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Meet the Team

Chelsea Cross, RD

Andrea D’Ambrosio

Registered Dietitian, Owner

I founded Dietetic Directions to inspire you to eat well, and love your life. We share science-based information, translated into practical strategies that will help you transform your lifestyle and relationship with food.

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Specialty Diets & Digestion (IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, FODMAPs)
Meal Planning & Power Snacking
Pregnancy Nutrition & Child Feeding
Food Relationship & Emotional Eating
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Chelsea Cross

Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer

Being part of the Dietetic Directions team allows me to share my passion for food and exercise. I help others discover how to best nourish their body utilizing food as fuel. Let’s create a lifestyle that’s enjoyable, sustainable and meets your health/fitness goals.

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Weight Management
Sports Nutrition & Macro’s
Meal Planning & Power Snacking
 Digestion (IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, FODMAPs)
Food Relationship & Disordered Eating
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Katerina Kolarczyk

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

I joined Dietetic Directions because I have an intense passion for helping people. We specialize in motivating long-term, transformational change. By eating right, you can benefit from a healthy, sustainable and vibrant life.

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Weight Management
Chronic Disease Management (Diabetes, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Fatty Liver)
Vegetarian, Vegan & Plant Based Diets
Sports Nutrition & Macro’s
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Eat well. Love your life.

How we help

Oh, hey there!

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.)

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 (2014-2017)

Continuing Education: Motivational Interviewing & Coaching for Behaviour Change, Food Allergy and Food Hypersensitivity, Health Research Literacy, FODMAP diets, Craving Change program. 
Ready to take your first step to a healthier life? We can’t wait to talk to you about how we can help!
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