Since March is “Canadian Nutrition Month,” we looked for some of Canada’s most popular influencers in the health & nutrition world. This group is always ready with advice and recipes and best of all, are fully open to working with PR professionals!

Using Cision’s media database, the team compiled this list based on Cision’s proprietary research.


Vincci Tsui – Vincci Tsui, RD (Calgary, AB)


Instagram: VincciRD

Vincci Tsui helps clients pause and listen to their own needs in order to discover their own way of eating well and feeling good. Tsui frequently appears on Global Calgary and Breakfast Television Calgary and has been featured in the Calgary Herald. She likes to post healthy recipes and great foodie experiences she has at local restaurants.



Priscilla Soler – Gastrawnomica (Victoria, BC)


Instagram: Gastrawnomica

On Gastronawmica, Soler shares her experiences as a certified Health Coach, advanced detox and plant-based lifestyle coach. She also likes to share fitness routines and mouthwatering vegan recipes on her Instagram account.



Andy De Santis – Andy The RD (Toronto, ON)


Instagram: AndyTheRD

A self-proclaimed “food humourist,” Andy De Santis writes about sports nutrition, fitness and family-friendly recipes and has been featured in Impact Magazine. His posts are both educational and hilarious and are balanced with posts from his personal life.




Tori Wesszer – Fraiche Nutrition (Kelowna, BC)


Instagram: Fraichenutrition

A proud foodie, mom and Registered Dietician, Tori Wesszer gives you a front row seat into her kitchen as she shares her favourite appetizers, entrees and desserts with a healthy twist. She shares a collection of food, interior design and cute photos of her young children.




Chantal Urbina – Nutty 4 Nutrition (Winnipeg, MB)


Instagram: Nutty4nutrition

Based out of Winnipeg, Chantal Urbina us a registered massage therapist by day and a culinary nutrition expert at night. Alongside photos of her adorable daughter, Urbina shares her culinary creations, most of which are meat-free.




Nazima Qureshi – Nutrition by Nazima (Mississauga, ON)


Instagram: Nutritionbynaz

Focused less on diets and more on healthy habits, Nazima Qureshi works exclusively with women to help them live a happier and healthier life. She likes to share healthy South Asian recipes alongside inspirational quotes to keep her followers motivated.




Joy McCarthy – Joyous Health (Toronto, ON)


Instagram: JoyousHealth

On Joyous Health, McCarthy tackles a variety of topics such as health, beauty, fitness, parenting, food, and healing. She uses her expertise as a holistic nutritionist to teach readers how to live their best life.



Yoni Freedhoff – Weighty Matters (Ottawa, ON)


Instagram: Yonifreedhoff

A family doctor and assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, Freedhoff blogs about weight loss and the many myths that come with it. He will often post about current events alongside health and nutrition.



Leanne Vogel –Healthful Pursuit (Calgary, AB)


Instagram: Healthfulpursuit

Leanne Vogel has spent over a decade revolutionizing her perception of food and wellness by creating a life of kindness and acceptance towards herself and others. A proud supporter of living a “ketogenic” lifestyle, she shares meal plans and standalone recipes to help others stay on track.



Abbey Sharp – Abbey’s Kitchen (Toronto, ON)


Instagram: Abbeyskitchen

On Abbey’s Kitchen, Abbey Sharp tackled nutrition fads and trends and shares countless recipes that are a healthy version of your favourite comfort foods. In 2015, Abbey relaunched her popular YouTube channel, working with some of her favourite brands to create healthy delicious recipes, nutrition tips and fun food videos.



To learn more about Cision’s comprehensive media database, which contains over 1.6 million records, click here.


About Cision Media Research

The Cision Media Research Team maintains a database of more than that 1.6 million records​, including social influencers, traditional media contacts, outlets and opportunities. We collect and maintain the latest contact and pitching information of bloggers and journalists who can spread your message, broaden your campaign and help you build relationships with the people who matter.

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