Bilingual Nutrition Coach, Presenter, Writer & Media Spokesperson.
Helene Charlebois, BSc, RD
(Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist)
fully bilingual written & spoken
Helene is a Registered Dietitian Nutrition Consultant specializing in healthy lifestyle coaching with particular interest in Weight & Obesity Management. A graduate of McGill University in 1988, she embarked on her nutrition career in Kingston as a nutrition consultant in private practice forming her company now known as HC Nutrition Consulting & Wellness.
Ottawa is now her home where she continues to consult as a nutrition expert to various food and pharmaceutical companies, health clinics, media outlets, government, executive health programs and worksite wellness initiatives.
From 2003 to fall 2009, her office was based out of the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre where she counsels patients on a variety of health issues, such as weight & obesity management, diabetes, cholesterol, salt-fat-fiber, women’s health issues, etc… She has developed and launched the EMERALD Weight Management Program which specializes in obesity care with focus on Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) including diet, exercise and lifestyle restructuring. Her patients call her “their life coach”, helping them to become healthier.
She is involved with the Dietitians of Canada Board as the Regional Director representing the provinces of Quebec and eastern Ontario. She is the past President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada as well as volunteers on various National nutrition projects.
Media is especially important to Helene as a vehicle for relaying nutrition information and the healthy life message. She is an official spokesperson for the Dietitians of Canada in the field of nutrition, dietetics, obesity and wellness. She has appeared on television, radio and newspapers as a nutrition expert &/or product information representative. She writes newsletters, webletters and resources for various food companies.
Her goal is to become a recognized health & lifestyle coach, not only for her patients but also to teach other Registered Dietitian & Healthcare Professionals on healthy weight management strategies & effective medical nutrition therapies.