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Get to Know Your Dietitian: Shauna Kime Print

Calgary Dietitian

Specializing in weight concerns, women’s health, diabetes & meal planning

Shauna Kime Photo Calgary Dietitian Registered Nutritionist

Our Calgary Dietitian / Online Nutritionist Team is excited to welcome a new team member to our practice!

The first thing you will notice about Shauna is her contagious optimism, energetic personality and zest.  Shauna loves teaching and has a heart full of compassion and empathy for helping clients work through health and weight concerns.  You can’t help to feel more confident and excited to take action to improve your health after spending time with her.

Areas of specialty as a Dietitian:

Chronic disease management specializing in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, women’s health, weight concerns, meal planning and cooking skills.

My overall background as a Dietitian:

I have diverse experience traveling and working abroad as well as in Canada. After I graduated from the University of Wollongong, Australia, I travelled throughout Europe, gaining an appreciation for the important connection between traditions and cultural foods.

I have worked in a private clinic setting focusing on weight management, healthy behaviours and disordered eating. I have also worked with Alberta Health Services specializing in diabetes management.

I enjoy sharing my passion for all things food by teaching cooking classes to all ages, guiding them in kitchen skills and a basic understanding for nutrition and home cooked meals.

My favourite part about being a Dietitian is:

My favourite part about being a Registered Dietitian is getting to build relationships with my clients and understanding how to best help them.

I love engaging with clients and helping them restore their relationship with food. I have a passion for being in the kitchen, whether it is baking or cooking and I hope to share that with those I get to work with.

One myth that I want to clear up about Dietitians is:

We eat MORE than just vegetables! It is true, most Dietitians have a love for vegetables and will eat most of them, but that is not all we eat.

We do know that vegetables provide so many vitamins, minerals and fiber to our diet, and that they play in important role in our daily diets.

However, a plain lettuce salad couldn’t be more boring to eat just to get in those nutrients. There are so many ways to ‘dress up a vegetable’ and that’s often why we love them so much. BUT we can’t forget about the rest of a balanced plate – protein and carbohydrates.

Favorite nerdy nutritious food chosen for health is:

Cottage Cheese!! I grew up hating cottage cheese as I thought it smelt like dirty feet. But as I started experimenting with different foods I found a love for cottage cheese.

There are so many different things you can do with it – sweet or savoury, add it to salads, into pastas, use as a dip and so so much more.

It is super high in protein, which can help fill you up and is important in development of muscles, bones and enzymes in your body. Buy the low sodium versions and this will reduce the salt content as it can be quite salty.

My favourite snack with cottage cheese is: cottage cheese, diced small -tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, avocado, ground pepper, and scoop with whole grain crackers…yum.

Favourite soulful food chosen for taste, enjoyment and social fun is:

I love all things food but my favourite soulful food is ice cream, no matter the time of year or weather outside, a good bowl of ice cream is perfect. I enjoy making my own ice cream and experimenting with flavours, however peanut butter is my ULTIMATE favourite.

I also love a good high tea – its usually amazing foods and a great time shared with friends or family. I made a high tea for my friends birthday and it was a lot of fun.

I also love to make my Grandmas special recipe for homemade cinnamon buns for special occasions.

Dietitian Shauna Kime with high tea

Something that people may not know about me is:

I’m pretty much an open book so there isn’t much about me that someone out there doesn’t know. I believe in sharing your struggles and successes with those you trust. I find this helps me learn from my mistakes and lean on those who have more experience than me. It also allows me to share my successes whether big or small.

The other thing you should know about me is that I’m a people person and a dog person. My friends and family are super important to me. I’m also an active member of my church community and empower adolescent girls as a youth leader. And yes I’m a dog person. You’ll often find my husband and I spending time outdoors with our adorable dog Koda.  

Last but not least I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I got to visit Hogsmeade in Universal Studios last year and it was the best day ever!  I also love Disneyland (because hey you are never too old for Disney).

Registered Nutritionist / Dietitian Shauna Kime

Read Shauna’s full Dietitian bio here: Registered Dietitian Calgary: Shauna Kime

If you are seeking support from a Calgary Nutritionist / Dietitian for Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes Shauna is your gal.  Shauna also specializes in weight concerns, women’s health and helping you develop better meal planning and cooking skills for your healthy lifestyle.  

Shauna can see you in our local Calgary Nutritionist office or as an Online Dietitian by phone or video conferencing for virtual nutrition counseling. Find out more about our Dietitian Nutrition Counseling Programs here.

As university trained Registered Dietitians, you can count on us for credible advice and practical meal planning so you don’t have to stress about food anymore. You can achieve a healthy and joyous relationship with food and your body. Let’s talk about what this can look like for you. CONTACT US.

