Stephanie Varriano Toronto Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Varriano Toronto Registered Dietitian

WELCOME

I’m Stephanie Varriano: A Registered Dietitian and lover of food! My goal as your personal dietitian is to simply help you work towards a healthier lifestyle through proper nutrition. Achieving balance in your diet is vital to feeling your best, managing your weight and preventing chronic diseases or nutrient deficiencies at any stage of life.  A balanced diet is necessary and natural, yet in our fast-paced world, we have information overload and the foundations of human nutrition can be confusing. Through advice that is evidence-based, I can help you to set realistic goals tailored to your unique nutrition needs and lifestyle.

ABOUT ME

I spent a great deal of time with my mother in our household kitchen and backyard garden as a child growing up in London, Ontario. In elementary school, I continued learning about human nutrition and cooking through our schoolyard vegetable garden and making simple meals as a class like soup from scratch using the vegetables we grew. Later on as my interest in science and research developed, pursuing a career as a Registered Dietitian (RD) seemed like the perfect fit. I have never looked back - my job is fun, rewarding and enjoyable!

After completing my Bachelor of Science Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics (an accredited program for the RD career pathway at Western University), I went on to complete a yearlong Dietetic Internship at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto.  While doing my undergraduate degree I was fortunate to participate in some interesting nutrition research projects and clinical trials in France and East Africa.

In hospitals, a Registered Dietitian is regarded as the primary nutrition expert and a required member of the interdisciplinary medical team. I believe the same need exists outside the hospital setting – nutrition services are a primary healthcare need. My private practice exists to help fill this need before it becomes a clinical issue if possible. As a Registered Dietitian, I am trained to review all the new literature and research on food and nutrition and translate it for you into easy to understand healthy eating advice that is actionable.

Toronto Dietitian Stephanie Varriano

Location

Greater Toronto Area (Parklawn/Lake Shore area) 

 
Stephanie Varriano Toronto Registered Dietitian

EDUCATION

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Registered Dietitian (RD) licenced by the College of Dietitians of Ontario

Completed the Dietetic Internship at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, with placements at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) through the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board

Certified Insulin Pump Trainer through Medtronic Canada and Insulet Canada (Omnipod system)

Graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Foods & Nutrition with an Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics and a minor in French

SmartServ Food Handling and Safety certification


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Services 

My areas of specialty include chronic disease prevention and management (ie diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease), general healthy eating, and weight loss. I have an advanced skill set in diabetes as a certified diabetes educator (CDE) and insulin pump trainer (CPT). My background as a dietitian in diabetes education has taken me from working alongside family physicians in Toronto to working with one of the largest groups of diabetes specialists (endocrinologists) in the world, counselling their patients one-on-one and teaching hundreds of workshops on nutrition, healthy eating, heart health, and diabetes across the Greater Toronto Area.

Whether you are looking for a general healthy eating tune-up or in need of medical nutrition care for a health condition, I would love to help you set goals tailored to your unique needs.

One-on-one customized nutrition counselling

  • Individual session – offered in-person or virtually

  • Begins with a comprehensive assessment of medical history, nutrition, lifestyle, lab test review (if applicable), current medication and supplementation, and overall health status and goals

  • Nutrition education

  • Goals and actions plans designed together

  • Follow up sessions as needed

  • Video or phone meetings available to help you stay committed to your nutrition goals, even during life’s busy seasons

Supermarket educational tour

  • If food labels are confusing and putting the nutrition information into practice when shopping is difficult, we can do it together!

  • I will help you decipher the products on the shelves aisle by aisle, giving you the tools to create a shopping list and menu plan that fits your lifestyle needs

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