Spotlight on: Jacqueline Cote, RD
Registered Dietitian at Fall River Chiropractor
Jacqueline is a Registered Dietitian in Fall River Nova Scotia. Jacqueline completed her undergrad and her integrated dietetic internship in 2017 from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Since graduating, Jacqueline has been working in Long Term Care and Enriched Care homes in Truro and Dartmouth. Jacqueline has a soft spot for the geriatric population. While in internship, Jacqueline spent a summer living with her grandparents in North Sydney. Jacqueline loves to chat with her residents about their younger years and what they enjoyed to eat or cook at home. She feels like she learns something new every day and has picked up a few cooking tips along the way.
Recently Jacqueline has started at the Fall River Chiropractor as a private practice dietitian. Using an all foods fit approach Jacqueline’s goal is to make sure her clients enjoy what they eat and feel like they aren’t restricted. She helps clients with weight maintenance, heart health and providing her clients the skills to make more intuitive choices surrounding food.
When not at work, you can find Jacqueline at the rink. Jacqueline grew up at the rink playing ringette and now spends her time coaching competitive ringette. Jacqueline believes that playing sports helps build confidence in yourself along with providing a community that will support you throughout the rest of your life!
What is your favourite way to unwind?
Before my dietitian days, I worked in a bakery, making everything from cookies, cinnamon buns and scooping the occasional ice cream cone. Even now, I find baking therapeutic and a great way to relax at home. My love of baking came from my grandmother and I cherish her Cape Breton oatmeal scones recipe. I like to share my love of cooking and baking with clients, friends and family and will take any opportunity to try a new recipe from Pinterest or a fellow dietitian.
What do you love most about your job?
Whether it is at the clinic or at the homes, I just love talking to people about food. It seems so simple (and a no brainer) but I love talking about building positive relationships with food and teaching people to be flexible. For some, food can be stressful and not enjoyable, so my every day goal is to make it feel like less of a chore.
What one food is always in your fridge/pantry/freezer?
Chickpeas! I love them so much. In university I completed my advanced major thesis on chickpeas and their application in foods. I spent many hours reading through articles to discover the challenges of adding chickpeas to food but also the benefits they provide. The best part about chickpeas is their versatility, from hummus, roasted, making veggie burgers or just on a salad. I never go without!