Nutrition Tours at Choices Markets

We are excited to announce the re-launching of our complementary in-store Nutrition Tours! Join us at any of our Choices locations for a personalized individual or group Nutrition Tour.

Are you hungry for knowledge about food and how it can impact your health? New nutrition headlines spring up daily which can make nutrition tricky to navigate. We can help you wade through fact and fiction and teach you how to choose foods that are right for you and your unique needs. We also provide recipes and other cooking tips to ensure that you are armed with tasty and nutritious recipes!

We also offer Kids Tours. We love to host school classes, preschools, after-school programs, families, and caregivers. From age 4 and up, we provide a fun and interactive experience tailored to the age and size of the group. Kid Tours range from 30-60 minutes.

During a 1-1 or group Nutrition Tour you can expect:

  • A complementary 30-90 minute personalized service with one of our Registered Dietitians or Nutritionists. We will guide you around the grocery store and answer your burning nutrition questions and educate you on our products.
  • You choose the focus! We can offer a wide range of tours on topics like
    • General Nutrition
    • Plant-based foods
    • Low FODMAPs
    • Anti-inflammatory foods
    • Allergen concerns or food intolerances
    • Planning quick and nutritious meals for busy lifestyles
  • How can we help you to learn about food and improve your knowledge? Our Nutrition Team can provide:
    • Recipes for a variety of diet preferences or allergies
    • Cooking and meal planning tips
    • Label reading, we can help you navigate the Nutrition Facts Table and Health Claims on a food label
    • Navigate hidden allergens
    • Bonus! We also give you a $10 off when you spend $50 coupon at the end of your tour
  • What we are unable to offer during a Nutrition Tour
    • Reviewal of medications or blood work
    • Provide advice on medical conditions (please consult your primary care provider)
Nutrition Team

At Choices, one way we like to show our commitment to a healthy lifestyle is through our talented Nutrition Team....

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Nutrition Team

At Choices, one way we like to show our commitment to a healthy lifestyle is through our talented Nutrition Team. This group of knowledgeable Registered Holistic Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians is on hand to help you wade through the sometimes confusing information on healthy eating and nutrition. Want to get in contact with them? Book a free nutrition tour today.

*Please Note: All Nutrition Store Tours are suspended until further notice.

 


Nutrition Operations Manager – Kelsey Moore, BSc, RD

Kelsey is the Nutrition Operations Manager for Choices Markets. Kelsey graduated from UBC, with honours, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree majoring in dietetics.  Kelsey is a Registered Dietitian and is currently licensed with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. She completed her dietetic internship with Interior Health which focused on areas such as diabetes management, renal, medicine and sport nutrition. She has worked as a Sport Dietitian helping youth, recreational and pro athletes meet their nutrition needs for their sport and overall health. Kelsey has volunteered within the Vancouver area and Kamloops with groups such as UBC athletics, diabetes clinics and public health agencies. Kelsey’s areas of interest in nutrition include Low FODMAP diets, disordered eating, sports nutrition and public health. Both her work and volunteer experience has driven her passion for providing evidenced based nutrition to the public. With the rise of nutrition misinformation online, Kelsey believes in providing evidence based nutrition information grounded in science to empower individuals to make informed choices about their health. Kelsey prioritizes normalizing food and steering clear of fad diets to help individuals create a positive image around food.  In her spare time Kelsey enjoys learning new recipes and trying new foods from around the world.

Catch Kelsey writing articles for the Choices Newsletter and hosting free online seminars through Choices on various trending nutrition topics!

Contact Kelsey by email at nutrition@choicesmarkets.com



D’Arcy Furness BA, RHN

Is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and specializes in helping people navigate low carb and ketogenic dietary patterns, as well as fasting regimes. She loves to cook and inspire others to make the most of nature’s bounty to nourish themselves. She’s passionate about educating and inspiring people to shift their eating paradigm and to simplify their relationship with food. D’Arcy avidly follows research in the “longevity meets health span” field and is keen to share her knowledge with others. When not at work, you’ll find her hiking, biking, writing poetry, meditating, traveling and sharing this beautiful world with family and friends.

Connect with D’Arcy at our South Surrey store or contact her by email at southsurreynutrition@choicesmarkets.com


Dionne Legge, CNP

Holds the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner, having obtained her diploma in applied holistic nutrition, from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She is also certified in Herbal Pharmacology & Plant Based Medicine Making as well as Therapeutic Nutrition & Supplementation in Practice. Coming from the clean energy sector, Dionne developed a strong passion for sustainability and now advocates for having ethical eco options when it comes to food. She loves teaching people how to harness the power of whole foods for optimal health and vitality. When she is not at work you can find her at the community garden or running the trails.

Connect with Dionne at our Abbotsford store or by email at abbotsfordnutrition@choicesmarket.com


Rachelle Duckworth, BSc, RD(t)

Rachelle is a Registered Dietitian temporarily licensed with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia. She graduated from UBC Vancouver with a Bachelor’s of Food Nutrition and Health degree majoring in Dietetics. Rachelle completed a 10 month practice-education placement with Providence Health Care where she was exposed to rehabilitation, general medicine, gastrointestinal surgery, and diabetes. Additionally, she worked with the Canadian Sport Institute, where she provided nutrition interventions, presentations, workshops and developed recipe ideas to support Olympic athletes. Rachelle is passionate about plant-based nutrition, sport nutrition and gut health. She is inspired by motivating others to find balance, create a deeper understanding about nutrition, and optimize gut health by minimizing bloating and digestive stress. Rachelle’s hobbies include going to the gym, personal training, and creating fun and innovative plant-based recipes.

Connect with Rachelle at our Kitsilano store or by email at kitsilanonutrition@choicesmarket.com


Sharan Malhi BSc, RHN

Is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and has earned a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University focusing on Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Kinesiology, and Public Health. She combines her strengths in scientific research and exercise physiology to bring a whole body approach.

Connect with Sharan at our Yaletown store or by email at yaletownnutrition@choicesmarket.com


Wendy Wells BSc, MSc, RHN

Wendy holds a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition. After working as a clinical dietitian for several years in the UK, Wendy moved to beautiful BC with her family to study Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver. She believes that good nutrition is the foundation of our health, and finds that small changes can have great positive health consequences. Wendy has a special interest in the role of food on our mental and emotional health, as well as food allergies and sensitivities.

Connect with Wendy at our Crest store or by email at cambienutrition@choicesmarkets.com or crestnutrition@choicesmarket.com


Toni Vandenbrink, BSc

Toni is currently pursuing her second degree through UBC majoring in Dietetics, with a previous Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology (while also playing varsity volleyball). Toni is passionate about simplifying nutrition, and using her science background to clear up any confusion around popular nutrition misconceptions. As a past student-athlete Toni loves helping others with busy schedules plan delicious meals that will support their health while taking the least amount of time and effort out of their daily lives! Toni believes in a balanced approach to nutrition and health, where all foods are included. She is a strong believer in taking an anti-diet, intuitive approach to health, supporting health at all sizes!

Connect with Toni at our Drive store or by email at drivenutrition@choicesmarkets.com