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Frequently Asked Questions

Cristina is here to educate and inspire- Here are some of my most common questions:

What do I need to prepare for my first session?

Adobe-PDF-Logo Please read these instructions on keeping your 7 day food journal before your appointment.

Is she going to tell me not to eat my favorite foods?

mango1Cristina will conduct a complete nutrition assessment and provide you with a diet plan and specific food subsitutions that will help you achieve your goals. Cristina knows how to work your favorite foods into your plan and makes eating better fit into your lifestyle.   You will leave feeling empowered, motivated and confident that you will be successful.  If you purchase a meal plan or one of the Nutrition Packages, then you will also have a sample meal plan to get you started on your new way of healthy eating.  

Cristina has a balanced approach to food and nutrition where moderation is key.  She works with your food preferences and lifestyle to make practical meal suggestions, and she will help you make lifestyle changes that are sustainable and will help you reach your performance and body comp goals. She is skilled at helps you overcome emotional eating and improve your relationship with food.  

When are you available?

daytimerCristina is available for presentations during evenings and weekends.  

Cristina's office hours are Thursdays 9:30am-6:30pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm  

Are you hiring any volunteer or paid positions?

pomegraniteThere are no paid or volunteer opportunities at this time.  Due to confidentiality in sessions with clients, Cristina is not able to have students "shadow" her work day.  

There may be some volunteer opportunities at organizations such as Vancouver Coastal Health, non profit food security organizations, UBC, SportMedBC, Fortius, Canadian Sport Centre and recreational sports teams.  

Where is your office?

Cristina is meeting clients virtually and in person at her home office near Dollarton Hwy in North Vancouver.

RD versus Nutritionist?

deree1Registered Dietitians have completed a 4 year university degree, a one year internship and a nationwide exam. We are trained to work in the treatment and prevention of disease using evidence-based treatment plans and are regulated under the Health Professionals Act.

Anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist, it is an unregulated term in Canada and these individuals have no set qualifications or nutrition education. Registered Holistic NutritionistTM are individuals trained in a 1 year program, they are not regulated by a governing body and they are not clinically trained to treat health conditions.

You can check whether someone is a qualified nutrition professional by contacting Dietitians of Canada or BC College of Dietitians to obtain a list of Registered Dietitians in your area.

Latest News

  • Cristina is Offering TeleHealth Nutrition Consultations

    If you need me, I'm here.  To keep everyone safe during COVID-19, Cristina has moved her practice online.  Self isolation poses its own sets of challenges with eating well, feeding your kids and staying on track with your fitness goals.  Book an online nutrition consultation today, to get back on track with a plan that works for you.   
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