietitians of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and am a long-standing member of Dietitians of Canada (DC). I speak both English and French and am listed in the Réso Santé Colombie-Britannique, a directory of French-speaking health professionals.

Practicing what I preach

In March 2017 I was at a crossroads with respect to my own health. It was more accurately, a crisis. I knew that I would either have to change the way I ate or would need to go on several types of medications to address high blood sugar, high cholesterol and very high blood pressure.

The day I made the decision was March 5, 2017 and I’ve never looked back.

Please keep in mind that everybody has different nutritional needs and medical background, so each individual’s ‘journey’ will be different than mine.

Published Researcher

I’m a published researcher in the area of mental health nutrition.

Here is the link to my published study on the Dietary Intake and Nutrient Status of Children with ADHD.

Full Research Article:

International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 767318, 7 pages


Recent Reviews (from the BBDNutrition profile on Google)

“Joy was highly recommended to me last summer for help with my pre-diabetes, IBS and Lymphatic colitis. She gave me an excellent food plan and great tips specifically tailored for my health issues. Since that time I have had no flare ups, less bloating and have lost weight and inches. She knows her stuff and can relate to individual client’s needs.” ~ Jennifer MacMillan

“Joy was a pleasure to work with and was very knowledgeable about nutrition. She is extremely thorough in her approach to your health and takes your goals into consideration when consulting with you. I would and have recommended her services.” ~ Sharon Perry

“I had an initial online consultation with Joy in Feb 2019. My family history is significant for T2DM. Although I am a healthy, thin, and very active middle age woman, I had concerns about insulin resistance & getting T2DM. I learned so much from Joy. My consults with her were well worth my time & the cost. She is a wealth of information. She walks the walk & has reversed her own struggles with weight, blood sugar & blood pressure. I am proud to report that one year after consulting with Joy, I no longer take blood pressure medication & my fasting blood sugars are in the 90’s for the first time in a very long time. I highly recommend her!!” ~ Anna Dowd

BBD nutrition did a lot to help both my boyfriend and I. She was incredibly kind, professional, and easy to talk to about sensitive and embarrassing issues. She offered support from day one, and pointed us to many references to help along the way. We highly recommend for both the knowledge and kindness we experienced.” ~Bryanna MacDonald