At Stephanie Small Coaching, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your peak performance and optimal health through personalized nutrition strategies. Our team of experienced dietitians is here to provide you with evidence-based advice and support tailored to your unique needs.


Unlock Your Athletic Potential with Personalized Sport Nutrition

At Stephanie Small Coaching, our mission is to provide top-tier nutritional guidance to help athletes achieve their peak performance while maintaining optimal health. We believe in the power of individualized, evidence-based nutrition strategies, and we are committed to supporting our clients every step of the way.

individualized and evidence-based

Our mission

  • Education and Credentials: Sports Dietitians are required to complete a minimum of a bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or a related field. They must also complete a supervised practice program, typically an internship, and pass a national registration exam.
  • Regulation and Licensing: Sports Dietitians are regulated health professionals and must adhere to strict professional and ethical standards. In many regions, they must be registered with a regulatory body to practice.
  • Scope of Practice: Sports Dietitians can provide medical nutrition therapy, develop personalized nutrition plans, and work in clinical settings. They are trained to manage a wide range of health conditions through diet and specialize in optimizing athletic performance.

What’s the Difference?

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist

sports dietitian:

  • Education and Credentials: The title "nutritionist" is less regulated and can be used by individuals with varying levels of education, from a certificate to a doctoral degree. Some nutritionists may have advanced degrees and certifications, while others may not.
  • Regulation and Licensing: Nutritionists are not as strictly regulated as sports dietitians. In many places, the title does not require registration or adherence to a regulatory body.
  • Scope of Practice: Nutritionists can provide general nutrition advice and education. However, they may not be qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy or work in clinical settings unless they have advanced credentials and certifications.


Why choose a Sports Dietitian?

Choosing a Registered Sports Dietitian ensures you are receiving evidence-based, professional, and personalized nutrition advice from a regulated health professional. At Stephanie Small Coaching, both Stephanie and Jevon are Registered Sports Dietitians dedicated to helping you achieve your health and performance goals.

A Toronto-area/virtual sport dietitian who serves athletes across the lifespan including marathon runners, triathletes, boxers, high-school and collegiate athletes, former athletes, corporate executives, and more. 

I take your potential to the next level through combining physiology and behavioral driven research, and realistic, yet effective nutrition interventions. 

performance dietitian

Nice to meet you!

stephanie small

  • Empowerment: Empowering clients to discover and harness their own strengths to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Holistic Approach: Considering all aspects of a client's life (mental, physical, emotional) in coaching strategies.
  • Evidence Based: I will maintain up-to date on the recent sports nutrition research to provide the highest quality support.
  • Client-Centered: Tailoring coaching methods to fit the unique needs and aspirations of each client.
  • Action and Accountability: Motivating clients to take action towards their goals and holding them accountable for their progress.

As a sports Dietitian I aim to

My Philosophy

  • Bachelor's of Science: Exercise Physiology & Dietetics, Florida State University
  • Master's of Science: Exercise Physiology & Sports Dietitian, Florida State University
  • 1200-hour dietetic internship: EXOS San Diego, Florida State University, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, & Florida State Hospital
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Commission on Dietetics Registration (U.S., Ontario and Alberta)
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN): Florida, Ontario, Alberta
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate: Kinesiology, University of Toronto (2025)

Stephanie's Credentials

I do the research so you don't have too!

A Sports Dietitian based in Nanaimo, BC, and I've helped provide nutrition education to athletes from multiple sports including basketball, track & field, hockey, and cheerleading.

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jevon bisschop

  • Performance and Health: Provide nutritional advice and strategies to optimize both athletic performance and overall health.
  • Evidence-Based: Keep knowledge up to date with the latest sports nutrition research to provide optimal support for clients.
  • Individualization: Recognize that each client is unique and has different needs to meet their goals and preferences.
  • Adaptability: Be flexible and adaptable with recommendations to ensure they meet client needs as those needs change with time.
  • Education: Empower clients with education about sport nutrition principles to help them understand the impact changes will have on their performance, recovery, and health.

As a sports Dietitian I aim to

My Philosophy

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Food and Nutrition, Brescia University College
  • Master’s of Science in Food and Nutrition, Brescia University College
  • 1250 hour dietetic internship, Brescia University College
  • Registered Dietitian: College of Dietitians of BC and Ontario

Jevon's Credentials