Emily Fitzgerald, MScFN, RD
Since day one, nutrition has been a passion of mine. I was always interested in cooking, sports and healthy eating. When I discovered the role of a Registered Dietitian I was sold! I went on to complete my Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition at Western University.
While studying, I completed placements in several chronic disease areas including diabetes, renal, cardiology and oncology. At a cancer center in Southwestern Ontario I discovered my true passion within dietetics. I was able to offer patients support to stay strong and get through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
As the Nutrition Coach at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, both of my passions have collided. Nutrition plays a critical role in the prevention, treatment and survivorship of cancer. It can be confusing, overwhelming and difficult to know what to eat or drink during the cancer journey. It can also be difficult to know what to eat or drink to help decrease your risk of cancer and other diseases. This is where I come in! I am here to work with you and focus on what matters most to your health and you as an individual. I look forward to helping you achieve the healthiest and happiest you.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child