Today, people are more aware than ever of how a healthy diet can improve their quality of life. That’s why there’s a need for dietitians: so people can consult them about their nutritional needs and create a nutrition plan around them.
We wanted to help all those seeking dietitians capable of delivering what they need, so we made this list. Through the help of surveys and lots of inquiry, we ended up putting together this list of the best dietitians in Vancouver.
How much does getting a dietitian cost in Vancouver?
Dietitians are often transparent about their fees. Many of them also offer service packages aside from their one-on-one consultation.
Here is the table showing the fees of the dietitians we listed in our article:
|Adrienne Ngai||Elite Weight Loss Coaching: $5000|
|Vancouver Dietitians||Kickstarter: $150 |
|Jessica Chan||By request only|
|Yaletown Nutrition||Jump start: $175|
Habit Changer: $575
Grocery Store Tour: $100
|Shift Nutrition and Counselling||50-minute session: $225|
Connected Eating Program: $997
A bit of a disclaimer, but the prices listed here don’t include taxes and can go higher or lower depending on certain factors.
The Best Dietitians in Vancouver
Think you already have the budget for a dietitian? Great! Let’s head to the list to find out what makes our choices Vancouver’s best dietitians.
1. Adrienne Ngai
|SERVICES||● Elite Weight Loss Coaching|
|ADDRESS||1892 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y9, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
Although her office hours are short and closed during the weekend, Adrienne Ngai is a great choice for a dietitian in Vancouver. She has been a registered dietitian for more than 7 years and is also a certified diabetes expert.
With her personal experience in battling weight, she created the elite weight loss coaching. Aside from helping her clients choose healthy foods, she integrates self-care and mindset coaching because she believes it is essential for weight loss.
This might be a bit less inclusive than others, as her plan is focused on weight loss. We understand that weight loss is required for some illnesses, but it might slightly alienate those with, say, eating disorders.
However, if weight loss is something you need, she’s a solid dietitian who can offer you personalized diet plans. Of course, she can also work around your personal food preferences and allergies.
Moreover, you can pay for her services in installments, which is a welcome option. No need to drop that $5000 in just one go.
For some people, though, this amount can be a bit expensive. After all, she’s just offering three-month coaching.
But if you can afford it, we still do think it’s worth it, as our survey of her past clients showed Adrienne Ngai has proven results. We found many cases of her helping clients get fit within just 3 months.
Here are some testimonials from previous clients:
“I have learned so much in the past 3 months and the way I think about food and eat food has changed for the better. Adrienne is a very knowledgeable professional whose passion is helping people. She will not give up on you and will always find the positive. This is not a cookie cutter approach or a gimmick but teaches you to eat a well-balanced diet and to lose weight in a slow sustainable way. The mind set practises where particularly helpful for me. I have lost close to 25 lbs which was my goal.” – Glenn Doupe
“Adrienne has been extremely helpful. My wife has got rid of migraines and has developed a healthy eating habits and got abundant knowledge on how to eat a balanced diet. My wife has got good results so far in weight loss too. She has all the solutions to maintain a sustainable diet that works for everyone without any restrictions. Highly recommend!!” – Hardik Parmar
2. Vancouver Dietitians
|SERVICES||● Consultation and Recommendation Packages|
● Media & Brand Partnerships
● Grocery Store Tours
● Presentations & Workshops
● Cooking Classes
|ADDRESS||3077 Granville St #201, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Vancouver Dietitians was founded by two registered dietitians, Alexandra Imman and Stephanie Dang. Today, they are a team of 4 people with different specialties and years of experience as a dietitian.
They have less of a focus on weight loss and focus more on the overall digestive and nutritional health. 2 people in their team specialize in helping people with eating disorders, while some have experience with children’s diet and sports nutrition.
Vancouver Dietitians offers different plans for those with different budgets as well. Their prices range from $150 to $450, which we think is a good price range.
If you’re wondering what’s involved at each price tier, the cheapest one includes a 45-minute consultation and a summary of recommendations. The next tier for their program costs $250 but also includes a follow-up consultation.
