Clinical Team

Jess Pirnak

Jess Pirnak

Registered Dietitian

I'm a Registered Dietitian based in Vancouver, where I grew up. My passions are prevention, education and creating a healthy community, so you'll find me consulting, writing and speaking on a variety of diet-related topics.

My clientele mostly consists of adults struggling with a range of health related issues but I'm one of the few dietitians with a practice focused on gut health and celiac disease. Celiac disease runs in my family and even though I don't have it now, I might in the future.

My goal is that everyone I work with leaves feeling inspired and empowered to eat real food and have energy to enjoy life.

In addition to my nutritional consulting business (Food Yourself), I am the in-house dietitian advisor for the Canadian Celiac Association - Vancouver Chapter, the Director of Consumer Product & Services behind the app "MyHealthyGut" and a Clinical Instructor at UBC.

Before entering the dietetics world, I received my psychology degree from SFU and while at school for psychology my favourite book (that I still come back to for a laugh) is "All Families are Psychotic" by Douglas Copeland because all families are a little wacky. 

Qualifications:
6+ years of practice

Postgraduate Studies:
B.Sc., UBC
B.A., Simon Fraser University

Client Focus:
Adults

Specialties:
Gut Health
Celiac Disease
Plant-based Diet

Treatment Orientation:
Common sense!

Language(s):
English

Location:
Yaletown

Availability:
varies

Favourite quote:
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."
   Michael Pollan