About me

joanne-rankinI am a Vancouver-based dietitian with 30 years of clinical dietitian experience. Most recently, I provided nutrition counseling for patients at the Vancouver General Hospital Out-Patient Nutrition Clinic. I am a member of the Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of British Columbia.

In addition to my work as clinical dietitian, I worked as a personal chef, taught at UBC’s School of Food Nutrition and Health, and perhaps the most challenging job of all, I raised two sons on mostly home-prepared food, while working outside the home.

I recommend foods to buy and easy ways to include them in a diet tailored for each client. My recommendations are based on my knowledge and experience, as well as current nutritional research. I provide practical advice for enjoyable eating that will improve your health. I may also make recommendations related to supplementation, relaxation, sleep and physical activity as along with what we eat, they also have a powerful effect on health.

It was such a relief to talk to someone so sensible
IBD client


I can do this. It won't be so hard to make these changes
IBS client