Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to take the chaos and confusion out of nutrition information and replace it with confidence in the kitchen. We empower our clients with evidence-based nutrition information and sustainable nutrition solutions to reach their full potential. Above all, we value authentic human connection.
Meet the Blueprint Team!
BKin BASc RD, Owner
I am a proud farmer’s daughter who grew up in the small rural town of Baden, located in southwestern Ontario. From a young age my sisters and I helped with chores on the farm and planting, weeding and harvesting in my mom’s garden. Although at the time I didn’t realize it, growing up on a farm where I took part in my own “farm to fork” experience planted a seed in me which would later blossom into my future career path as a dietitian.
Fast forward to university, I attended McMaster University where I obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and then moved on to the University of Guelph where I completed my Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition, followed by a dietetic internship with Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
The majority of my clinical nutrition work experience took place at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton Ontario in pediatric clinical roles including neurology, growth and development, and oncology. After relocating back to the Waterloo Region, I took a big leap of faith to start a private practice and opened Blueprint Nutrition September 2016 and haven’t looked back since!
BSc MAN RD, Owner
Originally from Winnipeg, I first developed an interest in nutrition as a high school runner and grew passionate about how whole foods can best nourish and fuel the body. I’ve always had an interest in cooking and discovering new cuisine, which was fuelled by traveling and living abroad, and growing up in a close-knit family that loved to cook & enjoy great food together.
I went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba, and then made the move to southern Ontario to complete the Master of Applied Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship at the University of Guelph.
Years later, I am even more passionate about helping people reach their healthy living goals and fuel their body with proper nutrition to live well, perform strong, enjoy food, and live an energized life. Much of my career has been spent in primary care, working in family health teams and seeing clients across the lifespan for a variety of disease conditions and health concerns. Alongside that, I have always had a private practice specializing in sport & performance nutrition.
BASc, RD Associate
I grew up in a rural community north of Waterloo where large gardens and home cooking were the norm. This fuelled a lifelong passion for healthy homemade food. Early in my education, I was also fortunate to observe as a dietician’s interventions helped restore health to a friend with an eating disorder. That’s when I knew that healthcare, and specifically a career as a dietitian, was what I wanted.
I studied Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, and completed my credentials through the Hamilton Health Sciences’ Dietetic Internship. In my internship I spent a significant amount of my time at McMaster Children’s Hospital and knew that this was the place for me! I am extremely grateful that in 2005, just after graduating I was offered a permanent position at McMaster Children’s Hospital in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Since starting this role I continue to learn through research and practice; I enjoy working with children with a variety of digestive diseases.
Fun fact: Rosanne was one of the first students I mentored through the Dietetic Internship program at McMaster! I’m delighted to work together again, and excited about the opportunity to work with more families through Blueprint Nutrition.