My journey to becoming a Registered Dietitian began a few years ago when I spent some time living in a small arctic community in Nunavut. My passion for nutrition was ignited by the disconnect I witnessed between foods found in the grocery store and the traditional Inuit diet. At this time, I also began to understand the larger role food plays in our lives. We use food in celebration, to connect with friends and loved ones, during emotional times in our lives, for weight management and also to prevent and treat chronic diseases; to nourish our bodies, minds and souls. I aim to support people by providing the tools necessary to listen to their own bodies rather than seeking external influences for unrealistic beauty and nutrition standards. As a dietitian, I see the need for multiple perspectives and collaboration to find solutions to complex nutrition problems. I believe in up-to-date evidence-based nutrition information, and most importantly, I believe that the body cannot truly be healthy at the expense of mind and soul.