Nicole believes that food and eating are at once a universal cultural experience and a completely individual practice. She is passionate about helping people enjoy eating while receiving the utmost nutritional benefit from their choices.
Nicole Fetterly is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of BC with experience in retail, media, foodservice, university and hospital settings. She received a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health from UBC, including an internship with Vancouver Coastal Health. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of Victoria.
Nicole loves helping her 2 young children develop an enthusiasm for cooking and healthy food. They help in the garden and kitchen and consider kale chips, baked tofu, pancakes and macaroni & cheese their signature dishes! Nicole knows the struggles of getting healthy food on the table fast and provides practical strategies and recipes to help you achieve optimum health for you and your family.
She is also an advocate for a sustainable food system, especially plant-focused diets and has extensive experience in the natural foods sector as a corporate dietitian, grocery buyer and product developer. She can provide guidance on getting your sustainable product to market, including labeling and nutrition facts panel development and insider advice on the listing process.
Shannon Smith is a Registered Dietitian who is a big proponent of supporting people’s nutrition needs with a real food approach that’s rooted in science. Shannon graduated with honours from UBC’s Food Nutrition and Health program, and completed her dietetic internship with Vancouver Coastal Health.
Her extensive experience working as a dietitian in the retail setting has armed her with an arsenal of meal preparation shortcuts to help people meet their health goals in the simplest way possible. Her approach to nutrition counselling starts with meeting people where they’re at and implementing simple yet impactful changes that can realistically become everyday habits.
Shannon is a self-described food nerd, and is currently engrossed by real food solutions to digestive health issues. She is well versed in the Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is the only time you will catch her using the word “diet”.
Shannon enjoys using her knowledge of nutrition to demystify the fact and fiction surrounding food. She believes nutrition is a powerful tool to support disease prevention and lifelong health. ‘Healthy’ food doesn’t need to be complicated – it can be simple and delicious and starts with fresh, unprocessed ingredients.