Jasna Robinson | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON

Jasna Robinson-Wright

Registered Dietitian

Credentials: MSc, RD, CDE, CIEC
Language Spoken: English and French
Location: In person (Ottawa) & virtual across Ontario

My approach

Many clients feel worried about starting to work with a dietitian. They often feel like they will be judged, or all of their favourite foods will be taken away.

I aim to create a safe environment without judgement. The client is the expert of themselves, and we work together to create gradual change and accommodate each client’s individual experiences, needs and goals for nutrition.

I strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment where clients feel heard and valued and where stigma is removed from eating and from body size.

Challenges I can support you through

Areas of Expertise

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Eating Disorders

(Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID, OSFED)
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Diabetes Management

(Prediabetes, Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes)

Other areas of strong interest

The services I offer

  • Individualized Nutrition Counseling
  • Meal Support
  • Group Training

The client I love to support

Adults, teens, families, young children, pregnancy/postpartum

Modalities/frameworks I use for nutrition therapy

  • Intuitive Eating
  • Health At Every Size
  • Mindful Eating
  • I also frequently use skills from ACT
  • CBT and Modified Family-Based approaches

What influences my work

I have struggled with severe food allergies and related food anxiety and am passionate about helping others heal their relationship with food for this reason. I’m also a parent of two young children and love helping other parents foster a positive relationship with food for themselves and their children.

I’m mixed – half caucasian and half Southeast Asian

What I like most about working at TBP :

I love the vibe of The Balanced Practice team! I feel good working with clients knowing that we can support them with collaborative care and with a variety of care options including group and individual treatment to meet clients where they are at.

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My experience

Hello! I am an anti-diet Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Ottawa, Canada. I have been practicing since 2010 after graduating from my master’s at McGill University. I’ve been a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 2019 and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC) since 2021. I am experienced in helping clients to heal from eating disorders, disordered eating, and emotional eating. I’ve trained and practiced in eating disorder treatment at St. Joseph’s Hospital outpatient eating disorder program and have worked in eating disorder care in public health centers and in private practice.

My master’s thesis was in maternal and young child nutrition, and I also specialize in this area including prenatal, postnatal, and young child feeding. I am passionate about helping clients navigate their relationship with food and their bodies during this important life stage, and I am also passionate about helping clients navigate chronic health conditions such as diabetes while also developing a healthy relationship with food and with themselves.

I love one-on-one work as well as groups and presentations. I’ve taught nutrition courses at CPIT college in New Zealand and delivered several workshops to health care professionals. I also love writing and editing nutrition content. I’ve written for Keeping On Magazine and Healthinfo and am a contributing author and editor for the nutrition textbook Culinary Rehab. I’ve also recently edited content on Orthorexia for Dietitians of Canada’s Practice in Evidence Based Nutrition (PEN) website.

More than just my work

  • “Of all the shapes we might have been, I say hooray for the shapes we’re in” – Dr. Seuss

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call The Balanced Practice at (613) 695-0306 to set up an appointment with Jasna today!