Affecting health outcomes in the community is an extremely important aspect of Jane’s nutritional practice. Ideally, preventative health initiates are one of the best ways communities can reach optimal wellness states. However, when that is not possible education is required to develop plans to heal the community. The health statistics in Renfrew County are troublesome, therefore it is vital that practitioners reach out to the population to educate on ways to improve overall well being. Community nutrition can take on many forms, including educational seminars, workshops and group coaching.
Jane is extremely active in promoting nutritional awareness throughout the Ottawa Valley. She has several topics that she provides education on, but is also willing to create sessions and programs to meet the community’s needs. Her most common educational resources include:
- Nutrition 101
- Workplace Wellness
- The Effects of Stress Eating and Mental Health
- Child and Youth Nutritional Education
- Sports Team Workshops and Team Nutritional Coaching
- Mindful Eating
- Food Sensitivity Awareness
Meet Your Practitioner
My main interests lie in female hormonal balance and healing the gut. As a Naturopathic Doctor my role is to teach, guide, suggest and facilitate, but it’s the patient that improves their own health.
My passion lies within the local and organic food systems. I believe we each have a responsibility to develop a healthy and ever-evolving relationship with food that includes understanding where it comes from and how it impacts our wellbeing.
When interacting with my clients, I approach nutrition care with the whole person model and take into account daily activities, which includes mind-body, as well as social, environmental and cultural influences. I use a non-dieting approach while encompassing evidence-based nutrition therapy, intuitive eating, joyful movement, sleep hygiene and other lifestyle interventions to ensure clients feel their best.
I love food and everything about it! Creating, cooking, preparing, smelling, savouring and of course eating; so it was only natural I chose a profession based in food. My fascination of food drew me to the study of nutrition, but it is the healing properties that continues to drive my passion.
I have always had a heart for helping others. Initially this led me to exploring the field of Dietetics. Learning the powerful effect nutrition has on the body sparked a passion within me to look deeper into the root causes of health.