Jessica Eddy

Hi, I'm Jessica Eddy!

I am a Registered Dietitian here at Summit Physiotherapy + Wellness.

I am passionate about helping others find positivity, self-compassion and kindness towards their body image, eating experience, and relationship to food and movement. I believe that every person is the expert of their own body and eating experience! Through my expertise and evidence-based knowledge, I can guide people to find a satisfying, nourishing and non-judgemental relationship with their food and nutrition.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Alberta and finished my Dietetic Internship in Central Alberta and Calgary. Since then, I have obtained my certificate in Mindful Eating, and have been in private practice in Red Deer since 2018. I am also a fitness, certified aerial and dance instructor.

I use collaborative approaches to provide nutrition counselling that is:

  • Inclusive of ALL bodies
  • Body positive
  • Weight-neutral
  • Guided by the Intuitive Eating Principles from Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole
  • Based in Mindful Eating concepts

This means no weighing, no numbers, and no meal plans. As a dietitian, I use an evidence informed approach to nutrition education and love helping clients eat more foods they enjoy without guilt & encouraging movement in ways they enjoy. 

As a recreational and competitive dancer for the past 20+ years, I am striving to address body positivity and weight stigma and to have more inclusive sports programming in the community. In addition to Sports, I also work with people looking for the following Nutrition topics:

  • Intuitive Eating/Mindful Eating
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)/FODMAP
  • Chronic Disease Prevention (Heart health, diabetes)
  • Eating on the Go/Shift Work
  • Aging Nutrition (Bone health, menopause)
  • Prenatal/Postnatal
  • PCOS
  • General Healthy Eating
  • Managing dysphagia or texture modification
  • Sports Nutrition (fueling for activity, recovery and group education)
  • Grocery store tours (label reading, eating on a budget)
  • Cooking workshops, tips and recipe modifications & analysis
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Malnutrition & nutrient deficiencies