Passionate to help
I graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a bachelor of nutritional science and became a registered member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario in 2015. Since then, I have worked with patients in one-on-one settings and group settings for various health problems and nutritional issues. Due to patient demands and my professional interests, I challenged the certified diabetes educator exam in 2018. This exam is eligible for health professionals with over 800 hours of experience in diabetes care. In the same year, I also became a certified bariatric educator demonstrating competency in obesity management and bariatric care.
I take on a client-centered approach in my nutrition practice. For example, instead of giving out cookie-cutter meal plans and programs, I encourage my clients to set their goals and action steps. Of course, this is all done with my supervision to ensure these plans are effective and, most importantly, safe. I choose this approach because I believe that clients know best about the realistic and achievable course of action.
In addition to improving health at an individual level, I also supported building diabetes management programs in Indigenous communities in northern Ontario, helping to mitigate health inequity and poor access. Today, I am pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health to prepare myself to solve population nutrition problems at an international level.
I grew up in Taiwan and Canada, which allowed me to understand how a person's cultural background can influence their food preference and dietary habits. My service is available in both 中文 (Mandarin Chinese) and English.