b.sc., registered dietitian
Hello my name is Suneet Atwal and I am a Registered Dietitian, registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta.
I have been a Dietitian for over 15 years and am passionate about helping both adult and pediatric populations with their nutritional health. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and completed my Integrated Dietetic Internship in 2007. I have a wealth of experience in various areas of nutrition therapy and am a firm believer in ongoing professional development.
I started my career with a full time position at Alberta Hospital Edmonton. Here I provided nutrition intervention to clients in adult/geriatric/ forensic psychiatry. I then worked at the University of Alberta Hospital where I provided coverage in the following areas: CVICU, Surgery, ENT, Cardiology, Neurology, Orthopedics, ALS Clinic, Stroke Clinic, Eating Disorders Program, and Psychiatry. My journey then continued into a role with Education Resources with Alberta Health Services where I helped develop new provincial nutrition education resources and workshops.
In October 2012 I took a position at the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Surgery Clinic/Bariatric Revision Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Here I work with clients educating them about bariatric surgery and I also provide nutrition counseling on weight management, emotional eating, binge eating and disordered eating. I have completed my Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management via Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
I possess thorough knowledge to provide optimal nutrition support across the life span. I have strong interpersonal and communication skills developed by working with people from diverse backgrounds.
My stance is that ALL foods fit in MODERATION. I love helping clients achieve their goals in making lifestyle changes that can change their lives in a positive way. I strive for continual learning and evolving and my goal is to provide recommendations for achieving and maintaining healthier habits based on current nutrition research. I take a collaborative approach when helping clients improve their health and well being. I truly believe it is never too late or never too early to work towards being a healthier you. I look forward to meeting you!
I love spending time with my family, in particular with my 2 amazing boys who are growing up too fast! I love traveling and experiencing new cities throughout the world. I also love riding my bike through our river valley during our long summer evenings and I enjoy trying new recipes and seeing the satisfaction from my family after a well balanced meal. I love meeting new people and am always up for a new adventure as I feel life is too short to not take the opportunities that come your way.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you improve your health and well-being!
Allergies / Food Intolerances
Weight loss & Management
Pre-natal & Post-natal Nutrition
Digestive Disorders & Gut Health
Nutrition & Mental Health
Anxiety & Stress
Balanced Health & Wellness
Disordered / Emotional Eating
Nutrition Across the Lifespan (infancy to geriatrics)
Healthy Relationship with Food
Breastfeeding / Formula Feeding
Creative Meals & Snacks
Feeding Challenges (Picky Eating)
Chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, etc.)
Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Alberta
College of Dietitians of Alberta