What to Expect…

Working with…

 

Brittaney Berendsen, RD

As a Dietitian, I specialize in helping individuals to liberate themselves from their eating disorders/ disordered eating patterns and reclaim their lives. I also am passionate about helping individuals to break free from dieting/ diet culture and rediscover the joy of eating with the modalities of intuitive eating and mindfulness. 

I practice with an attentive, holistic, non-diet and food inclusive approach to nutrition therapy. My practice revolves around a Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy with the understanding that bodies are not actionable. I utilize nutrition-focused aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and Solutions- Focused Therapy with a Trauma informed lens. I employ a candid, compassionate, motivational and strengths- based approach.

In our work you will learn to become reacquainted with your body’s hunger and satiety cues. You will learn the fundamentals of gentle nutrition while building skills for application including meal planning, intuitive eating and much more! Our work offers a courageous first step towards healing your relationship with food and your body.

It is an honour to help those on their journey of eating disorder recovery, I look forward to hearing how I can best support you as you pursue a brighter chapter.

Brittaney’s areas of Practice, interest & ongoing learning:

  • Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders
  • Intuitive Eating & Mindfulness (to improve your relationship with food)
  • General Nutrition Counselling (including goal setting & healthy recipes)
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition
  • Vegan & Vegetarianism

Sydney Withers, RD

My practice focuses on building habits that are lifelong and helping clients develop a critical lens when discerning nutrition information. As Ellyn Satter says, “When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers”. This is a guiding star for my practice as I take the passenger seat and assist you in making sustainable and enjoyable changes. I will work with you to identify your health goals and build an action plan to achieve these outcomes. Your plan will be tailored, flexible, evidence- informed, and include strategies to overcome challenges, improve your relationship with food, manage health conditions and achieve food adequacy. I employ a motivational, strengths-based approach to nutrition therapy.

Sydney’s areas of Practice, interest & ongoing learning:

  • Digestive Concerns (IBS, IBD, celiac, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes & Renal Disease
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition
  • Pediatric Nutrition (infant feeding, picky eating)
  • Vegan & Vegetarianism
  • Intuitive Eating & Mindfulness (to improve your relationship with food)

 

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NUTRITION CONSULTING

Inital Nutrition Assessment

Involves a comprehensive review of your health history including medications, conditions, barriers to healthy living and values. We will then review your relationship with food through a food intake record and a deep dive into your thoughts and feelings about food. Your nutrition plan will be designed based on your health goals, challenges and the expertise of our dietitians.

Follow-Up Appointment #1

We will educate and implement strategies that help you achieve your health goals based on barriers faced, level of impact and your baseline nutrition knowledge.

 

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT #2 +

We will fine-tune your nutrition plan and strategies to optimize outcomes. Ongoing education, counselling and support (encouragement and accountability) is provided.