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NUTRITION
 

& DIABETES EDUCATORS

SUPPORT
REGISTERED DIETITIANS 

WHAT IS T1D?  |  NEW DIAGNOSIS  |  NUTRITION  |  EDUCATION  |  SUPPORT  |  PROGRAMS  |  SERVICES  |  BLOGSHOP

 
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YOUR RD AT YOUR SERVICE

GET IN TOUCH AND LET'S MAKE A PLAN!

Are you looking for extra support to reach your health goals? Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic disease and require customized support to help manage your health? Are you looking to lead a healthier, more balanced lifestyle and not sure where to start? Contact me, today, to explore the opportunity of us working together to create an evidence-based, sustainable care plan that will help you reach your health and nutrition goals, while living your best life. Click HERE for meal planning support.
GI HEALTH
IBS / GERD / Reflux
Gastropareisis
Celiac (gluten-free)
Diarrhea / Constipation
HEART HEALTH
Hypertension
Dyslipidemia
Fatty Liver Disease
Metabolic Syndrome
Weight management
DIABETES
Type 1
Type 2
Pre-diabetes
Gestational diabetes

FAMILY NUTRITION
Pregnancy and Maternal nutrition
Nutrition for Breastfeeding
Infant nutrition
Picky eating
Healthy snacking
OUR TEAM
Kristen
Kristen has experience counselling clients from all walks of life, in all phases and stages, and is equipped to support clients experiencing any number of health, digestive or chronic disease management challenges. Her individualized approach aims to improve her clients' quality of life. Specialty: Diabetes
Jessica
Jessica is passionate about providing culturally appropriate, individualized care. She believes care plans should be unique and personalized, based on lifestyle preferences and health and wellness goals. Specialty: renal, chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease, and prediabetes

Most employee benefit plans cover the cost of our services.

LIFESTYLE, HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING

'FEELING GOOD' MADE EASIER.

Managing your health can be overwhelming. It seems there are never enough hours in the day to shop, prep, cook and enjoy home cooked, nutritious meals. Sleep, stress and eating patterns can work for or against you and the amount of misinformation circulating on social media makes things that much more confusing. Where do you start? How do you start? What's best for you?

 

I have completed 4 years of specialized education in food and nutrition (Bachelor of Applied Science), a Masters degree in Applied Nutrition and hundreds of hours of diabetes education and nutrition counselling building personalized, patient-centred nutrition care plans for clients of all ages and life stages.

 

The foods we eat play a major role in short- and long-term health outcomes, but food is just one piece of a larger puzzle. Sleep, stress, mental health, physical activity, cultural traditions, spirituality, habits and behaviours often present challenges to overall health and wellness. We can address what ails you, together.

 

If you are looking for extra help, resources, tools and strategies to get you closer to your health goals, I look forward to the opportunity to support you and your family in optimizing your lifestyle and making choices that will help you... LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.

Please contact me, today, to get started.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES

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Kristen has been laser-focused on the pursuit of her dream of establishing a support centre for people challenged by Type 1 diabetes (T1D) since her daughter's diagnosis in 2013. Her personal experience as an adult with, and a parent of a child managing this chronic, complex, life threatening disease will be of great benefit and inspiration to the patients and families she will encounter in her professional career. Kristen's contributions to The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre have helped to ensure that the needs of its patients and families are being met while incorporating ideas and expertise that support The Centre's strategic plan. Kristen has emerged as a role model and example of how to not only help yourself, but also help others. She continues to exemplify resilience, dedication and a determination to excel, pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box to accomplish goals and striving to be inclusive. She believes that working together in interdisciplinary teams, where patients have a strong voice, is far more powerful than achieving success in isolation. Kristen has vision, compassion and empathy for others and consistently demonstrates her adaptability and in-depth understanding of the needs, implications and effects of chronic disease on both physical and mental well-being. She offers a background of varied experiences to draw from.that will be of great benefit to those lives she touches.

MARLENE GRASS, RN | Founder

The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre

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WHAT IS T1D?  |  NEW DIAGNOSIS  |  NUTRITION  |  EDUCATION  |  SUPPORT  |  PROGRAMS  |  SERVICES  |  BLOGSHOP

PLACE

WELL

$485

WORK

NESS

MEAL

PLAN

$265

7-DAY

MEAL

PLAN

$425

14-DAY

TION

EDU

$145

NUTRI

CATION

PACKAGES & SERVICE FEES

Your jump start to improved nutrition, health and wellness begins with a 1-hour initial session, followed by 2 x 30-minute check-ins that are scheduled to support your care plan and suit your calendar. This package is suited for those looking for a better understanding of how food and nutrition contributes to health and wellness. One of our dietitians will work with you to develop individual care plans; including goal setting and provision of resources.

