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Meet Andrea - Dietetic Directions - Dietitian and Nutritionist in Kitchener/Waterloo
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About Me

Hi, I'm Andrea!

I want you to have a healthy lifestyle that you can actually enjoy. Why? Because I LOVE food! And food shouldn’t hold you back. I want to help you enjoy what you eat, create healthy habits, and live a deprivation-free life that leaves you feeling great!

As a little girl growing up in an Italian-Canadian family, we had family gatherings centered around food. My Nonno was a chef for the Italian army and my Mom studied nutrition. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a bowl of homemade gnocchi with a fresh tomato sauce! (Just ask and I’ll give you my Nonno’s recipe.)

Eat well. Love your life.     Get started!

I knew I was meant to become a Registered Dietitian when I realized how passionate I was about helping people, and sharing the joy that comes with having a healthy relationship with food.

The ability to learn, teach, and inspire is what brought me into this evolving field.

I founded Dietetic Directions in 2012 with the goal of building a place where people could receive personalized, motivational nutrition education that’s science-based and rooted in creating habits that fit your lifestyle.

If you’re looking for guidance and support to discover how to eat well and love your life, I can help you every step of the way!

Healthfully yours,

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Andrea D’Ambrosio

Masters of Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph
Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Human Nutrition, University of Guelph
College of Dietitians of Ontario (CDO)
Dietitians of Canada (DC)
National Media Spokesperson for Dietitians of Canada

Continuing Education: Motivational Interviewing & Coaching for Behaviour Change, Food Allergy and Food Hypersensitivity, Health Research Literacy, FODMAP diets, Craving Change program. 

Andrea specializes in:

  • Healthy eating solutions (assistance meal planning, power snacking, portions, conquering cravings)
  • Management of: diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, fatty liver, anemia
  • Specialty diets (digestive concerns, intolerances, allergy, vegetarian / vegan, FODMAPs)
  • Child feeding (picky eating, food introductions)
  • Sports nutrition (pre-post exercise fuelling and marathon nutrition)

Although these are her areas of specialty, Andrea also works with clients with a variety of other health and nutrition requirements. If you don’t see your goal or challenge listed, get in touch! If she’s not the right fit, Andrea would be happy to refer you to another dietitian who can help.

Andrea in the Media
Ready to take your first step to a healthier life? I can’t wait to talk to you about how we can help!