Thanks for stopping by! My name is Sarah. I'm a registered dietitian, mom of two, and diet culture dropout who loves finding simplicity in chaos. I have special interests and training in nutrition for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), reproductive health, and Intuitive Eating. I also help parents support their kiddos with eating and finding a healthy relationship with food. I offer in-person and virtual support to individuals and families looking for guidance with eating. Read below for more info on my approach, or check out the menu above to read more about my services and areas of practice.
I've been a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 2011, starting my career in Edmonton, AB with public health in high risk pregnancy, PCOS research, and reproductive health clinics. I started my private practice in Calgary in 2017, with the goal of providing virtual support to help those with PCOS and expectant/new parents.
My approach as an RD is one that you might not have experienced or even heard about before. It's called weight-inclusive care, an approach that recognizes the harm of prescribing intentional weight loss and of focusing on body weight as a metric for health. The way most healthcare providers view body size or BMI is unhelpful at best and, at worst, incredibly stigmatizing and dehumanizing. I believe that you are more than a number on the scale, and that you deserve better.
I reject the cultural ideal that bodies belong in a narrow window of an acceptable size range, or that bodies aren't meant to change as we age. I believe that it is your right to choose whether and which health-related behaviours are a priority to you. I recognize the immense privilege that is required to choose to make changes to eating patterns, physical activity, and other health-related behaviours. I am anti-weight stigma. I believe in compassionate, Health-At-Every-Size-friendly care that supports you in making choices that are individualized to meet your physical and mental health needs. I will advocate for you and help you to advocate for yourself in situations where weight stigma is preventing you from seeking or accessing health care.
For more information and resources on my approach as a dietitian, here's a small sample of readings to introduce this concept: