- Registered Dietician
Vanessa graduated from Ryerson University in 2019 where she obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food. Vanessa continued her education at Ryerson by pursuing her Masters of Health Science in Nutrition Communication. During her studies, Vanessa completed several internships opportunities. In the fall of 2020, Vanessa completed a rotation at the Canadian Sports Institute of Ontario. In this role, she created social media content promoting sports nutrition through various educational and practical workshops. She also led nutrition and lifestyle consultations for elite athletes participating in rowing, basketball, rifle shooting and soccer. She has also completed a placement with Trillium Health Partners in General Medicine where she collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to provide patient support through education in dietary management of health-related conditions.
Vanessa is a Lead Technical Trainer at Dixie Soccer Club. She was the Head Coach for the Female 2008 Rep team and also serves as the club’s nutritionist. In these roles, Vanessa helps young female athletes reach their athletic potential by fostering leadership, teamwork, dedication and work ethic while also promoting overall health and wellness. During this time, Vanessa also contributed to Cook Smart, a company that specializes in meal planning and preparation where she taught youth how to cook and nourish their growing bodies.
Currently, Vanessa serves as a Registered Dietician for the Oakville Soccer Club where she implements her knowledge of nutrition and meal preparation skills. Vanessa is also a nutrition educator for NXGN, an online youth soccer mentorship program, where she creates evidence-based nutrition videos for youth athletes. She is passionate about sharing the latest evidence-based nutritional information and applying her love of food and meal preparation through social media platforms. Check out her Instagram profile: @whole.ness.