Jess is happy to join you on a podcast, stage, online or live event, or class; any project that promotes the health and resilience of children and families. She is an engaging speaker with experience talking to parents, medical and non medical professionals, schools and students.
Jess is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ and Family Health Expert, specializing in brain health & resilience for kids.
Her path shifted when she took a sabbatical from her high school teaching career to study nutrition. In 2007 she graduated top of her class as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and since then has worked alongside Naturopathic, Chiropractic and Medical Doctors, Family Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, teachers and parents to help kids calm down, learn better, have better sleep, have better poops, enjoy more stable moods and get over their picky eating.
Jess has been featured as a nutrition expert on a number of online summits and documentaries she has been a nutrition expert for the Transformative Parenting on-line courses and the Kids Cook Real Food Community, and is a regular contributor to various blogs and print magazines.
In 2019 Jess was honoured with the Award For Clinical Excellence by The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association for her work with families.
As a parent and advocate for children’s health Jess is working to bring an understanding of the power of good nutrition into the mainstream conversation about children’s mental health and learning. Her book, Raising Resilience: Take the stress out of feeding your family and love your life, her virtual community The Raising Resilience Community, and her online resources have helped families all over the world fit the food and feeding piece into their health puzzles and guide them towards safe, natural and effective tools to improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, autism and mood disorders.
Jess is board certified in practical holistic nutrition by the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-pro) where she serves on the board of directors working to advance the holistic nutrition profession, and she is an associate member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research and is a Certified GAPS practitioner.
Our Glorious Bugs! The gut-brain connection and taking control of our mental wellness
Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me? What new parents need to know about feeding their babies
Making healthy choices in an unhealthy world
What's A Healthy School, really? Empowering youth to take control of their health
Sticking to your parenting choices: even when everyone thinks you're crazy for being that mom
The Love Is Medicine Podcast with Razi Berry
Raising Resilient Kids In A Complex World: will we rise to the challenge? The Future Of Health, Mindshare Collaborative, 2019
Nutrition And Caner: Our Role In Prevention.
Presented to Holistic Nutrition Professionals at the Candian Holistic Nutrition Annual Conference
The Power Of Food: Meeting the Nutritional Needs Of Special Populations While Also Reducing Aggression, Mood Instability, Digestive Discomfort & Improving Sleep, Energy & Overall Health.
Professional development training for community support workers, ECEs and social workers organized by the Tri-County Staff Training Committee, Windsor Ontario
Dietary Strategies That Influence Symtpoms of Autism, ADHD and Other Neurological Conditions In Children
Delivered to staff at the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC)
Food, Mood, Behaviour & Learning: Another Way To Support Your Students.
Professional development training for teachers in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Biological Stress, Associated Behaviours & Resolution Strategies
Presented in collaboration with The Centre For Conscious Care
3 Myths About Healing Diets for ADHD, Autism & Anxiety and How To Foucs On What Matters.
Presented online for Epidemic Answers.