Stefanie Senior is a registered dietitian, health coach and professional speaker who specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, chronic health conditions and corporate wellness.
Stefanie’s professional experience includes managing and teaching the Steps to LessTM program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto for three years, which included developing and delivering nutrition, fitness, cooking and wellness programs. In 2010, Stefanie co-supervised a research study showing that the 12-week Steps to LessTM weight management program led to clinically and statistically significant weight loss, reduction in waist circumference, increased physical activity and achievement of health goals.
Stefanie has a private nutrition consulting practice downtown Toronto at Athletic Edge Sports Medicine where she offers comprehensive, innovative and customized individual and group programs. She designs and teaches employee health and nutrition programs at the University Health Network and offers corporate wellness services to companies in the GTA including the WorkingWell and RBC. Stefanie is also a professor in food and nutrition at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College.
Stefanie is a professional speaker who uses dynamic and interactive seminars to teach simple, powerful and sustainable strategies for achieving optimal health, energy and wellbeing. The energetic nutrition guru is also a contributor to the CBC Live Right Now campaign and appeared on CP24 in 2010 on the Dr. Karl Kabasele show as a nutrition expert.
Stefanie studied dietetics at the University of British Columbia and completed a post-graduate dietetic internship program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Previous to entering the field of dietetics, she did a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Psychology at the University of Guelph and worked as a Personal Trainer in Vancouver, BC.
Stefanie has a unique approach to her practice and provides advice that is realistic, easy to follow and emphasizes stepwise change, balance and flexibility. She is a firm believer that small, gradual changes to eating and exercising behaviour coupled with patience, commitment and a positive attitude can lead to permanent lifestyle change and a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
In her spare time, Stefanie enjoys being active, cooking, travelling and experiencing the newest restaurants and food trends in Toronto and across the globe.