Hi, my name is Carolyn, and my story is quite simple really……I love food! I’m a Registered Dietitian, so it may not be surprising that food is constantly on my mind, whether it’s what I’m going to eat for dinner tonight, or how I’m going to stage my pumpkin spice muffin photo shoot.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia in 2013, and am registered with the College of Dietitians of BC. I work in a variety of areas including clinical nutrition, outpatient counselling at Medisys Preventive Health Clinic, as a nutrition tour leader with Save-On-Foods, and I work with tele-clients through NDC-Nutrition at Work. Through my private practice, I counsel individuals with a variety of heath issues, provide lunch-and-learn presentations, and am a contributing writer for Huffington Post BC, BC Living and HealthCastle. Media appearances have included segments on CBC Television and CKNW – The Natural Health Show.
As a born and raised West Coaster, I love that the local and cultural food options available in the Vancouver area are never-ending.
You could say that my love for cooking and baking came at a young age. My best friend Steph and I used to pretend that we were on a cooking show while we baked. Sugar cookies were our specialty…we made a MEAN sugar cookie! Steph was a free spirit, always eating half the dough, making messes, and not being particularily careful with measuring ingredients, while I was little Miss. Perfectionist, shooting Steph bad looks when I would catch her eating sugar straight out of the bag and licking her fingers. I now thank Steph, as I am trying to be more spontaneous, with recipes, which means less measuring and more experimenting…and a little taste test here and there. Looks like Steph taught me a good lesson =)
I must confess that every once in awhile the ‘cooking show’ has been known to make an appearance.
I am almost as passionate about running as I am about food. It all started 5 years ago when I ran my first half marathon. I’ve now completed 15 half marathons and 7 full marathons. Along the way, I’ve learned that nutrition is crucial for not only performance, but in just completing an endurance run.