My name is Jen and I am a certified Nutritionist based out of Kitchener, Ontario in Canada. I completed my education at the University of Guelph with a double major in Nutrition and Neutraceutical Sciences and Zoology. I work as a both a nutritionist and nutrition writer for a number of avenues. I have been a vegetarian for as long as I can remember and a vegan for the past year. I am particularly interested in topics related to plant-based diets as well as implications of westernized diets.

Aside from nutrition I am an avid rock climber and fitness enthusiast. I have just completed a 7 month post-graduation, climbing trip around North America. I am currently back in the city and training indoors for the winter time.

So with that back ground info, my website is a resource for all things nutrition related. Using current research, I break it down to make it reader friendly for more people than just scientists. I am a firm believer in the power of education and the need to make scientific research more accessible to everyone. Interested in some one on one time? I also give nutrition consults! Check out my nutrition consult page for more information.



Just hanging out in Lionshead Ontario :)


245 comments on “About

  1. ArunaAdvaney says:

    Hi. :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Yesenia says:

    Love the info! Can’t wait to read more!

  3. Traci says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I look forward to reading more about yours!


  4. Jill Nelson says:

    You’re not radical within the right community. :)

  5. leazengage says:

    Hello! I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please follow the link below for the rules http://leazengage.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ All the best to you!

  6. Grndma Chris says:

    Hello, I wanted to share one of my awards with you because I really enjoy your blog. So to pick up your nomination all you have to do is follow the link, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do: http://grndmachris.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/a-fantastic-

  7. as a longtime vegetarian who believes passionately in a clean, natural, whole foods diet i strongly relate to your philosophy. i also believe in being educated about food and nutrition and am constantly seeking new information. it is obvious that this is your area of expertise and i look forward to stopping back in hopes of learning more from you! i hope you will find something valuable from my blog as well!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! I am very interested in diving right into your blog as I want to learn more about your vegan pale approach to diet :)

  9. taniatc says:

    Great blog you’ve got here! Look forward to reading more!

  10. Thanks Jen for checking out my blog and the post on Iron Deficiency Anemia. I see you’ve got lots of great information here for me to come back and read. I look forward to it!

  11. Thank you so much for the “like”! Looking forward to checking your blog out more!

  12. Patty :) says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. I’m looking forward to checking yours out. :)

  13. jen0331 says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. I’m excited to read yours.

  14. mymezzaluna says:

    Lovely blog. I definitely share some of your ideas. The world needs educating when it comes to food and nutrition so you are sure to play a role in changing people’s habits and perceptions. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  15. Thanks for dropping by the Peninsula Times yet again, we really do appreciate it. We are not a very big part of the world at all but we do have some little gems out here I have posted a map short link for you so you can see what I mean http://goo.gl/maps/T14Rs

  16. willbfit says:

    Hey, Jen! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I truly enjoy your blog, and all the information you share with us. Check out my post here: http://willbfit.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/award-time/

  17. Karin says:

    Hi! Blogger award nominations keep coming:) Nominated you for liebster award: http://awesomeveganlife.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/liebster-award-feels-like-oscar-nominationp/

  18. Shilpi K says:

    I really like your blog. Hence I have nominated you for Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can collect it here
    With this nomination, I wanted to intimate you that I admire you for your great efforts that you put-in for your posts which I love to read every time I visit.

  19. Hi Jen. Thanks for checking out my blog. I look forward to reading more from you! I think we have a few things in common, from nutrition to fitness, although unfortunately rock climbing and I did not exactly take to each other! I was a vegetarian for a year, but after discovering I was anemic, I re-introduced fish to my diet, and I’ve been a pescetarian for about 7 years!

  20. newlyVEG says:

    Thanks for stopping by our blog (:
    There are many interesting things for us to check out on your page!
    Paleo diet is something we’ve recently discovered ourselves and it might be our next step in Veganism (:
    but so far.. as long as it’s vegan we definitely have some interests to share!
    Happy Blogging (:

  21. You’re grain-free – that’s interesting! I’m curious, I’ll have to read more about this.

  22. Maigrissant says:

    Hi Jen. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  23. Siddhartha says:

    hi..! whats a grain-free diet like? i’m really curious.. please forgive my ignorance but i was of the opinion that a vegan diet essentially “included” grains.. is it so?

  24. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I was interested to see flax on your list of superfoods. I’m trying my best to incorporate flaxseeds where I can! Great nutritional info on your blog. I’ll be checking it out regularly.

  25. prudol says:

    Thanks for checking out my posts from time to time. How’s the climbing?

  26. cwalder says:

    Hi Jen,
    I’m so happy that you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours! I love that you post scientific facts on nutrition, and from a vegan perspective as well! I’m hoping to study nutrition for my masters (unfortunately didn’t realize this passion until the final year of my undergrad) and I can’t wait to read more of your posts.

    All the best :)

  27. Congratulations on the completion of undergrad! So much to look forward to!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post. I’ll certainly be back–always great to meet like-minded health enthusiasts :)

  28. A little blog love coming your way – I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can check it out in my latest post. Thank you for all of the interesting and informative health and nutrition info, and for the always inspirational rock climbing pics!

  29. Thank you for the follow in Kerri Chronicles, Jen. I love what you have here and can’t wait to read more of what you post.

  30. igobythebook says:

    Hello Jen! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can see how B vitamins would be of interest to you given your diet. I’ll be back. :)

  31. Jenn, I have always marvelled at your ‘wall climbing’ Your pics are amazing. I don’t know if your pics in the posts are weekly or from some great climbs in the past or what. But I always have to hold my breath when I see them……cause I am afraid to look down!

    PS ~ Like the new dew :)

    • Thank you! Long hair was getting awfully annoying in my first month of camping so I decided to just go for it and chop it off :p… glad I don’t look like the alien I though I would look like lol. No reason not to give rock climbing a try yourself! Lots of fun and amazing opportunities for travel :).

  32. Pieces of 8 says:

    Hey there, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. See here http://parrotsonthepowerline.wordpress.com/ to accept. Thanks for being a great read!

  33. I consider you part of my WordPress Family; and so I’ve nominated you for a WordPress Family Award!

  34. EmmieElle says:

    Hello there! I am psyched that you visited my blog, because that means that I found yours :) I have several friends constantly talking about the Red…and your pictures made me even more eager to get up there! Thanks for sharing your pictures and wisdom!

    • Thank you so much for the comment and Im happy that you enjoyed my writing :). Head over! Red river gorge is amazing! The popular climbing campground, miguels (where I lived) is actually opening march 1st ;). Let me know what you think of the climbing when you have a chance to go! :D

      • EmmieElle says:

        I went in mid-October (we stayed at Land of the Arches) and loved it! There are so many gorgeous rocks!

  35. newsonflash says:

    Thank you very much for your valuable timem@ http://www.dayincity.wordpress.com and it is a great pleasure for me to know about you and kindly do some thing in my country India where so many people are loosing their lifes on Lack of nutrition … hope you will consider this topic… thank you, looking forward – day in city team.

  36. Yes!!!!! Love highly competitive athletes that are also vegetarians!
    Also, how can you adapt to being in the city after being so free outside for seven months?! Must be tough! Excellent blog! Expect more visits!

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