Philosophy

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The Process

My name is Madélie Giguère Johnson. I help people achieve their health goals by regaining a healthy relationship with food. I am interested in mindful eating that includes all foods. I use an individualized approach that matches my client's lifestyle and intuition. I am confident that all of my clients can achieve their health goals regardless of weight or fitness level without having to be obsessed with their diet. On the contrary, I believe that it is by seeking absolute control that everything starts falling apart. My approach is based on the most recent scientific data to provide you the best recommendations.

My interventions are based on your lifestyle so that you can have fun eating, listening to your needs and your body. I opt for non-judgmental consultations so that you can be the best version of yourself.

 

I completed my bachelor's degree in 2018 and my master's degree in nutrition in 2020 at the Université de Moncton in New Brunswick. I am a member of the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec and the Association of Dietitians of New Brunswick. During my school path, I participated in several research projects, including one in Cambodia which focused on the integration of moringa and cricket powder into the diet of 6-month-old children. Then, as part of my master's degree, I conducted a study in Dakar, Senegal, on adolescent girls. I studied their diet, their food behaviors and their food environment. On this subject, I have published two scientific articles which have appeared in The Food and Nutrition Bulletin and in the Public Health Nutrition journal.

Some of my experiences

 

  • Speaker at the ECOWAS Adolescent Nutrition Forum November 2019. Presenter invited by UNICEF and ECOWAS in Monrovia, Liberia.

 

  • Guest speaker at the Atlantic Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences. Guest presenter from the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PEI.

My Story

Ever since I was young, I have always loved to cook. Food has always been a passion for me. As I grew up, I realized that my passion would take me to New Brunswick to begin my studies in nutrition, to my delight. Becoming a dietitian/nutritionist was always a dream for me. I never wanted another career. As far back as I can remember, I used to cook pancakes in the morning while my parents were asleep. I had a healthy relationship with food which allowed me to deepen my knowledge even before my first degree. Over the course of my studies, with the wealth of knowledge that I was accumulating, I began to watch my plate very closely. I was looking to have strict control over my diet, which led me to sometimes uncontrollable excess. Less fat, less sugar, less this, less that ...

 

Over time, I have come to realize that depriving ourselves and trying to control everything only damages our relationship with food and with our bodies. It is by reading and experimenting certain eating practices myself that I now base my practice and my lifestyle on intuitive eating without judgment or guilt.

 

 

It is with a head full of ideas, a desire to help and wanting to transmit my passion that I welcome you with open arms to listen to you and guide you with the best of my 7 years of university and of my experiences.

 

See you soon,

 

Madélie

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