Hi, my name is Jess, aka The Num Num Mum. I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist based in Guelph, Ontario. I decided to start this blog in order to share my love of all things food, nutrition, and health. Here is a bit about myself:
I have had a lifelong interest in food and nutrition. I grew up spending time in my Grandfather’s garden and at his cattle ranch where I developed a connection to food at a young age. Combined with an interest in biology, this eventually led to an honours degree in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph and a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I’ve worked in the healthcare field for over 13 years. Four of those years have been spent as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. With an education from both a technical and holistic perspective, I merge modern science with traditional alternative approaches in my practice. I am always researching and considering the most up to date findings; however, I appreciate that there are some things that are still beyond a scientific explanation.
In 2012, my husband and I welcomed a baby boy; our first. This opened my eyes to many new nutritional adventures and challenges. These included making all of my son’s baby food and switching him to a dairy-free diet when he developed an asthmatic cough. All of this has led to a focus on family and children’s nutrition. I’m always on the look-out for healthy recipes the whole family will enjoy. I truly take pride in knowing that I’m doing what I can to keep my family healthy and happy, and love sharing my experience and knowledge with others.