Jackie completed a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology from York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition from Ryerson University. Most recently, she completed her Masters of Health Science in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson University in 2020 where she completed all the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian.
During her dietetic internship training in her Master’s degree, she completed rotations on several inpatient units at North York General Hospital, outpatient general practice and diabetes placements at Unison Health and Community Services, and a rotation at Special Olympics Ontario running nutrition workshops and cooking classes for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Jackie has additional training in mindful eating as well as dealing with picky eating in autistic children which she incorporates into her work.
Jackie has a special interest in supporting adults and kids with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities through nutrition. She loves working with folks with conditions such as cerebral palsy, MS, arthritis, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, brain injury, Down Syndrome, autism, and ADHD.
Jackie uses an evidence-based, client-centred approach with patients to support them in making sustainable, long-term behavior change, managing their conditions, and preventing complications.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, meditating, journaling, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.