A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I am so glad you're here.
I’m Jenna, the Founder of Intuition Nutrition.
I've been a Registered Dietitian for almost ten years now and am licensed to practice in Ontario. I have spent most of my career working in primary care, supporting all ages and stages for a variety of reasons (from pediatric nutrition concerns to elevated cholesterol to disordered eating to IBS).
What I’ve come to realize over the past decade is that my passion lies in Intuitive Eating. This is why I decided to take the leap and leave my primary care job so that I could open and focus on Intuition Nutrition, a place where I can really dive into supporting you in making peace with food and empowering you to trust your gut when making food choices.
Here are some fast facts about me:
I am "mommy" to two little, lively humans — a budding artist and a curious wonder.
I am originally from Northern Ontario and now live in a rural town in Southwestern Ontario. I love the "small-town" vibe and sense of community in rural towns like ours.
I love birds and my favourite is the heron. To me, a heron represents stillness and calm and serves as a reminder to be present.
Some things that bring me joy include being in nature with my family, travelling and trying new cuisines, cooking (and most importantly - eating), the first sip of hot coffee (and checking out new cafes with my husband), doing crafts with my kids, strolling through local markets, and listening to podcasts (from true crime to Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert).
I became a dietitian because I LOVE (and live) to eat. So it's really important that we get one thing straight right from the beginning of our journey together: I AM NOT THE FOOD POLICE. Partly because I know how damaging and harmful it can be to restrict foods but mostly, because I firmly believe life is too short to not enjoy the foods we love.
Call me old-fashioned, but I love snail mail cards — sending & receiving them.
I leave my favourite flavour for the last bite at every meal.
I say yes to pineapple on pizza and no to cilantro on anything.
I believe food is so much more than just what goes on our plates. It nourishes our bodies, it brings us joy (fluffy homemade bread anyone?), and it is part of so many life experiences.
Check out an interview I did with Jennifer Slay on What's Up London:
Enough about me, let's get to know YOU!