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Sophie Koolen RD

Registered Dietitian

I’m a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition Degree from McGill University. I have many years of experience in the nutritional management of eating disorders in children, youth, and adults and have worked extensively on multidisciplinary teams for the treatment of eating disorders.

 

Skilled in client engagement, building rapport and trust, I’m here to help you find healthy and sustainable solutions to address all your nutritional concerns and ultimately, help you to make peace with food.

 

I truly understand the complexities around eating and feeding and how it influences so many aspects of our lives. I believe anyone can develop a respectful and nourishing relationship with their body regardless of the number on the scale. Unfortunately, there is so much misinformation out there about how body shape and weight impacts our health. I will support you to make decisions based on the latest scientific research,  to let go of unhelpful rules around food and to manage emotions like guilt and shame. 

Whatever stage you’re at,  I will be there to guide you through the process of renourishing yourself and/or your child.  This may involve eating more mechanically at first in order to get you back on track or it may mean teaching you to eat more mindfully and  intuitively.  I will also offer guidance around managing habits and behaviours in addition to providing support around food choices.  Most importantly, I will tailor my evidence-based  recommendations to your physical, social and emotional needs and of course, your readiness for change.

Allow me to join you on your journey to building a more balanced, joyful relationship with  food.  

Areas of Practice

  • Disordered Eating

  • Eating Disorders including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder 

  • Feeding consultation for parents across the developmental spectrum 

  • Picky eaters

  • Vegetarian, pescatarian, veganism

  • Sports Nutrition

Educational Background

  • Bachelor in Dietetics and Human Nutrition - McGill University

Professional Registration

  • Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia

  • Member of the Dietitians of Canada

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