Billie Jane Hermosura is a registered dietitian and nutrition educator based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Billie Jane started her career as a dietitian over 10 years ago in Toronto as a clinical dietitian working with weight management and surgical weight loss clients. She has maintained a private practice since moving back home to the west coast in 2011. Billie Jane has taught senior-level university courses in nutrition and chronic disease management and sports nutrition, and has supervised dietetic interns and graduate-level practicum students.
Billie Jane has a Master of Applied Nutrition degree from the University of Guelph (Ontario) and a Master of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia). She is currently completing the International Olympic Committee’s prestigious Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She has also taken advanced training in cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing to enhance her professional practice.
To add to her dietetic skill set, she is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 7 years of experience working on healthcare-related projects. She has led several system-wide projects in three health authorities in British Columbia and in the private sector.
“I started doing Crossfit a couple of years ago and became more aware of what I was eating. Billie Jane helped me understand my nutrition needs to achieve my fitness goals and I can make healthier choices all day.”
“Billie Jane met with me, my husband and our 8 year-old daughter. She was able to help us find ways to eat healthier as a family, taking into consideration all our food preferences! ”
“She helped me figure out how to eat a more balanced meal. I used to eat so much rice but now I eat a lot less and a lot more vegetables. She didn’t restrict foods so I never felt limited in my food choices.”
Extended Health Insurance
Many extended medical insurance plans cover nutrition counselling provided by a registered dietitian. Check your plan to see what is covered for you. Meal plans and other personalized services are not always covered by extended health plans. Contact your insurance provider for more information.
In British Columbia, dietitians are classified as an "Authorized Medical Practitioners". If your plan does not cover a registered dietitian's services, save your receipt for a non-refundable tax credit.