Ottawa Dietitian & Online Nutritionist specializing in weight concerns, emotional eating and family meal planning
Christine Devaney Towsley B.A.Sc., RD
Registered Dietitian & Online Nutritionist
Specialty: weight concerns, intuitive eating, heart health, family nutrition, IBS (irritable bowel disease)
A nurturer at heart, Christine will always greet you with a smile and attentive ear. Kind hearted, empathetic and sensitive to others, Christine takes the time to connect, build trust and truly understand each client and tailors her sessions to each person’s specific needs.
A friendly and calm demeanor, combined with over a decade of clinical experience, makes Christine an ideal guide for people wanting to lead their best lives. Experiences gained by working with people of all ages from a wide spectrum of backgrounds have provided Christine with tools to support clients with highly attuned care and practical solutions.
Christine has a special interest in weight inclusivity, metabolic syndrome, heart health, IBS and other digestive health concerns. She also specializes in family nutrition for busy parents and steps to improve your relationship with food and body. No matter the concern, she will walk alongside you every step of the way.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Christine chose to complete her Bachelor of Science, in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. It was here where her love for the mechanisms of nutrients and how they each benefit the body grew. Christine then completed her accredited dietetic internship through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, where she was placed in both urban and rural locations throughout Northeastern Ontario.
Upon graduating internship, Christine landed a position on the Timmins Family Health team, where she was the sole Dietitian on a large multi-disciplinary health team. She was responsible for creating and disseminating nutrition education presentations and workshops, promoting and evaluating wellness initiatives, as well as individual counselling on a wide range of nutrition issues and concerns such as weight concerns, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and infant feeding.
From there, Christine moved back to her home town of Ottawa to work within the grocery industry. Christine was one of the first Dietitians on what eventually became a national team to drive nutrition education and awareness to customers, store colleagues, and the greater community surrounding her catchment area. As an in-store Dietitian, she was responsible for creating and providing nutrition education in the form of presentations, cooking classes, store tours, one-on-one counselling, and helped to increase customer loyalty and drive sales within her stores. It was in this role and working with clients seeking to lose weight where she began to understand the complexities surrounding those individuals’ desire to change their body size, leading her to dive into the research surrounding diet culture and intuitive eating. Christine was also the lead for media and regularly appeared on CTV morning television.
Christine also speaks French and is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, the College of Dietitians of Alberta and Dietitians of Canada. She is also certified as a Certified Craving ChangeTM Facilitator specializing in strategies for problematic and emotional eating. When not working as a Dietitian, Christine is busy raising and wrangling her two young sons, catching up with friends and family, and most likely snacking on her favourite food…tortilla chips.
Christine practices as a Licensed Registered Dietitian in Many Parts of Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, NWT, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario and the Yukon)
Christine practices as an Online Nutrition Educator in Certain Parts of Canada (BC, PEI, Quebec, Saskatchewan) and in the United States / International Borders
Looking for assistance from an Ottawa Dietitian / Online Nutritionist with a special interest in weight concerns, emotional eating, intuitive eating and family meal planning? Christine can assist!