Hello & welcome
I’m Alida, the creator and voice behind Nutrition Kitchen; a place where I share my love of food and nutrition through my adventures both in the kitchen and in the classroom as I work towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.
I believe in preparing wholesome, delicious, real food recipes at home 90% of the time, but I also whole-heartedly embrace the little indulgences in life as a healthy way to achieving balance. People eat food, not nutrients, and I think that enjoying what’s on your plate is just as important as its nutritional value.
I believe that food – both our food choices and our relationship with food – has the potential to improve everyone’s life. It can heal, nourish, comfort, fill, and satisfy. Food brings us so much joy in so many different ways, and it can also bring us great health, the latter of which I hope to help people realize.
I attended the University of Waterloo between 2010 and 2014 where I started off studying mathematics, then switched to English literature. My enrolment in the co-operative program at Waterloo allowed me to build my resume, test out some interesting jobs related to my field of study, and gain some great work experience in the field of marketing and communications. I had a ‘light bulb’ moment sitting at my desk at one of these very jobs and decided in that moment that I just couldn’t see myself in this line of work long-term. I realized the clear thing to do was pursue my real passion.
I remember reading this little tidbit of life advice around the same time, and it just seemed to fit a little too perfectly as I spent my lunch breaks reading nutrition articles and browsing through recipes. The overarching sentiment was to look at how you spend your free time, and apply that to your life’s work. It just made sense.
Fast forward to today! Having completed my BSc Honors Specialization in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Western Ontario, I am excited to be adding a third university to my collection of post-secondary endeavours as I start my Masters in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson in the Fall of 2017!
I’d love to hear from you! Are you interested in working with me? Have a question, comment, or suggestion? Here are a few ways you can reach me:
LinkedIn: Alida Iacobellis