My name is Rebecca (Becca) Ourique and I started Keen on Nutrition in 2018 after I decided to quit my corporate job and pursue my passion of becoming a Registered Dietitian, specializing in plant based nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease and sports nutrition.
I’ve been studying nutrition, fitness and the food industry since 2007 but it wasn’t until I transitioned to a plant based diet in 2015 that I began to see the benefits introducing more plants into your diet could have on your overall health and wellbeing. It’s what motivated me to continue to dive deeper into the subject matter and I enrolled in Cornell’s plant based nutrition certificate program.
The more I immersed myself into the plant based nutrition industry, the more I began to see the detrimental impacts misinformation from unqualified sources were having on people’s lives, this was the tipping point for me, and what prompted me to quit my corporate job and enroll in the University of Western Ontario’s Dietetics program at Brescia University College.
I want to be a trustworthy and reputable source of nutritional information to help people make lasting, holistic changes to their life. I'm in the final chapter of my student journey, obtaining a Master of Health Science degree while completing my supervised practical experience with Toronto Metropolitan University and its partners. My areas of focus include high-performance nutrition for athletes, digestive disorders and all things plant based!
I am so excited to be on this pathway and to have you come along with me. Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@keenonnutrition) and reach out if you have any questions about nutrition, fitness or wellness goals.
Mount Sinai Hospital (Sinai Health)
September - December 2023
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
May - August 2023
Toronto Metropolitan University
September 2022 - December 2023
2019 - Present
Brescia University College
2019 - 2022
T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies
2007 - 2011
Though I do all that I can to spread the most accurate and current information and genuinely believe that everything shared on this website is factual, please understand that due to the fact that I am a student, my views on nutrition and diet are constantly evolving with my education. It is possible that I no longer hold some views shared on older posts. Before making any changes to your current eating plan, check in with your registered dietitian, especially if you have any intolerance's, allergies or medical conditions. The advice offered on this blog is intended for healthy, young adults with no pre-existing health conditions and is not meant to be taken as individual recommendations. Nothing posted on this blog is intended to cause harm or offense of any kind.