Class of 2008

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Jill Anne McDowall

City & country of residence
Vancouver, Canada

My work
Registered Dietitian/Nutrition consultant

My current sports nutrition practice
I am in the process of establishing my own nutrition consulting business (Pivotal Nutrition Consulting). I also teach indoor cycling and other fitness classes.

My goals in sports nutrition
To gain knowledge and experience in sports nutrition that will be second to none. To assist athletes of all ages and abilities in reaching their performance goals. To teach recreational and competitive athletes how to effectively incorporate sports nutrit

My own sporting background
I have played various sports over the years including five years of varsity field hockey. I have completed a few half marathons and one full marathon. I am a certified indoor cycling instructor and soon to be a certified STOTT Pilates instructor.

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
Favourite sporting moment: When a local sports hero, Dave ‘Eli’ MacEachern, won gold in bobsleigh at the ‘98 Nagano Olympics. Sporting heroes: After volunteering at the 2004 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games I was inspired by the enthusiasm and dedic

My favourite foods
Grapefruit, Thai food, pizza...and now SUSHI since moving to Vancouver!

Other things of interest about me
Before studying nutrition, I completed a BSc. and MSc. in Psychology. I am a keen traveler…very fond of the UK, particularly Exeter where I studied for a year and then returned last fall to complete my final dietetic internship placement.