About Liz

“Definitely have Liz speak at your next meeting and read her book. She’s fun, current, informative, and knowledgeable. She speaks with clarity, provides rationale for her recommendations, and has a realistic approach to healthy eating. She’s clearly an expert in her field and very inspiring! She is ‘a must-see’!”

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Registered Dietitian

Bestselling Author

Professional Speaker

My Mission:

To deliver science-based, nutrition advice to help you live the healthiest, happiest, and most delicious life possible!

Who Is Liz?

I’m a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. I’ve been researching, writing, and speaking about eating for optimal health for over 25 years. I have two wonderful daughters, love hiking outdoors, and have a definite addiction to pickleball. Perhaps, most importantly, I never let a good dance song go to waste!

Qualified Food & Nutrition Expert

I completed my four-year, bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition at Ryerson University, followed by a one-year, dietetic internship at Toronto General Hospital. I’m a longtime member of both Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. I love what I do.

Award-Winning, Professional Speaker

My love of speaking began early in life. I entered my first speaking competition in the 7th Grade and placed second in the school. My speech was about “medieval tortures” (a girl with a much friendlier, happier topic came first). In 1998, I received one of the highest speaking awards from Toastmasters International (District 60). Early in my career, I also won the “Rising Star” award from the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Today, I speak regularly to health professionals, corporations, associations, educators, parents, and students across North America. I have a long list of happy customers and consistently receive exceptional feedback on evaluation forms.

Award-Winning, Bestselling Author

I’m the proud author of four books, including two award-winning, national bestsellers. My latest book, “Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate (Because food, love and life should be delicious!)”, combines nutrition advice with totally delicious recipes and personal life lessons. I was the nutrition columnist for Chatelaine magazine – a leading lifestyle magazine for women – for many years. I also have a very loyal, blog fan base, including readership that’s more than double the industry average (my subscribers trust and like what I have to say).

Television, Radio & Even Stand-Up

Throughout my career, I’ve appeared regularly on numerous radio and television programs across the country, including CBC radio, CBC National News, 680 news, and Breakfast Television. I’ve also completed both Improv and Stand-Up Comedy Workshops at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto, which included a final performance at a well-respected, downtown comedy club (being able to see the lighter side of life is important, especially when it comes to food).

The Next Frontier: Food & Mental Health

For most of my career, my focus has been primarily on eating for optimal health and the prevention of disease. More recently, I’ve also taken a deep dive into the science of food and mental health. This includes the profound impact of food choice on brain and gut health, which greatly influences our risk of anxiety and depression. It also includes the undeniable connection between poor body image, feelings of deep shame and depression, and the development of disordered eating. Bottom line, for optimal mental health, we must not only eat foods that nourish our bodies and brains, but also work hard at establishing healthy relationships with our bodies and food.

Mental Health Training

In addition to my nutrition education, to support my work in mental health, I’ve completed training in the following areas:

Emotion-Focused Therapy (York University, Les Greenberg, PhD)

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (Kindercare Psychology, Mirisse Foroughe, PhD)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (University of Toronto, Noah Lazar, PhD)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Dianna Last)

Self-Compassion & Emotional Resistance (Kristen Neff, PhD)

Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Maté, MD)

Embodied Compassion (Joan Halifax, PhD)

Working with Shame in Psychotherapy (Centre for MindBody Health, Les Greenberg, PhD/Shelley McMain, PhD/Shari Geller, PhD)

Neurofeedback in Clinical Practice (Ed Hamlin, PhD)

Next Level Practitioner Program (The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine)

Next Steps…

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for my blog – get science-based, relevant, and practical advice, along with totally delicious recipes. Please consider me as a speaker for your next event, workshop, or webinar, as well. I promise to deliver an exceptional program your audience with love! Lastly, be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – I’d love to meet your there.

Here’s To Making Your Life…

Healthier, Happier, And A Whole Lot More Delicious Too!

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