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Jana Dergham Vegan Dietitian

Jana Dergham

Online Vegan Dietitian for British Columbia and Ontario

Welcome! I'm Jana, a registered dietitian and nutritionist specializing in plant-based nutrition. Here are a few areas where I can assist you:

Weight Loss

Jana offers a gentle approach to weight loss, providing personalized assistance and evidence-based advice to help you attain your weight loss objectives in a sustainable and practical manner.

Balanced Diet

With over 15 years on a plant-based diet, Jana provides personalized advice to meet nutritional needs. Transitioning to plant-based? Jana's supportive, judgment-free approach aids your goals and well-being.

Sports Nutrition

Passionate about Yoga and Pilates, Jana can help you achieve your fitness goals, whether you're a pro or a beginner. Her expertise guides you in optimizing nutrition, powering workouts, and enhancing performance.

Eating Disorders

As a registered dietitian, Jana is committed to assisting individuals with eating disorders in developing a healthy relationship with food, adopting a balanced and sustainable eating approach, and pursuing overall well-being.

IBS and Digestive Problems

Having grappled with IBS for several years, Jana comprehends the debilitating nature of IBS symptoms and digestive issues. Leveraging her experience and expertise, she can assist you in pinpointing the underlying causes of your digestive problems.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Having experienced pregnancy and breastfeeding personally, Jana possesses the tools and knowledge to offer nutritional advice and enhance the health and well-being of both the mother and baby during this phase.

Toddler / Child / Adolescent Nutrition

As a mom, Jana understands mealtime challenges and can provide personalized assistance to help your family thrive on a plant-based diet. She also addresses feeding issues like picky eating and navigating allergies and intolerances.

Intuitive Eating

Raised during the peak of "diet culture," Jana is dedicated to assisting her clients in adopting an intuitive approach to eating. Serving as an intuitive eating counselor, she can guide you in cultivating a positive relationship with food, emphasizing self-compassion and acceptance of your body.

About Jana, Plant-Based Registered Dietitian

Jana Dergham Vegan Dietitian Toronto

Additional Trainings and Certificates

  • Jana has completed Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals, levels 1 & 2
  • She has additionally finished the Postpartum Women: A Neglected Population in Dietetics course offered by Dietitians of Canada
  • Jana has undergone Media Training Boot Camp
  • She is currently enrolled in the Counseling for Behavior Change course provided by Dietitians of Canada

Fun Facts About Jana

  • During the pandemic, she started baking sourdough bread, and since then, she has consistently explored various ways to utilize sourdough culture.
  • When not with her family, she enjoys browsing through cookbooks and experimenting with new recipes. Jana can effortlessly create a personalized meal plan to meet your nutritional goals and provide cooking tips and tools to simplify meal preparation.
Jana Dergham Vegan Dietitian

Jana and Her Journey with Plant-Based Nutrition

What motivated you to become a dietitian?

Growing up in a culture where food held a central position, I developed a strong bond with it. In my upbringing, food went beyond mere sustenance; it served as a cultural cornerstone that brought people together. This inherent love for food naturally sparked my interest in nutrition and its significant influence on our lives. This curiosity ultimately inspired me to pursue a career as a dietitian.

When did you become plant-based?

I have adhered to a plant-based diet for over 15 years.

Why are you plant-based?

I initially adopted a plant-based diet due to ethical concerns related to the treatment of animals in the meat industry. Over time, my motivations have expanded to include environmental considerations and the health advantages associated with plant-based diets.

Make sure you have a balanced diet with Jana’s help!