Meet Calgary Eating Disorder Dietitian Britney Lentz: Specializing in Intuitive Eating and Mental Health
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Get to know Registered Dietitian Britney Lentz on our Team

This article introduces you to Calgary Dietitian Britney Lentz that is an awesome member of our team given her specialization as a Calgary Eating Disorder Dietitian and nutrition expert for mental health, intuitive eating, weight concerns, emotional eating and chronic disease.  We asked her to share a few things about herself so you could get to know her below in this article and you can read her full bio here:  Calgary Eating Disorder Dietitian and Online Nutritionist Britney Lentz Bio

What is your background as a Dietitian? 


Growing up in Calgary, I had a love for both science and food! After high school, I moved out to Vancouver, BC to pursue an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from UBC. While in university, I stumbled across nutrition courses, and loved studying the intersection between science and food. I decided to switch my major to general Food, Nutrition, and Health and later returned to UBC to complete a second degree with a specialization in Dietetics. After completing my accredited internship in Vancouver with Vancouver Coastal Health, I started out working casually at Copeman Healthcare (now TELUS Health Care Centre) and BC Children’s Hospital. These roles allowed me to accumulate experience in a variety of areas – working in primary care kept me on my toes, as I needed to stay up to date on many topics including diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and general nutrition (including meal planning!). My time at BC Children’s Hospital mainly involved outpatient counselling roles, and this was where I was first introduced to the world of eating disorder care, as I had the opportunity to work at Looking Glass Residence, a residential facility for eating disorder treatment. 


I was so inspired by the resilience and dedication of the clients I was working with in eating disorders and mental health, that I began to seek out more opportunities for nutrition counselling in these areas. Shortly thereafter, I accepted a job with the Fraser Health North Eating Disorders Program, where I worked as the outpatient dietitian providing one on one nutrition counselling and support as well as group nutrition education. I also opened my private practice, where I support clients to ditch dieting and find freedom with food through integrating a non-diet approach and the principles of Intuitive Eating. After spending 10 years in Vancouver completing my education and beginning my career as a dietitian, I’ve chosen to move back to my hometown of Calgary and am so excited to merge my practice with Health Stand! 



What is your favorite part about being a Dietitian? 


My favorite part about being a dietitian is getting a front row seat to the “aha!” moments that my clients experience as they learn how to nourish their unique bodies. It is such an honour to walk alongside individuals who are working hard to heal from dieting and disordered eating, and I love when I hear clients tell me about their breakthrough moments as they work to cultivate attunement to their own body cues.  


I’m also a big fan of using my science background to myth bust diet culture misinformation and cut through a lot of the BS that we see and hear on social media. I’m known to get a little nutrition nerdy on occasion! 


What is one myth you want to clear up about Dietitians? 

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We are not the food police! When I’m working with clients one on one or in group sessions, you’ll always hear me talk about approaching eating experiences with curiosity, not judgement. Every meal and snack is an opportunity for us to explore how to tune into our unique body cues and choose foods that align with both our preferences and nutrition goals, allowing us to find flavour and satisfaction in our eating patterns.  


As a dietitian I celebrate food and the role it plays in our lives. As your nutrition co-pilot, it’s my job to help you discover what works best for your lifestyle – you don’t need to eat just like me or just like anyone else you know! You just need to eat in the way that feels authentic and right for you. 


What is your favorite nerdy nutritious food chosen for health? 

At the risk of playing into the “classic dietitian” stereotype, I love kale – lacinato kale in particular. My favorite lunch recipe is a kale Caesar salad with roasted chickpeas and farro. I love a good garlic-y dressing, and the texture of the kale in that salad is so satisfying to me! 


What is your favorite soulful food chosen for taste, enjoyment, and social fun? 


I absolutely love my mom’s banana bread with extra chocolate chips! I know she makes it with love, because I have followed her recipe in my own kitchen, and it never tastes quite the same. I also love happy hour tacos and margaritas with friends – preferably on a sunny patio somewhere!  


Something that people may not know about me: 

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This summer, I brought home a new furry friend and best pal, my Goldendoodle named Parker! I spend most of my spare time playing outdoors with him (I’m training him to come along on hikes and adventures with me when he’s older), going for walks, and training new tricks. Parker has taught me so much about life already – the importance of being in the moment, stopping to smell the flowers, and of course – always make sure you have snacks on hand!  


Parker hopes to be a therapy dog when he grows up, so perhaps one day you might see him around the office!   

Looking for more information on nutrition counseling or finding a Calgary Eating Disorder Dietitian?

Want to learn more about Calgary Eating Disorder Dietitian and Online Nutritionist Britney Lentz?  Check out her full bio here

If you want to book an appointment to begin nutrition counseling with Britney please contact us

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"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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