About Me - Yaletown Nutrition

About Me

My goal is to guide people towards healthy eating habits that promote all aspects of health and wellness

Liz Powell

Registered Dietitian

I understand how difficult it can be to implement change in your life. Regardless of how motivated you are or how desperate you are to make changes, we often don't know where to start and life can get in the way. On top of all this, we are living in a world where we are inundated with nutrition information ALL THE TIME and so much of this is inaccurate and in some cases, harmful. With all the rules of what we “should” be doing, we often lose touch with what truly makes us feel good and supports our overall well-being.

My Approach

You know your body best. My goal is to provide you with evidence-based, compassionate support so that you can develop eating patterns that promote all aspects of your health and well-being. Healthy eating shouldn’t cause stress, guilt, or anxiety, this is why I practice as a non-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian. I advocate against dieting (restriction, rules and deprivation) and weight stigma because of the harms they cause to our overall well-being. Together, we can develop strategies to get you more in tune with your body, feel confident in the food choices you’re making, and promote your overall health.

Whether your goals are to improve your relationship with food, learn how to eat well with a busy schedule, manage your high cholesterol, or help alleviate unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms, I would love to work with you one-on-one to help you achieve them.

My Background

I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Dietetics. I completed my dietetic internship with the Provincial Health Services Authority, which included experience in pediatric nutrition at BC Children’s Hospital, sport nutrition with the Canadian Sports Institute, oncology nutrition at the BC Cancer Agency, and more. As a Registered Dietitian, I began my career at Vancouver General Hospital providing relief coverage in a variety of areas, including General Surgery, ICU, Burns & Trauma, Transplant, Geriatrics, Neurology, Palliative Care, and Acute Medicine.

I currently work part time at Vancouver General Hospital and part time in private practice with Yaletown Nutrition. Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with my husband, family and friends, exploring the world, trying new cuisines, camping, or playing board games.

Nutrition Professionals

What is a Dietitian?

And how are they different from other nutrition professionals?

All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians.

Nutritionist is a general term used to describe anyone who studies or has expertise in nutrition. It is important to note that the title Nutritionist is not protected or regulated, so anyone can use this title regardless of their educational level or background.

A Registered Dietitian is a nutritionist who has a degree in nutrition from an accredited university, has completed hands-on training through a comprehensive internship, and passed a registration examination. They are also required to remain in good standing with their regulatory body, with the completion of yearly continuing competency programs.

To learn more, visit Dietitians of Canada.

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