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 recently became a Certified Diabetes Educator, and help individuals to effectively manage their diabetes in both individual and class settings.
I work in a variety of areas including clinical nutrition, outpatient counselling at Medisys Preventive Health Clinic, and as a nutrition tour leader with Save-On-Foods. I also work with NDC-Nutrition at Work providing lunch-and-learn presentations, as well as tele-consulting for individuals seeking 1:1 help with a wide range of nutrition concerns.
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, CKNW and Spice Radio.
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 valuable 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 6 years ago when I ran my first half marathon. I’ve now completed 17 half marathons and 9 full marathons. I will be running my 10th full marathon in Boston in April 2018. Along the way, I’ve learned that nutrition is crucial for not only performance, but in just completing an endurance run.