Sidney Shindle BA, CNP

Sidney received her undergraduate in French and Linguistics from UBC before deciding to follow her passion in health and wellness. She studied at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Vancouver Campus, where she graduated as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with honours, after a long and rewarding career as the head coach of a national level synchronized swimming club.
A lifelong teacher, she equips her clients and students with the tools they need to set strong foundations, in health and wellness and beyond.
Sidney has been able to combine her passions by working privately with clients, co-founding a corporate wellness company, teaching cooking classes and co-authoring a sports nutrition course for personal trainers.
When she’s not teaching, you can find her whipping up healthy gluten-free treats and searching for single origin chocolate bars. Sidney teaches Nutrition & Health: The Fundamentals, Professional Skills Development, as well as Comparative Diets at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Vancouver Campus.

  • CD 011 Comparative Diets

    This course provides a holistic model methodology in evaluating principles of food dynamics, nutrient proportions, holistic individuality, the law of opposites, food combining, and more. Students learn and assess the many therapeutic benefits and limitations of several alternative diet approaches, including: modern diets (intermittent fasting, macrobiotics), food combining (colour-therapy/rainbow diet), high protein diets (Ketogenic, Paleo), Vegetarian approaches (plant-based/vegetarian/vegan variations, fruitarian, raw food), as well as cleansing and detoxification diets (caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine detoxes, juice fasts). With the knowledge gained in this course, students will be able to identify individual's dietary imbalances, and analyze macronutrient proportions to design custom health-promoting diets and lifestyle programs.

  • FN 001 Nutrition and Health: The Fundamentals

    An introduction to the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and to the prevention of disease. This course provides a framework for the study of the basics of nutrition including; micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), the energy-yielding nutrients (Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins), metabolism, digestion, absorption and energy balance. This course will also look at lipids in detail: their functions, classification, dietary requirements, digestion & absorption, metabolism and links to the major fatal diseases, heart disease and cancer.

  • PSD 01 Professional Skills Development

    This course will exemplify the effective use of communication vehicles in professional practice. Combining motivation and communication theory with an audience-centered approach, students will learn to master skills in oral and written professional communication activities.