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About Olivia Carone

I've always been interested in food and nutrition. As a child, I spent my summers in a small agricultural town in the “green belt” of Quebec (Lanaudière). On my paternal family’s agricultural land, I helped my grandparents grow vegetables that were sold to specialty grocery stores, while my father planted a vineyard. My family grew most of what we ate and had  “farm-to-table” meals sourced outside our front door. 
 
In my late teens, I started lifting weights and working at my local gym. This is where I became increasingly interested in sports nutrition, and what types of food would help me achieve my strength and performance goals. Through this period (teen to early 20s), I witnessed dozens of friends become increasingly obsessed with food and begin to have unhealthy relationships with food. I wanted to help, but I didn't have the tools. 

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It was following this realization that I decided to embark on my 3.5 year journey studying Dietetics at McGill University. As part of the curriculum, I was placed in seven internship placements that enabled me to see the many different sides of Dietetics and Nutrition. I have worked in clinical settings – hospitals, CLSCs, community centres – and private clinics specialized in sports nutrition and eating disorders.

 

Following the completion of my degree and successfully being accepted to the Ordre des Diététistes-Nutritionnistes du Québec, I felt that I was best suited to work in private practice where I could serve a variety of clients’ needs and provide a truly individualized approach. I have since taken part in intuitive eating and health at every size trainings, and have thus integrated these concepts into my approach. Intuitive eating is a concept that helps you become the expert of your body and its hunger signals. "Health at every size" acknowledges that health is achievable at any weight. 

 

I will not give you a diet, because 95% of diets do not work. Instead, I focus on behaviour changes that create an impact you can actually see. 

 

Please get in touch to learn more about my services and to book your nutritional consultation!

EXPERIENCE

Training: 

  • Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor (in progress) 

  • Pratique Inclusive (training to make healthcare professionals' practice more inclusive regarding weight) 

Work: 

  • MUHC (Glen site): specialized in internal nutrition and oncology

  • CLSC Samuel de Champlain: specialized in home-care nutrition 

  • Sports Nutrition clinic: specialized in strength and endurance sports. Included the creation of meal plans. Intuitive eating and health at every size approach.

  • Eating Disorders clinic: specialized in eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, etc. Intuitive eating and health at every size approach.

CREDENTIALS

Member of the "Ordre des diététistes-nutritionniste du Québec (ODNQ)"

EDUCATION

B.Sc. in Dietetics at McGill University

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