DARA GURAU, RD
Registered Dietitian & Food and Nutrition Expert
Dara Gurau is registered dietitian and food and nutrition communication expert with over 10 years of experience. Dara works as a clinical dietitian in a large teaching hospital in Toronto and was the co-founder of How To Eat, a food and nutrition communication team and food blog. Dara runs a private practice in Toronto specializing in helping women build a happy and healthful relationship with food, family nutrition and feeding kids.
Dara’s common sense nutrition and food philosophy has been featured in many publications and media outlets across Canada including the Globe and Mail, Savvy Mom, Reader’s Digest, Parents Canada, The Western Producer and many more.
Dara graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Kinesiology and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science at Ryerson University. She completed her dietetic internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada. In her spare time Dara loves cooking and is an avid runner. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three young girls.
Dara practices from a Health At Every Size approach and works together with her clients to help them create a positive and balanced relationship with food and their body. If you are tired of the yo-yo dieting and feeling overwhelmed with "food rules," Dara can help you let go of the guilt, develop a healthy relationship with food, and get back to enjoying food and eating, stress-free.
As a mom to three young girls, Dara has experienced first hand the stress, joy and confusion that comes with feeding kids. Dara helps provide families with education and strategies to help make feeding kids and family meals an enjoyable experience and set the foundation for a lifelong healthful relationship with food.
She is currently pursuing specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Building a positive relationship with food
Ending food guilt and diet obsession
Breaking free from food rules
Making meal times less stressful
Managing and overcoming picky eating
Planning meals for the whole family
Raising happy and healthy eaters
This free 15 minute consultation will review your goals and any questions you have about the services offered.
We will conduct an extensive health and nutrition assessment and goal planning. We will review your goals and together we will implement a plan.
Review the plan and progress. Discuss any limitations or set backs and provide support and encouragement to help you achieve your goals.