The Author: Richelle Tabelon, Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist
Richelle is contagiously positive, and passionate about nutrition and healthy living! She is known for her comprehensive approach that encompasses physical, mental and spiritual well-being. You can count on her for sound professional expertise and practical ideas to make good nutrition easier. She will also ensure you find a way to fit in your favourite fun foods (hers is traditional Ukrainian foods like perogies).
Richelle started her nutrition career more than 16 years ago in the Vancouver Island Health Authority when she worked with pediatrics, heart health, geriatrics, digestive issues and more. There, she spent several years working at the Diabetes Education Centre providing individual counselling and group sessions in how to manage healthy blood sugars. While living in BC, she also worked as a health promotion Dietitian at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. After a move to Edmonton, Richelle worked at the Royal Alexandra Hospital on medical and surgical wards as a clinical dietitian.
Finally settling in Calgary, she has been providing a wide variety of nutrition counselling services in preventative health, chronic disease, and emotional eating. Over her career she has developed skills and a special interest in working collaboratively with psychologists and physicians regarding disordered eating, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder recovery. Richelle has a trusted ability to encourage her clients to eat more mindfully, intuitively and overall improve their relationship with food and their body.
Richelle completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and interned with the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Regina Health District. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta and Dietitians of Canada. Richelle is also a certified Craving Change™ expert specializing in strategies for problematic and emotional eating.
Outside of her nutrition career, Richelle has volunteered in West Africa and served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve for 10 years. As a busy mother of three boys, Richelle is always active and enjoys the outdoors with her family. She is a practicing Catholic that is seeking to deepen her own faith but also respects and enjoys learning about other religions. In her spare time she loves to run and has completed both a full and several half marathons.