Kathleen Hernder RD, CDE attended the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science with an Integrated Dietetic Internship and graduated with distinction. She is registered with the College of Dietitians of Alberta, is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), and holds an Obesity Management Certification for Post-Graduates from the Canadian Obesity Network.
Kathleen has worked with a variety of ages in various settings during her time as a dietitian. She started as a Regional Dietitian in Northern Alberta before specializing in the Diabetes Clinic, where she worked with individuals with Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. Following her time there, she became part of the Bariatric Clinic, where she developed an increased interest in the idea of mindful eating and helping individuals improve their relationship with food.
Sport Nutrition is also an area of interest for Kathleen as she is an avid runner and has experienced firsthand the importance and benefit of proper fuel for activity. More recently, gut health is an area Kathleen has become interested in and she is currently taking courses and learning about dietary interventions to improve symptoms for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Kathleen is passionate about helping individuals to improve their health and their relationship with food in a way that is sustainable: encouraging them to make a lifestyle change where all foods can fit and ditch the diet. Cooking is also a passion of Kathleen’s, you can always check out great recipes and articles on her website, www.pulsenutritionyk.com.