Wendy is a Registered Dietitian specializing in food sensitivities for 25-years. Her practice has evolved into helping food sensitive clients expand their diet and enjoy nourishing meals. Her interest goes beyond the science and into the emotional aspects of coping with symptoms and fear around eating.
She is a respected food sensitivity expert and has provided internship and continuing education for registered dietitians for over fifteen years (see Food Allergy News). Wendy has spoken at many national conferences including:
- Dietitians of Canada Annual Conferences, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2017
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Webinar, The Ins and Outs of Food Allergy, 2014
- 28th Annual Calgary Therapeutics Course, 2011
- Pfizer Canada (EpiPen): IgE Mediated Food Allergy (videoconference presentations for family doctors) – 2013/14
- Montreal International Symposium on Probiotics: Toward Evidence-Based Health Effects, 2006
Wendy completed her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition at the University of Alberta in 1990 and a dietetic internship at the University of Alberta Hospitals in 1991. Additionally, she completed a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition from 1993-1996 at the University of British Columbia. Her research study was: Benefits of a Histamine-Reducing Diet for Some Patients with Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema.
Wendy's wide range of professional experience has given her the skills to create this website and counselling practice. In addition to her food sensitivity practice, Wendy has worked as a dietitian in hospitals, home care, long term care, primary care and public health.
Her professional affiliations include:
- College of Dietitians of Alberta
- Dietitians of Canada
- Medical Advisory Committee, Mastocytosis Society Canada
- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (Allied Health Member)
Why consult a registered dietitian (RD)? Nutrition counselling is offered by a variety of people using different titles. Like all regulated health professionals, dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in universities. In Canada, a dietitian must be registered with their provincial college, which includes a four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited university, an internship program (usually one year) and college exams. The college protects the public, by ensuring members provide ethical, evidenced-based services and maintain competence through yearly education programs. If clients feel their service did not meet these standards, they have recourse through the college.
Dietitians look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver reliable, life-changing advice.
♥ Wendy lives in Canada with her husband, two teenage daughters and cat. Her hobbies include cooking, yoga, cross country skiing, photography and hamlaxing (which is a word her family made up for relaxing in the hammock). ♥