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Kristyn Hall MSc, RD - Food, Nutrition & Culinary Coach


Kristyn is a high-energy and knowledgeable Nutritionist and Dietitian. She’ll infect you with her passion and enthusiasm for good quality food and sound nutrition. Kristyn has worked with hundreds of women and men over the age of 40 years, inspiring them to use food as fuel for their vitality and wellness, one bite at a time.


Kristyn is the CEO (Chief Energizing Officer & Chief Eating Officer) with Energize Nutrition. 


Kristyn was named as one of the Top 10 Dietitians in Calgary, 2016. She was also named a Centennial Alumni of Influence by the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan in June 2014. Kristyn is an active contributor to Dietitians of Canada, receiving two Volunteer Recognition Awards from this national professional association.


Kristyn has a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan and is in her 17th year of practice as a nutritionist and dietitian. Over her career, Kristyn has worked in community nutrition and in public health, helping people across the life span – pregnant women, children, youth, men, women, and parents. Her degrees in nutrition and psychology, her certificate in Culinary Arts, along with training in Solution-Focused Counseling and motivational interviewing, have helped Kristyn coach people about food and eating to help them feel better.


Kristyn is an experienced writer, publishing evidence analyses in the internationally recognized Practise-based Evidence in Nutrition database on diverse topics including toddler and preschooler nutrition, pediatric obesity intervention, safety of soy across the lifespan, and lactose intolerance.


Kristyn “lives it to lead it”, eating (mostly) nourishing food to fuel an active lifestyle, while saving room for indulgence! Kristyn has completed several 10 km road races, two sprint triathlons, two Gran Fondos, and has run three half marathons. She is a busy mother of two very active boys.

Kristyn has travelled around North America to expand her knowledge and skill around food and cooking including:

  • Certificate in Culinary Arts, Rouxbe Online Cooking School.
  • Nutrition Intuition in the Kitchen, Field to PlateTM, Shelton, CT, USA
  • Exploring Phenomenal Foods and Flavours:  A Culinary Master Course for Dietitians at the Culinary Institute of America, hosted by the Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Food and Nutrition.
  • Cooking for Low FODMAP diets.
  • Demos for Dietitians Culinary Bootcamp.
  • Demos for Dietitians Workshop.
  • Julie Negrin's Intensive Course: How to Teach Cooking to Kids
  • Introduction to Cooking, SAIT. 
  • Courses from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen: Raw Foods; Soups and Stews; Healthy School Lunches; Vietnamese Foods; Thai Foods; Mexican Foods; Hor D'Oevres
  • Courses from Calgary's own Cookbook Company Cooks: Weeknight supper solutions, Breadmaking, Cookbook Company, Small batch preserving, An evening with the chef from Bonterra, Sugar with Anna Olson, The Girl Can’t Cook with Cinda Chavich, Knife, Skills with Dee Hobson-Smith, Thai Cooking with Drew, Soups with Drew, French Farmhouse, Sauces to make while the pasta cooks, Weeknight supper solutions.

Kristyn has held a number of leadership positions including 2010-2013 Board of Directors with Dietitians of Canada, representing Alberta and the Territories.  She is an active member of:

  • Dietitians of Canada
  • Food and Culinary Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Network, Dietitians of Canada

  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • College of Dietitians of Alberta

April Matsuno
April Matsuno is the Wellness Kitchen Consultant responsible for food skill programming in the new Wellness Kitchen within the Wellness Centre at South Health Campus.  The Wellness Kitchen strives to inspire people to make better shopping, cooking & eating decisions to promote happier and healthier lifestyles for themselves and their families.  Programs are open to patients & their families, staff, physicians and community members.  

April is a registered dietitian with a masters degree and a life-long love of delicious food and cooking!  She has worked in clinical dietetics, childhood obesity, project and operations management and a commercial kitchen.  She also holds a diploma in Professional Cooking from SAIT.

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