BASc, BA, Psych, RD
Kelly holds a BASc. in Nutrition and a BA in Psychology. She graduated as a dietitian in 1996 and is a member of Dietitians of Canada and of the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Her experience includes women’s health and hormones, mental health and addiction and chronic pain. She has worked in hospitals, Naturopath clinics and in private practise. Her experience is extensive – she championed the West Park Family Health team’s Craving Change ™ group program and provided one-on-one counselling to a diverse population focusing on disease management, health promotion and diabetes education. Kelly created Nutrigal Pals: a support group for women based on mindfulness and aspects of the “Craving Change” ™ program.
When she worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental health she developed and implemented all nutrition programs for multiple Addiction and Mental Health programs at CAMH and created individualized nutrition programs for cocaine, woman, youth, opiate, senior and LGBT specific groups and modified special nutritional programs for the Woman’s Inpatient & First Episode Psychosis Unit. Kelly has reviewed and edited The Manual of Clinical Dietetics 6th Addition: Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric Disorders section and provided nutritional content for the “Staying Healthy” chapter of the Client Workbook in the Substance Use and Brain Injury Bridging project.