About HealthCastle Richmond

About HealthCastle Richmond

Winnie is a registered dietitian who currently practices in Richmond, B.C.  She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Toronto, giving Winnie a good understanding of both Canadian and Chinese dietary habits.  She speaks both fluent English and Cantonese.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in Food and Nutrition at Ryerson University, Toronto, Winnie decided to pursue graduate study in Public Health at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before beginning her dietetic internship in Vancouver.   During Winnie’s internship year, she developed an interest in geriatric nutrition while working on a research project on menu planning in Long Term Care facilities.  For this, she was recognized by the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research and was presented the British Columbia Regional Morgan Medal in 2010.  During the past several years, Winnie has worked as a clinical dietitian in various Long Term Care facilities in both the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island.   Winnie’s passion to provide the best nutritional care for seniors has lead her to include foodservice management, menu planning and quantity recipe development in her areas of expertise. 

As the condition of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) has become more common among seniors, Winnie identifies the need for dietitians to be more active in managing dysphagia for this population.  To meet the goals of ensuring nutritious, appetizing and “safe” food and drink, Winnie collaborated with a fellow dietitian to create the “Safe Eating Assistance Manual” for Long Term Care facilities.   This manual has been used to train staff and volunteers and provide a resource for Long Term Care dietitians.  Because of this experience, she has been invited to join other working groups to develop safe eating practice guidelines for Long Term Care facilities.

Winnie is a member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia with registration to practice enteral nutrition (tube feeding) and holds a position in the Registration Committee for the College.  She is also a member of Dietitians of Canada and Public Health Association of British Columbia.

Winnie offers a wide range of individual and group services. They include:

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Long Term Care Facilities Consultation
  • Menu Review/Analysis and Recipe Development
  • Grocery Store Tours
  • Resource Development
  • Food & Nutrition Communications (Newspaper, Blog)
     

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