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About Your Kitchen Dietitian

 

My name is Vashti and I'd like to be Your Kitchen Dietitian.  Follow my nutrition blog for healthy tips and exciting nutrition information.  I hope to inspire you to spend a little more time in your kitchen, and enjoy nutritious and delicious food!

I belive that eating well is just as important to our health as it is to our sense of culture and well-being.  I enjoy cooking, trying new recipes, and experimenting with new ingredients.  I became a dietitian because I could combine my passion for good, wholesome food with my interest in science and health.  As Your Kitchen Dietitian, I want to share what I know and love about food & nutrition with you.     

I am a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of BC and I have a bachelors degree in dietetics and a masters degree in human nutrition from the University of British Columbia (UBC).  I am a member of Dietitians of Canada and I currently work as a private practice dietitian.  I have also worked as a clinical dietitian for four years at St. Paul's Hospital, where I specialized in diabetes management and elder care. I was also a media spokesperson for the Dietitians of Canada; click on the "Media" tab to see some of my stories.

Prior to becoming a dietitian, I worked as a certified weight trainer and indoor cycling ("spinning") instructor.  I believe that regular exercise is just as important as eating well.  I enjoy cycling and running and have completed the Victoria marathon twice, completing the twenty-six miles in under four hours.  I have also rowed with the UBC varsity rowing team and played on recreational sport teams.  Through these athletic endeavors, I have experienced first-hand how important good nutrition is for athletic performance.  

My hobbies include hiking, sailing, making pottery, and enjoying a good glass of wine.  I also love to travel and experience the diversity of food and culture throughout the world.  I am familiar with Cambodian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Ukrainian, Latin, and many other cuisines... and I have concluded that the world is a delicious place!   

Email me by clicking on the "Contact" tab if you are interested in making an appointment. 

Your Kitchen Dietitian is relocating to Kirkland, WA (previously located in Vancouver, BC).  However, Your Kitchen Dietitian is available to Vancouver,BC clients through Skype or in-home consultations (for initial assessment session only), see "Nutrition Coaching" tab for more details.