Our Pairs Pack offers couples, partners, caregivers, siblings, teammates... a 1 x combined 90-minute initial session and 2 x 30-minute follow-ups to kickstart the journey to improved health and wellness; intended for pairs who share a singular nutrition goal. Follow-ups can be booked together as a 1hr session, or separately as 30-minute sessions. One of our dietitians will work with you to develop individual care plans; including goal setting and provision of resources.

The Family Plan offers families of 2+ people a 1-hour group nutrition education session to help your family build healthy balanced meals, how to grocery shop, how to get the most value out of your pantry, quick and convenient meal tips, cooking with kids, and more. A follow-up add-on package can be purchased to support your family's nutrition goals. One of our dietitians will work with you to provide education, help you set goals and provide any useful resources.

Our 7-day meal plan package offers 1 x 45 minute meal planning session with a 7-day meal plan, PLUS 4 weeks access to our meal planning app and food tracker with access to in-app, direct text messaging with your dietitian. Your customized meal plan will include 21 unique recipes with grocery shop list along with 14 snack ideas. This package is ideal for those looking to improve general health and/or target specific nutrition needs to manage chronic disease.

Our 14-day meal plan package offers 1 x 45 minute meal planning session with a 14-day meal plan, PLUS 4 weeks access to our meal planning app and food tracker with access to in-app, direct text messaging with your dietitian. Your customized meal plan will include 42 unique recipes with grocery shop list along with 28 snack ideas. This package is ideal for those looking to improve general health and/or target specific nutrition needs to manage chronic disease.

Our Nutrition Education package offers 1:1 support to caregivers, patients, family members, coaches, teachers, spouses, etc. who are looking for customized education to support family members, students, partners, parents, etc. Sessions are 45-minutes in length with 15-minutes for Q&A and provision of helpful resources. Follow-up add-on packages available for additional sessions to ensure caregivers have the information they need to feel comfortable in supporting or providing necessary care for a variety of health challenges. See discounted pricing, below.

Workplace wellness has proven to improve the health of employees; leading to less sick days, increased productivity, enhanced job satisfaction and contributes to decreased overall healthcare costs. Taking care of your employees is the best investment you can make.

Our corporate package base price includes a 45-minute presentation + 15 minutes of Q&A. Options available include: presentation on a variety of health & wellness topics, cooking demos, meal planning, grocery shop tips & tricks (4-5ppl), lunch & learn workshops, and more. Base package can be customized to address general or specific health goals. Group discounts available for 1:1 follow-up sessions available. Call for pricing specific to your needs.

FOLLOW-UP ADD-ON PACKAGE OPTIONS:

  • 3 follow-ups for $210 ($15 savings) - ideal for nutrition reset, picky-eaters, 

  • 5 follow-ups for $325 ($50 savings) - ideal for pregnancy, food sensitivities, GI challenges

  • 10 follow-ups for $ 595 ($155 savings) - ideal for chronic disease management

MEAL PLAN ADD-ON PACKAGES (must have completed one of our packages, above):

  • 7-day Meal Plan + 30-minute follow-up for $195

  • 14-day Meal Plan + 30-minute follow-up for $325

FAMILY

PLAN

$249

PAIRS

PACK

$325

JUMP

START

$295

ON

PLANS

ADD

* Individual sessions are available if determined to be the most beneficial approach for care.

         Initial assessment (1hr) - $145.00  |  Follow-up sessions (30mins) - $75.00

CONTACT

US

IT'S OUR MISSION TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE.

We take great pride in the relationships we build with clients and always welcome the opportunity to continue the pursuit of our passions to educate and advocate about the benefits of including nutritious, whole foods and snacks in your daily routine. It's your job to set goals and our job to help you achieve them with tools and resources that are personalized to you, drawing upon years of experience to bring about successful outcomes.

Most employee benefit plans cover the cost of Registered Dietitian services.

If this sounds like it's just what you need in your life, we're ready and happy to help! Contact us using the form, below, or via email at kristen@t1dacademy.caIf you have questions, comments or just want to say "HI!", please use the contact form, below, to get in touch, today!

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