About Hannah Deacon: Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Visionary, and Dietitian
My name is Hannah Deacon and I am a Registered Dietitian (RD), Personal Trainer (CPT), author of my cookbook “Wellness on a Plate: When Healthy Meets Quick” and Craving Change Facilitator (Craving Change™). With my Craving Change Facilitator (Craving Change™) designation, I use cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies to address emotional eating as well as behaviour change to enhance success.
I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and went to the University of Alberta. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a double major, one focusing on aspects of food safety, production, and quality, while the other focusing on aspects of clinical nutrition. I also completed an accredited integrated dietetic internship, including hospital rotations in different areas such as diabetes, heart disease, surgery, and weight management to name a few at several hospitals.
I am also currently enrolled in the virtual Nutrition for Sport and Performance program at Niagara College to become a Certified Sports Dietitian in 2021. I have had my private practice, Hannah Deacon Dietitian, for 3 years now and have worked in several areas of dietetics prior to starting my private practice. I have mainly worked in diabetes at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and at the KAYE Clinic Edmonton. I also worked in weight management and bariatrics at the Adult Bariatric Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Chronic Kidney Disease clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital. I also taught Nutrition for Lung Health for 4 years at the Edmonton General Hospital and taught the Applied Nutrition Science course at Elevated Learning Academy. I was been featured on Todayville Edmonton in 2020 for “local stories of resilience and hope” offering advice on staying healthy and positive. I love working out, hiking, salsa dancing and creating new recipes that are delicious, healthy and quick to make.
I believe that diet, fitness and mental health all go hand in hand, which is where my three designations come in.
I currently have 7 years of experience as a dietitian and I definitely love my job! Working as a Registered Dietitian has been a very rewarding experience as seeing people succeed is something that bring me much joy! I use a client-centered approach, which involves clients in their goal-setting. I ensure my client-satisfaction by being professional, compassionate, adaptable and maintaining confidentiality. I use motivational interviewing strategies to help my clients leave my office driven and ready to kill it! I provide my patients with customized nutrition guidelines and help them with setting goals in line with their needs and the SMART goals approach of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.
I also present to runners at The Running Room every year about sports nutrition! My previous and current experiences make me confident in working with clients with varying goals and needs.
I like to blog on several topics as well so be sure to take a look at my blog site. You can also follow me on instagram (hd_dietitian) and like my facebook page (Hannah Deacon Dietitian) for daily nutrition and fitness tips as well as motivation and positivity.
As of June 2020, I also became an author of my cookbook: “Wellness on a Plate: When Healthy Meets Quick”. To read more information about my cookbook and purchase a copy, head to the PRODUCTS tab of this website!
Feel free to contact me through the contact form and I am happy to help!
Hannah Deacon, B.Sc., RD, CPT