Hey, I’m Heather
Registered dietitian based in Belgium. If you’re looking for help and advice about your diet and/or making positive changes for your health, you’re in the right spot!
In addition to helping you make general, healthy nutritional choices, I can work with you on diet and lifestyle changes for a variety of health challenges, such as achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes type 2, (risk of) cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, digestive complaints, and more.
I have been working in the nutrition space since 2018 first as a health coach and now as a registered dietitian. In addition to working with clients and patients individually, I also regularly host workshops and seminars online and in person. I’m passionate about making healthy nutrition accessible and teaching others that it doesn’t have to be a far departure from your regular habits – or put a strain on your budget!
I got started in the nutrition field while struggling to manage my own diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as burnout from my corporate job.
On a more personal note… I’m originally from Canada, but have been in Belgium since 2011. I currently live in the Flemish countryside with my partner, our orange cat, Milo, and leonberger dog, Finnley. I speak (and work) in English and Dutch.
Qualifications & Achievements
Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics, Odisee Hogeschool, 2023
Certified by the Belgian federal government (5-64985-40-601)
Member of the Flemish Professional Association of Dieticians
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nutritional Therapy Association (2017)
Monash University FODMAP Diet for IBS (2020)
Wellness for organisations
Regularly leading seminars and workshops around various nutrition and health topics for Belgian and international organisations (find out more)
Bachelor’s dissertation: Eating habits among people with a low socio-economic status – research in the Nieuw Gent community centre and recommendations for improvement
Foundation Hubi & Vinciane: Dietetics internship in Parakou, Benin (Africa), working predominantly on the childhood malnutrition project. This involved education for the prevention of malnutrition, detection of at-risk cases, treatment of acute malnutrition, and follow-up after hospitalisation. Also included maternal nutritional advice and education for during pregnancy and breastfeeding.