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CRISTINA SUTTER -  MHSc., RD

LEADING SPORT DIETITIAN IN VANCOUVER AND ACROSS BC

 

Cristina Sutter is a Registered Dietitian with twenty years of experience, and she keeps it real. 

Cristina can pinpoint exactly which eating habits are sabotaging you and what changes will get you the results you want. She is not a foodie, so she will not expect you to spend hours in the kitchen or to eat kale! Change needs to be sustainable, so she gives you recommendations that are practical and easy to incorporate. Cristina prides herself on giving you a customized diet plan that works with your lifestyle and helps you achieve long term results. 

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CRISTINA WORKS WITH ELITE AND RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

Cristina has been the sport dietitian working with the Vancouver Canucks for over 10 years and her clients include NHL, WHL, College and AAA junior hockey players. She worked for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific for 5 years where she worked and travelled with Canadian Olympic athletes including the Vancouver National Swim Centre, Swimming Canada and Womens Canadian Alpine Ski Team.  BCParaAlpine Ski Team, BCGymnastics, BCBasketball and BCFieldHockey are just a few of the teams she has worked with over the years. She loves working with recreational athletes who are training for their next big race, whether it’s your first 10K or your 20th Ironman.

 

CRISTINA HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN NUTRITION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Cristina started her career in sports with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and worked as a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and BCRPA. She studied Dietetics at the University of British Columbia and went on to earn her Masters degree in Nutrition from the University of Toronto.

 

CRISTINA WAS A UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR

She wrote and taught the fourth-year sport nutrition course at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Langara College for several years.  Some of her students are now doctors, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists!

CRISTINA IS AN ATHLETE AND LOVES SPORTS

She has competed in rowing, swimming and marathon running. Her favorite sports are inline speed skating and skiing, but she has fun playing a bunch of team sports too.

CRISTINA KNOWS CHRONIC DISEASE

She also works as the North Shore Chronic Disease outpatient dietitian with Vancouver Coastal Health, where she teaches classes on the gluten free diet for Celiac Disease, the low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and the Mediterranean diet for fatty liver, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. 

 

CRISTINA ENJOYS WORKING WITH YOUTH

She has worked with children and their parents to build a positive relationship with food and healthy eating habits in children struggling with picky eating, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders and high weights. Sometimes it helps if someone other than mom and dad talk about nutrition and diet.  Cristina understands kids and knows how to empower them to make great choices. She has a sensitive and genuine demeanor that creates a safe learning environment for children and youth.

CRISTINA UNDERSTANDS EMOTIONAL EATING

Cristina is highly skilled at assessing the relationship between self-esteem, stress and eating behaviours.  She has helped many clients to understand and overcome their emotional relationship with food. Cristina makes reaching your ideal weight, easier than you thought. She will teach you the tricks and give you a plan that you know you can stick to.

 

SPECIALITIES

  • Allergies & Intolerance

  • Children & Youth

  • Chronic Disease

  • Emotional Eating

  • Healthy Weight

  • Healthy Digestion

  • Pregnancy

  • Sport Nutrition