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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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LET'S GET STARTED!

LIFESTYLE, HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING

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NUTRITION

SUPPORT

REGISTERED DIETITIANS & DIABETES EDUCATORS

 
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YOUR RD AT YOUR SERVICE

Get in touch and let's make a plan!
With the overwhelming amount of information available through the internet, on social media, in the news, from family, friends and foodies, it's really tough to know what the real deal is with foods, diets, and lifestyle approaches. It's not always easy to make healthy choices that will benefit your short and long-term health.
 
As Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, our staff have completed a 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree, a Masters in Applied Nutrition, and years of experience researching and providing trustworthy, evidence-based nutrition therapy and counselling.
 
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? Do you want the real deal? Contact one of our dietitians, today, to explore the opportunity of 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.
Our dietitians are experienced in nutrition counselling in all phases and life stages:
DIABETES
Type 1
Type 2
Pre-diabetes
Gestational diabetes
FAMILY NUTRITION
Pregnancy and Maternal nutrition
Nutrition for Breastfeeding
Infant nutrition
Picky eating
Healthy snacking
GI HEALTH
IBS / GERD / Reflux
Gastropareisis
Celiac (gluten-free)
Diarrhea / Constipation
HEART HEALTH
Hypertension
Dyslipidemia
Fatty Liver Disease
Metabolic Syndrome
Weight management
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. Specialty: Diabetes
Jessica
Jessica is passionate about providing culturally appropriate care. She believes nutrition care plans should be unique and personalized, based on lifestyle preferences and health and wellness goals.
Specialty: Paediatrics

Most employee benefit plans cover the cost of our services.

 

'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?

 

Our Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians 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 medical nutrition therapy 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, we 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 us, today, to get started.

Check out our blog site jammed paced with evidence-based information on various topics of interest, HERE.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES

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CONTACT

ONE of OUR DIETITIANS

We take great pride in the relationships we build with clients and always welcome the opportunity to continue the pursuit of our passion to educate and advocate about the benefits of including a variety of 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.

Many employee benefit plans cover the cost of Registered Dietitian Services.

 

If you are done with diets, ready to stop restricting and set to find a more sustainable approach to eating, being active and living your best life, our team is ready and happy to help! Contact us using the form, below

 

If you have questions, comments or just want to say "HI!", please get in touch, today!

It's our mission to help you

live your best life!

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