Fueling With Food was founded in 2007 by Registered Dietitian Tristaca Curley. The Kelowna-based clinic has built a reputation on providing expert nutrition counselling and media communications both locally and nationally. Tristaca is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and also teaches 5 Nutrition courses through Acadia University’s distance education department.
She began her academic career in British Columbia, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and psychology from the University of Victoria. In 2003, she decided to pursue graduate studies earning a Masters of Science at McGill University, where she developed a tool designed to screen for disordered eating in athletes. Also, Tristaca is one of only a handful of dietitians across Canada that are responsible for developing the Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination – the national test that all dietitians must write in order to competently practise dietetics in Canada.
During the past several years, Tristaca has worked with a variety of populations ranging from health-care professionals, researchers, community members, and high-school and university students. She has been a Sports Nutritionist for Dalhousie and Acadia University, the 2011 Canada Winter Games, the Kelowna Rockets, Okanagan Hockey Academy, and the National Coaching Institute, as well as the nutrition expert with BodySense, an initiative from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport aimed at fostering healthy body image in athletes. Tristaca is a member of the Sport Nutrition Advisory Council of Canada, International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians, Dietitians of Canada, and the College of Dietitians of BC. In particular, she has devoted much of her research and clinical efforts to athletes and those with disordered eating.
Tristaca has been featured in a variety of print, radio, and television media, including:
- Canadian Running
- Today’s Parent
- Canadian Living
- Canadian Family
- Best Health
- Inside Fitness
- The Coast newspaper
- The Metro newspaper
- The Chronicle Herald newspaper
- Health Journal
- CBC’s Mainstreet and Information Morning
- CTV’s Live at 5
- Breakfast Television
See recent media appearances featuring our Dietitian.
Kelowna Dietitian Tristaca Curley is eager to share her passion for healthy living with those residing within and beyond the Okanagan. As a Mom of two busy toddlers, she understands how difficult it can be to eat healthy when life is busy. To set up an appointment, please send an email or call 778-484-3835 (FUEL).