Meanwhile, the last one is $450 but has three follow-up consultations. Obviously, that’s the one to go for if you want more granular advice and diet planning.
Unfortunately, recipe suggestions and meal ideas aren’t included. You have to pay a separate fee just to get those.
We don’t mind it that much though, as they also offer cooking classes and grocery tours. You can just check their website too for some recipes that are suitable for your recommended diet.
Although if you indeed contact them, just make sure that you message during the weekdays and Saturday mornings. They’re closed on Sundays and have shorter office hours every Saturday.
These customers explained their experience with Vancouver Dietitians:
“Alexandra provided an informative session that gave me useful and inspiring strategies but didn’t overwhelm with details. The meal plan will be helpful, too. I like her focus on overall healthy eating, rather than counting calories. We didn’t say the word “calories” once. I am already making small changes that hopefully will have big results.” – Mitchell Gray
“Stephanie has really been helpful with helping my son address his disordered eating thoughts & behaviours. He has made lots of progress already after only 2 appointments.” – Zara Burgess
3. Jessica Chan
|SERVICES||● Individual Consultations|
● Grocery Store Tours
● Corporate Workshops
|ADDRESS||900 West Hastings St, Suite 800, Vancouver BC, V6C1E5|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Jessica Chan has been a registered dietitian for more than a decade. She’s even been interviewed by the press a lot due to her expertise and academic background.
She doesn’t only offer weight management but also offers nutritional genetic testing. The nutritional genetic testing or Nutrigenomix is pretty interesting, actually.
It analyzes your genes to help create a more personalized diet. The genes can show potential for developing certain illnesses, which helps dietitians plan for those in their advice.
Jessica Chan actually has some of the more varied services we found among our options. She even offers grocery tours so you can choose the right food to get and learn about nutritional labels.
However, we did notice that she doesn’t create diet plans for those with disordered eating. Another thing we noticed is that she doesn’t have her prices public like many other dietitians do nowadays.
On the other hand, as she’s a registered dietitian, you can use insurance for consultations. That means getting a one-on-one consultation won’t be that difficult for your wallet.
Overall, we think Jessica Chan is one of the best dietitians in Vancouver due to her knowledge and unique services.
According to these reviews, Jessica Chan is a helpful dietitian and has guided them to their health goals:
“Jessica was fantastic! You definitely get your money’s worth. She provided me with very useful and knowledgeable tips and filled the entire hour of time. She tailored her recommendations to my personal goals and routine and provided personalized tips. She was very professional and made me feel comfortable during our meetings. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking to get their nutrition and diet in order” – Becky Mildon
“Jessica is extremely professional and a great listener. She tailors her recommendations to my lifestyle and suggests step by step changes toward a better diet. I really appreciate the information and recommendations she has made for me. Definitely one of the best dietitians I have met!” – Jane Xia
4. Yaletown Nutrition
|SERVICES||● Consultation Packages|
● Grocery Store Tours
|ADDRESS||1118 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G2, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday & Thursday: 9am–7pm |
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4–8pm
Liz Powell runs Yaletown Nutrition. Her areas of concern as a dietitian range from common healthy food management to gut health.
That might seem a bit narrower compared to the areas of concern covered by other dietitians. But her focus and specialization in those areas help her give better quality advice since they’re her areas of expertise.
One thing we love about her is that she’s an inclusive dietitian and focuses more on eating healthy food rather than losing weight. Rather than measuring progress through your weight, she will measure progress based on your energy levels and the variety of your diet.
She also has a number of service packages with inclusions besides the consultation, which is a plus for us (we like variety here, because options are always good). The package prices go up to $575, with the lowest being $175.
For example, the Habit Changer package, the most expensive package, has an initial 90-minute consultation, 4 follow-up consultations, meal planning guidance, goal setting, email support, and access to her portal.
She can also do grocery tours where she teaches you how to pick nutritious food, save money on groceries, and choose the freshest fruits and vegetables.
Just be aware, though: she has a fee if you cancel less than 24 hours from your schedule. We understand why there’s a fee, of course, though we know some won’t like it.