Looking for more nutrition support from the comfort of your own home? Join the waiting list for our next Online Nutrition Course The Pursuit of Healthiness.

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Success stories

"I am a psychologist in private practice and it is very important to me that my clients have the best care with other health care professionals. For that reason Health Stand Nutrition is my only source for exceptional Dietitians. Andrea and her team provide highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and real world support to my clients who require assistance with food lifestyle. I trust my clients to them and you would be in excellent hands making them part of your health care team."
Adele Fox, Psychologist
“This is the first time I feel satisfied; my cravings have diminished dramatically and I have a whole new relationship with food. I am eating guilt-free for the first time in my life. My energy has also dramatically increased and I feel great!
Rhonda Jenkins, Nutrition Counseling Client
“The Dieticians at Health Stand Nutrition help you to take action on the science behind eating well by making it practical, understandable, and fun. Their office is cozy and not at all clinical or intimidating. I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. They really are the best in the business.”
Marty Avery, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I have come to think of the program as a one stop shopping excursion for everything one needs to know about creating a joyous relationship with food and our bodies. In a single word, the course has gifted me with freedom from the punishing rigidity of disordered eating, old stories that never were true, and body dysmorphia that did nothing but make me lose sight of a body that has done everything I've asked, despite my careless dismissal of her needs. Now when I look in the mirror I find myself shifting from harsh criticism to gentle gratitude.”
Lynn Haley, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“I spent 3 hours when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I learned more from my Dietitian about food in those 3 hours than I had learned in all the years of my life. I also love the newsletter, there is always something to learn.”
Peter Whitehead, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. I was in a cycle of reward/punish/binge/cringe. I booked with your business very reluctantly, on the repeated advice of my doctor, to get my slowly rising cholesterol levels in check. I thought I knew everything about food, and my behaviour with food, but I was definitely re-schooled. My weight is creeping down, I feel good about my diet, exercise, body image, and lifestyle.”
Amy Floyd, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Thanks Andrea for an amazing presentation, I have heard all positive remarks from attendees and the evaluations show the same sentiment. It is really gratifying when a speaker does their “homework” and weaves in our profession’s day to day challenges within their content, you did an awesome job of this! You truly took the “die” out of Dietician! Your information on healthy eating and simplifying how we can work towards this as we are all so busy really hit the mark. Andrea connects very well with her audience; she is energetic, funny, and very approachable.”
Carole Ann LaGrange, Transfusion Medicine Safety Officer

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I am a family physician who sees patients with a myriad of eating concerns – from wanting to know how to plan healthy meals for active families, to weight loss, to eating disorders, and so on. I cannot recommend the Health Stand team highly enough. I have worked with (and been to!) other Dieticians in the past and too often find that they just ask for food logs and make suggestions that are easily obtained online or in books. The Dieticians at Health Stand offer much more than just telling clients what they “should be eating.” In contrast, the team really does more of a counselling practice, and they work hard to help their clients learn more about why their eating habits may be off track and not optimal for them, as well as helping people to effect change at a deep level that, most importantly, is sustainable for lifetime health.”
Dr. Deb Putnam, Family Physician

Nutrition Counseling Client & Referring Physician

“I am a busy mom, with kids in high level sports, working full-time downtown, and running our home acreage outside the City. I now have the knowledge and tools I need to plan for and manage the chaos of meal planning.”
Gillian Gray, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. Andrea’s message was delivered with humor and empathy. She makes people feel as though they can make changes without leaving behind every favorite food. Andrea focused her presentation on healthy eating as a way to keep energy high throughout the day. This message and the way it was delivered resonated with our predominantly male, blue collar culture. I would highly recommend Andrea as a speaker for groups such as ours. She will get your message across without alienating anyone in your audience – which is a huge hurdle when trying to introduce a wellness program in the workplace!”
Stephanie Wood, HR and Safety Manager

Fisher Construction Group, Burlington, WA

I found my Dietitian warm, funny, and skilled at teaching nutrition concepts without the overwhelm. The general approach of each session was to mix science with emotion, which was exceedingly effective in helping me shift my perspective on food from one of anxiety to one of joy and curiosity.”
Erin Kronstedt, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Excellent presentation! What a refreshing change to have a speaker inspire rather than “lecture” about nutrition. Your captivating stories, tips and overall approach to healthy eating uplifts and puts people at ease. It was great to hear we don’t need to strive to be perfect eaters, and that small changes really can make a difference in how we feel and in our health. Thanks to Andrea, we have solutions to our everyday nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!”
Tina Tamagi, Human Resources

ARC Resources Ltd.

“Had I not joined this course I would have struggled with no focus, low energy, and mindless eating. Excellent teaching and motivation. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with mentorship, support, and connections with other people with similar situations.”
Lorri Lawrence, Pursuit of Healthiness online course participant

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