Meet the Team
Jackie Silver MHSc, RD Registered Dietitian
Hi there and welcome to my website! My name is Jackie and I am a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Health Science (MHSc) in Nutrition Communications, currently living in Toronto, Canada.
I am passionate about supporting the neurodivergent and physical disability communities through my private practice where work with clients one-on-one and through my blog and online shop.
My motivation to support these communities stems from my own personal experiences living as a disabled woman as well as completing a dietetic internship rotation with Special Olympics Ontario providing nutrition workshops for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I firmly believe that neurodivergent and disabled people deserve to live healthy lifestyles and have equal opportunities for nutrition as neurotypical and able-bodied people. I wasn’t seeing many healthcare professionals focusing on these communities so I set out to fill this gap through my private practice, blog, and Instagram page, @accessiblewellness.
My area of expertise in my private practice is working with kids, teens, and adults with autism, ADHD, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. I’ve worked with people of all ages and ability levels, ranging from autistic adults who are fully independent and high functioning to individuals who are nonverbal and living in group homes. I am an SOS trained Practitioner and I love working with this population!
On the blog you will find quick and easy, healthy recipes and educational blog posts about topics relating to neurodivergence, disability, and health.
As a Registered Dietitian, I have been through extensive training to provide you with quality, evidence-based nutrition information. I take a weight-inclusive approach to counselling and focus on sustainable health behaviour change rather than weight. My goal is to support you and your family in creating healthy habits that you’ll easily continue long after we’re done working together.
The learning never stops! Since graduating, I have spent countless hours taking extra courses on picky eating in autism, digestive health, webinars, reading research studies, and more.
In my spare time, I love to cook, bake, exercise, meditate, journal, travel, hang out with family and friends, spend time outdoors, and ride my handcycle.
Master of Health Science,
Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly known as Ryerson)
- Registered Dietitian – College of Dietitians of Ontario (License #15616)
- Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration (US governing body) – Credential ID #86277152
- Motivational Interviewing in Dietetics Training (2019)
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Certificate (2018)
- MB-EAT Practitioner, Mindful Eating Training Institute (MBEAT = Mindfulness Based Eating Awareness Training) (2020)
- SOS Trained Practitioner (2023)
Rivah Goldstein, MScFN, RD Registered Dietitian
Hello! I’m Rivah. I am a registered dietitian with a passion for helping teens and adults with neurodivergence and mental health conditions achieve optimal health and wellness. I also support individuals with chronic disease management and prevention, plant-based diets, mindful eating, and general healthy eating and meal planning.
Increasing accessibility is a passion of mine. As part of my master’s degree, I completed a research project on developing accessible nutrition educational resources for the Deafblind community and for people with accessibility needs.
During my master’s program, I completed an intensive 9 month long internship where I gained experience in the areas of chronic disease management (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease), geriatric nutrition, neurodivergence, plant-based diets, mindful eating, and management of mental health concerns such as anxiety, low mood, and medication side effects.
My approach to nutrition counseling is weight inclusive, client-centered, empathetic, and evidence-based, with a focus on long-term habit formation.
I work collaboratively with my clients to develop realistic and achievable nutrition goals that prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional health while also fitting into their unique lifestyles and preferences. I believe in fostering a safe and inclusive space that allows my clients to feel heard, respected, and supported throughout their health journey.
I believe in the importance of continuous professional development to stay on top of the latest research and best practices in nutrition. I regularly attend professional conferences, workshops, and training programs to expand my knowledge and skills.
When I am not working, I enjoy reading, yoga, cooking and baking, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to be a part of the team at Jackie Silver Nutrition and look forward to supporting my clients in achieving their nutrition goals!
- Neurodivergent teens and adults (ASD, ADHD)
- Mental health (Anxiety, Depression)
- Chronic disease management (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease)
- General healthy eating and meal planning
- Plant-based diets
- Mindful eating
- Nutrition for older adults
- Older adults
- Registered Dietitian – College of Dietitians of Ontario (License #16657)
- Master of Science in Food and Nutrition, Western University
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Toronto Metropolitan University
- Motivational Interviewing Skills Level 1, The Monarch System
- Balanced View: Addressing Weight Stigma and Bias in Healthcare, BC Health
- AODA, Ontario Human Rights Commission
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training, Safe Management Group Inc.