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Jackie Silver MHSc, RD Registered Dietitian

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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.

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.

EDUCATION

Master of Health Science,
Nutrition Communication
Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly known as Ryerson)

Bachelor of Applied Science, Nutrition and Food Toronto Metropolitan University
Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology York University
  • 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)
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Kaitlin Jack MHSc, RD (she/her)

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“Hi! My name is Kaitlin and I’m a Registered Dietitian who specializes in neurodivergence and eating disorders currently serving clients virtually in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. 

I am passionate about supporting the needs of neurodivergent individuals and individuals with eating disorders. I first developed an interest in mental health and eating disorders during my time as a competitive dancer seeing first hand the impact that disordered eating can have on one’s life. This personal experience sparked my interest in the world of nutrition and helping others on their journey to eating disorder recovery.

During my practical training, I gained experience working with a variety of client populations. I completed rotations at London Intercommunity Health Centre, South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Diabetes Canada, Seasons Care Dietitian Network, and University Health Network gaining valuable experience in community nutrition, chronic disease management, diabetes, eating disorders, and pediatric nutrition. I further developed my passion for working with neurodivergent individuals in eating disorder recovery during my practicum in the Eating Disorder Program at Toronto General Hospital. 

I currently work in a clinical role supporting adults in inpatient eating disorder treatment at Toronto General Hospital alongside my role supporting clients 1:1 at Jackie Silver Nutrition.

I hope to bring an empathic, person-centered approach to the care I provide to my clients in private practice. I take a weight-inclusive approach to nutrition counseling focused on helping you achieve optimal health through sustainable habits that are individualized to fit your unique lifestyle and needs. 

My passions outside of nutrition include rock climbing, traveling, and photography. I also can’t put down a good book!

I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your nutrition goals.

EDUCATION

Master of Health Science, Nutrition Communication – Toronto Metropolitan University

Honours Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics – Western University

Registered Dietitian – College of Dietitians of Ontario (Registration ID: 16938)

Currently enrolled in the following courses: Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care for Health Care Providers; ED for RDs 1-Year Online Training

POPULATIONS I SUPPORT:

Kids

Teens

Adults

I CAN SUPPORT CLIENTS WITH:

ADHD

ASD

Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, ARFID, binge eating disorder, OSFED, orthorexia)

Mental Health (general healthy eating and meal planning for depression and anxiety)

Behind the Scenes

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Gabi Abreu, BSc, is a Nutrition & Dietetics graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University and the Blog and Social Media Manager at Jackie Silver Nutrition. She is responsible for managing our blog and social media students, editing and managing blog content, and building our content strategy. She is also the founder of the Working Woman’s Health Collection. WWHC was created with the purpose of inspiring women to achieve a healthy relationship with food, while taking into consideration the busy lifestyles that we live today. Beyond her professional pursuits, she loves experimenting with new recipes, trying new workout classes, and indulging her love for adventure through travel!
 
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Emily Choi graduated from the Creative Industries program at Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelors of Art, where she honed her expertise in management and entrepreneurship in the creative field. She joined the Jackie Silver Nutrition team in 2020 as a virtual assistant and is responsible for website management, SEO, blog formatting & posting, partnership outreach, email marketing, building & managing online courses, and more. Outside of work, she enjoys playing and learning new instruments and travelling.