Despite having some cons, Yaletown Nutrition shows that she’s really one of Vancouver’s top dietitians for her inclusive practice and her knowledge of the practice. We don’t have a problem recommending her.
These reviews show what sessions are like here:
“Liz is caring, kind and very knowledgeable. I had three sessions with her over the last few months and I gotta say she is truly AMAZING. First, she carefully listens to you and asks many questions to fully understand your lifestyle. Then, she comes up with a smart plan that is exactly customized to your needs and goals. She considers all sides of you as a human and doesn’t focus on unsustainable getting-in-shape-super-quick style. Her sessions are also fun and very informative as she simply explains the reason behind any action. In a nutshell, her recommendations are excellent both for your body and mind. Thank you very much, Liz!” – Iman
“I went to see Liz this year for help doing a complex elimination diet for food sensitivities. I’ve been vegan for 20+ years, but needed to go on a fairly restrictive diet temporarily to rule out food sensitivities to gluten, corn, legumes, etc. Liz was so helpful in making sure I was meeting my nutrition requirements while on this diet, and also helping me test various foods so I could make my diet less restrictive and I had more options day-to-day to meet my needs. I’m a bit of a nutrition nerd myself and I was worried I wouldn’t get a lot of new information I didn’t already know, but Liz is super knowlegeable and I learned lots from her. Thanks Liz!”
5. Shift Nutrition and Counseling
|SERVICES||● Connected Eating Program|
● Individual Sessions
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM |
Friday: 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Weight management is not just about changing your diet but your mindset too. Shift Nutrition and Counseling acknowledges that we need to approach the psychological issues that cause bad eating habits.
This clinic is led by a registered dietitian and counsellor, Jessica Begg. She offers a non-diet approach that we’re sure many of those with disordered eating habits will appreciate.
While she doesn’t offer service packages, there are two types of services you can choose from. One is the individual counseling while the other is the ‘Connected Eating Program’.
The individual counseling is a one-on-one 50-minute session. With a Health at Every Size® or HAES approach, this is not the conventional weight loss plan you might be expecting,
On the other hand, the ‘Connected Eating Program’ helps remove emotional eating habits by teaching intuitive eating habits and understanding the body’s needs.
Aside from pre-recorded modules in the program, it includes 90-day group sessions and lifetime access to a private community.
Even though this program sounds impressive, we’re still disappointed that there’s no actual one-on-one session package offer. For one-on-one sessions, Shift Nutrition and Counseling only offers individual sessions.
If you’re unsure which of those two to get, Shift Nutrition has a free 10-minute phone consultation where you can decide whether to have one-on-one consultations or group consultations.
So, when you’re not looking to lose weight and just want to be healthier by improving your mindset with food, then Jessica Begg is one of the best dietitians to visit in Vancouver.
These reviewers talk about how Jessica Begg is like as a dietitian:
“I heard about Jessica Begg from a friend who had a very good experience working with her. I was looking for nutritional support last year after I came back from a trip with a bad gastrointestinal parasite. Jessica at Shift Nutrition was a huge factor in helping me get better. She was incredibly knowledgeable and very focused on my individual needs. She asked lots of insightful questions and came up with a tailor-made plan to address my particular symptoms, and she updated the plan as I got better and my needs changed. Jessica is a very sympathetic and insightful nutritional and wellness counsellor, and I continued to see her even after I was rid of the parasite to resolve some lifelong eating habits. I highly recommend Jessica Begg to anyone looking for wellness and nutrition services!” – Pippa Shepherd
“I’m always impressed by Jessica knowledge of health and nutrition. She has educated me on many eating and food myths which have helped me look at food different. I like visiting Jess as she is calm and a good listener.I find she likes to build a relationships in order to understand your needs. Highly recommended” – Joanna Barstad
FAQs About Dietitians
If you’re ready to change your eating habits and move towards a healthier lifestyle, visit one of the dietitians, we’ve listed here.
Do you think we missed a dietitian? Tell us and we’ll review them.
Now, changing your diet might be a good kickstart to improving your health but that’s not the only thing you should do. An important part of having a healthy lifestyle is constant exercise.
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