Community Coaching

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


Jane also co-facilitates the Lavallee Health Centre community wellness programs Balance and Align with Dr Cheryl Allen. To book and appointment with Jane, call 613-635-7026.

Meet Your Practitioner

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Dr Rachel Helferty

My main interests include digestive concerns, mental health, pain, and hormonal balance. These specific areas are crucial considerations for long-term health and quality of life and can sometimes be overlooked

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Paula Bashford

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.

Janki Patel

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.

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Jane Wood

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.

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Dr Cheryl Allen

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.