Alissa has gained extensive clinical experience through her role as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for over nine years, in the (a) out-patient weight management program (b) lipid clinic, and (c) general pediatrics areas. Alissa is highly skilled in using Motivational Interviewing techniques while counselling clients, and works with them to develop simple, tailored and lasting nutrition care plans. Alissa’s dedication to excellence earned her the “Clinical and Education Award” in February 2019 on behalf of the Clinical Dietetics Department at SickKids. Alissa believes in providing up-to-date, evidence based recommendations, which led her to pursuing first-author publications in the areas of Energy Expenditure and Body Composition. In 2016, Alissa accepted a part-time position at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, as a part of the Nutritional Medical Education Advisory Committee (content development for the Foundations Curriculum) and co-lecturer for first year medical students (Lifestyle Medicine, Nutrition in Infancy and Beyond). In January 2021, Alissa decided to launch her full-time private practice services and nutrition-focused business endeavours, in hopes to offer wider support for clients of all ages, and various health needs. She is beyond passionate about what she does, and will ensure high quality care, as “your success, is her success”!